| Jul 28, 2012
| 7:07 PM
A Crofton man with a cache of weapons who is accused of having threatened a former co-worker may be held for a week in a hospital before authorities decide whether to charge him with a crime, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Neil Edwin Prescott,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 1:23 PM
With the deadly shooting that killed 12 people and injured 58 at an Aurora, Colo., theater still fresh in people's minds, authorities in Prince George's Countywere right to waste no time last week investigating the case of a Crofton man who reportedly...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Alexander Kinyua, the 21-year-old accused of killing a man and eating his organs, has been formally indicted on charges of first-degree murder and assault and has been sent to a Maryland state mental hospital.
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I....
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Prosecutors face a ticking clock as they continue to build a case against the Crofton man who they believe threatened to commit a workplace shooting while calling himself "a joker."
Authorities said Monday that they plan to file charges against Neil...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Though none of us yet knows much of Adam Lanza's backstory, it doesn't take a mental health professional to suspect that a man who killed his mother before killing so many children and adults was likely suffering from a severe mental disorder. Although...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:30 PM
Alexander Kinyua, the college student accused of killing a family friend and ingesting his heart and brain, has been declared incompetent to stand trial, according to court records.
Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said in an Aug. 13...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:04 PM
A former Howard County assistant principal who pleaded guilty to using stolen credit cards from school system employees and using them to purchase more than $2,500 in merchandise was sentenced to 90 days in prison Thursday.
Patricia Kelly Murray, 40,...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Dr. Edward Lawrence Suarez-Murias, a retired psychiatrist and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia July 2 at his Roland Park home. He was 96.
Named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he practiced in Baltimore for more...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:29 PM
A Howard County judge ruled Friday the Columbia teen charged with stabbing and murdering another teen in a Columbia apartment complex last July is competent to stand trial, according to T. Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the Howard County State's Attorney's...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:03 PM
A state task force composed of police, mental health advocates and gun rights representatives began its look Tuesday at whether Maryland laws governing gun access by the mentally ill should be changed.
Questions the 17-member panel will consider...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday proposed restricting mental health patients' access to firearms as part of a broad gun-control package and called for expanding early voting to ease long lines on Election Day.
The governor, in releasing his full...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...