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  • Baltimore police officer charged in drug corruption case

    Baltimore police officer charged in drug corruption case
    A Baltimore police officer accepted cash payments and provided protection for a man she believed to be a drug dealer — a man who was actually working with department investigators and FBI agents to build a criminal case against her, authorities...
  • Defense asks for new trial in Phylicia Barnes murder

    Defense asks for new trial in Phylicia Barnes murder
    Attorneys for the man convicted of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes have asked a judge for a new trial, arguing that prosecutors made improper statements to the jury and withheld information. Michael Maurice Johnson was convicted this month of second-...
  • Barnes' family says verdict boosts efforts to spur better investigations

    Barnes' family says verdict boosts efforts to spur better investigations
    When Phylicia Barnes' disappearance drew national attention two years ago, it prompted calls for stronger response to reports of missing children — particularly minorities. Some who made those pleas said Wednesday that Michael Maurice Johnson's...
  • Tearful Deena Barnes describes day Phylicia went missing

    Tearful Deena Barnes describes day Phylicia went missing
    The older sister of Phylicia Barnes tearfully said Monday she had allowed her teenage sister to drift too close to the man now accused of murdering her, testifying in the trial of Michael Maurice Johnson that the then-26-year-old's unnerving conduct one...
  • Accused Barnes killer speaks in tape made days after disappearance

    Accused Barnes killer speaks in tape made days after disappearance
    Jurors got to hear Michael Maurice Johnson's account Tuesday of the last time he saw Phylicia Barnes alive, as prosecutors played audio tape of a police interview with the man now charged with killing the 16-year-old. In the Dec. 31, 2010, interview,...
  • Witness testifies that he saw Phylicia Barnes' body

    Witness testifies that he saw Phylicia Barnes' body
    In a pivotal day of testimony in the Phylicia Barnes murder trial, a 36-year-old petty criminal the defense has dismissed as a "jailhouse snitch" took the stand as one of the prosecution's key witnesses. James McCray, currently locked up in Charles...
  • Jury hears Barnes' alleged killer talk of fleeing country

    Jury hears Barnes' alleged killer talk of fleeing country
    Fearing the investigation into Phylicia Barnes' death was closing in on him, prosecutors say, Michael Maurice Johnson told his girlfriend in text messages that he was thinking about fleeing the country. "I feel like everything is about to hit the fan. I...
  • Judge concerned about evidence in Phylicia Barnes case

    Judge concerned about evidence in Phylicia Barnes case
    The judge overseeing the Phylicia Barnes murder trial said Friday that prosecutors are proceeding on a circumstantial theory that causes him "great concern," but added that the case should continue and be presented to jurors. Circuit Judge Alfred Nance'...
  • Jurors begin deliberating in Phylicia Barnes murder trial

    Jurors begin deliberating in Phylicia Barnes murder trial
    Lawyers on both sides of the Phylicia Barnes murder trial acknowledged the circumstantial evidence against Michael Maurice Johnson in closing arguments Monday. But while defense attorneys described flaws and inconsistencies, prosecutors said the facts...
  • Trial in Phylicia Barnes case set to start

    Trial in Phylicia Barnes case set to start
    Michael Maurice Johnson is scheduled to stand trial starting Tuesday in the death of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, with court proceedings that could include prosecutors playing a sex video and defense attorneys revealing details from an...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER: Blustery, with temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the single digits. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality: President Barack Obama began his...
  • Judge issues restrictions for media in Phylicia Barnes case

    Judge Alfred Nance issued a 27-point list of directives for media as the trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, got underway Tuesday morning.  Here's how the court order appeared taped outside the courtroom...