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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.,...
Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, Prosecution, David Gray, Criminal Laws, Laws
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...
Tags: Middle Schools, Science, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Human Body
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle. Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
The father of a woman killed 37 years ago in her Severn home has put up a $10,000 reward, hoping to generate new leads to help police find her killer. Phyllis Bohle was bludgeoned with a fireplace poker and stabbed on March 25, 1974, when she was 23....
A Baltimore County man was found guilty Wednesday of shooting a Towson gas station owner to death in the first case to test Maryland's revised capital punishment law. Walter P. Bishop Jr., 29, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the...
Tags: Crime Victims, Defendants, Prosecution, Criminal Laws, Laws
Baltimore Sun reporterA moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
Baltimore prosecutors said Thursday they will retry two illegal immigrants charged with killing three young relatives in a Baltimore apartment in 2004, after their convictions were overturned last month by the state's highest court because of a judge's...
Tags: Witnesses, Illegal Immigrants, Prosecution, Lawyers, Migration
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...
A century ago, the Page family settled in Catonsville, founded a church and operated the neighborhood grocery out of the front rooms of a home on Winters Lane. Still, the family's 99-year-old matriarch, Eva Page Brooks — whose living room was...
James L. Owens Jr., who spent 20 years behind bars on burglary and murder charges only to be freed in 2008 by a DNA discovery, has filed a $15 million lawsuit claiming Baltimore police and prosecutors intentionally suppressed exculpatory information in...
Tags: Witnesses, Prisons, Prosecution, Biotechnology Industry, Laws
For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Wilmington, Del., restaurant. The Timonium...
Maryland's highest court overturned the convictions of two men who were found guilty of the murders of three children in a Northwest Baltimore apartment seven years ago, ruling Friday that the trial judge made mistakes that prevented the defendants from...
Tags: Immigration, Witnesses, Prosecution, Laws, Migration
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