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Phylicia Barnes

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  • Sister's ex-boyfriend charged with murder in Phylicia Barnes case

    Sister's ex-boyfriend charged with murder in Phylicia Barnes case
    For nearly a decade, Michael Maurice Johnson dated the half-sister of Phylicia Barnes. He went along on family trips, and played basketball with their brother. He was like family, and considered Phylicia a "little sister," relatives say. He was also...
  • Timeline of Phylicia Barnes' death

    Dec. 28, 2010 — Phylicia Barnes, visiting from Monroe, N.C., is last seen in her sister's apartment in the 6500 block of Eberle Drive, near the Reisterstown Road Metro station and shopping plaza. When her sister, Deena, can't locate her, family...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Thursday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Baltimore man charged with first-degree murder in Phylicia Barnes case: A Baltimore man has been indicted on charges of first degree murder in the death of the North Carolina teen who disappeared in Baltimore in 2010. Rainy day could...
  • Phylicia Barnes: An arrest, and questions

    Phylicia Barnes: An arrest, and questions
    The arrest late Wednesday of a suspect in the killing of North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes is a vindication of the tremendous effort and resources the Baltimore Police Department poured into the case after the 16-year-old disappeared from her older...
  • As good as it gets

    Steve Buttry meditated yesterday on recapturing the joy and excitement of journalism, offering some valuable suggestions. I have another. Relish the work.  I mean the real work, not the attend-multiple-meetings, pretend-crap-is-better-than-it-is routines...
  • Secrecy surrounds Barnes case and arrest; defense lawyer says client was hit by officers

    Secrecy surrounds Barnes case and arrest; defense lawyer says client was hit by officers
    The defense attorney for 28-year-old Michael Johnson, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, told reporters on Thursday that his client had been struck and kicked during his arrest. He disputed a statement from the city's...
  • Phylicia Barnes' brother wants to become city cop

    Phylicia Barnes' brother wants to become city cop
    When police and prosecutors gathered in a cramped media room on the ground floor of the Police Department's Fayette Street headquarters to finally announce an arrest in the killing of Phylicia Barnes, the victim's half-brother merely rode down an elevator...
  • Details in Phylicia Barnes murder emerge at hearing

    Details in Phylicia Barnes murder emerge at hearing
    Prosecutors alleged Friday that the 28-year-old man charged with murdering Phylicia Barnes asphyxiated the teenager in her sister's Northwest Baltimore apartment, and then moved her body using a 35-gallon plastic tub. Michael Maurice Johnson, the ex-...
  • Johnson to get new trial in killing of Phylicia Barnes

    Johnson to get new trial in killing of Phylicia Barnes
    A Baltimore judge threw out the murder conviction of a man who was to be sentenced Wednesday in the killing of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, saying prosecutors withheld information about a key witness from defense attorneys. The second-degree murder...
  • Fresh questions about key Barnes murder witness

    Fresh questions about key Barnes murder witness
    Lawyers for the man convicted of killing Phylicia Barnes are again seeking to undermine the credibility of a small-time criminal who provided key state testimony in his trial, citing a letter from Montgomery County prosecutors detailing James McCray's...
  • 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-...
  • Michael Johnson found guilty in killing of Phylicia Barnes

    Michael Johnson found guilty in killing of Phylicia Barnes
    A Baltimore jury found Michael Maurice Johnson guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, agreeing with prosecutors that the last known person to see the North Carolina teen alive was also her killer. Johnson...