Retired Baltimore District Judge Charles A. Chiapparelli, who had earlier headed the child abuse division of the Baltimore state's attorney's office, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The Canton resident was 71.
"Charlie was a very good friend to so many people. He was a very proud man and not the least bit vain," said Joseph F. Murphy Jr., who retired as chief judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in 2007.
"He was a unique prosecutor who worked in the courthouse during the day and in the family business at night for many years before going on the bench," said former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who was Judge...