| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:18 AM
The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes.
But in a press...
| May 2, 2012
Maryland authorities have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after the state's highest court ruled the crime fighting tool that has helped solve dozens of cold cases unconstitutional. On Friday,...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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.
| Jul 25, 2010
| 4:54 PM
The young East Baltimore woman gave police a vivid description of her rape: A man snatched her off the street and used a pocketknife to force her into the darkness of Ellwood Park.
Then the pregnancy test conducted during her medical examination came...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 6:48 PM
The trial against three men accused of murdering former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris will go forward with DNA and photographic evidence that defense attorneys tried vigorously to quash, a judge ruled Monday.
The decision by retired...
| May 15, 2010
Someone of the canine persuasion has been leaving his business all over the Scarlett Place condominiums near the Inner Harbor. And the condo board says the only way to find the culprit: mandated DNA tests for every dog in the building.
"We pay all this...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:46 AM
In the past five years, since corrections officer David McGuinn was stabbed to death at the hulking House of Correction in Jessup, there have been major changes in Maryland's corrections system — new prisons built, new programs added and tighter...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Despite his efforts to stave off his long-overdue date with justice, indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared before a panel of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Friday. Soon he will stand trial for...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Students at Howard County's Summer Initiatives for Talent Development program think kids shouldn't spend their summers watching television or hanging out with friends when they can extract DNA from fruits and vegetables or debate whether schoolchildren...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The man accused of fatally shooting a Towson gas station owner in a murder-for-hire scheme is due in court this week — the first trial under Maryland's revamped death penalty law, legal experts say.
And the trial of Walter P. Bishop Jr.,...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 3:00 AM
What can one say in the argument over capital punishment that hasn't been said before?
Perhaps only that the case is not one-sided and that both supporters and opponents typically play fast and loose with the evidence. Let us dispense, for now, with...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is taking part in a program to develop and test new technology that could significantly cut DNA analysis time.
The National Institute of Justice is putting $1 million toward the project. Police will partner with...