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When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
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The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
Suspects arrested for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, officials with several Maryland law enforcement agencies said Thursday. A day after U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. authorized the practice to resume,...
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DNA testing has matched a third cold-case rape to a man who hanged himself in the Anne Arundel County jail after he was convicted of one rape and was awaiting trial on a second. The latest case to be closed involving William Joseph Trice was the May 31,...
Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
Calling DNA collection from those arrested for certain felonies a "valuable tool for investigating unsolved crimes," Chief Justice John G. Roberts on Monday said there was a "fair prospect" that the nation's high court would overturn a Maryland ruling...
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I am appalled that collecting a person's DNA samples when they are arrested could be considered an "unconstitutional search" ("DNA call could undo rape case," June 10). It's not a violation of a suspect's rights. The fact that the DNA in question is...
A 48-year-old East Baltimore man has been charged with raping a teenage girl in a vacant building last month after police said DNA evidence linked him to the assault. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the suspect, Alvin Ray Wright, is accused of...
A passionate group of advocates — including NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and an innocent man who was on Maryland's death row for two years — came to Annapolis Wednesday to argue against the state's death penalty. "For this state to...
The mother of a juvenile suspect who admitted this week to accidentally shooting 13-year-old Monae Turnage is being investigated in connection with circumstances surrounding the killing, the woman's attorney has confirmed. The attorney, Isaac Klein, said...
Two city youths charged with fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl in the chest and then hiding her body under a pile of trash in an East Baltimore alley admitted to their respective roles in the killing Tuesday afternoon in juvenile court. A 13-year-old...
Tags: Human Body, Lawyers, Abusive Behavior, Murder, Trials
A by-the-book correctional officer was murdered on the job by two prisoners who didn't want to live by the rules, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday as the death penalty trial of the first of those inmates began in Anne Arundel County. "To them, Cpl....
Tags: Prisons, Lawyers, Death Penalty, Laws, Human Body
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