| Oct 28, 2008
At court hearing after court hearing, Nicholas W. Browning has sat stoically as lawyers argued about his bail status, the doctors who would evaluate him and whether he would be tried in adult court or the juvenile system on charges that he killed his...
| Jul 30, 2008
A Cockeysville teenager accused of killing his parents and two younger brothers was in a "trance-like state" when they were shot, one by one, as they slept in the family's home in February, a forensic psychiatrist testifying for the defense told a judge...
| Feb 3, 2008
The bodies of two adults and two teenagers were discovered last night in a home in Cockeysville by a 15-year-old boy who lived at the home, Baltimore County Police said.
The dead were discovered shortly after 5 p.m. when the boy, who had spent the...
| Feb 4, 2008
A 15-year-old Dulaney High School honor student and Boy Scout was charged yesterday with shooting and killing his parents and two younger brothers, a crime that police said he confessed to more than 24 hours after the killings - time he allegedly spent...
| Feb 4, 2008
They told stories about the Browning family for an hour last night, the most colorful of which involved Greg Browning's attempts to play soccer.
Instead of scoring goals, the rambunctious 14-year-old made his classmates laugh, and the dozens who showed...
| Feb 5, 2008
Nicholas Browning appeared on the television screen in a Towson courtroom yesterday, his dirty-blond hair tousled, wearing a jail-issued orange jumpsuit. The 15-year-old Dulaney High School sophomore answered the judge's questions with "ma'am," as he...
| Feb 6, 2008
The fatal shooting last weekend of a Baltimore County couple and two of their sons, allegedly at the hands of their eldest son, is not the first gun tragedy to have visited their extended family.
More than three decades ago, the sister of the father...
| Feb 7, 2008
From the 17-year-old D.C. sniper to a disgraced state politician, the new attorney for a 15-year-old Cockeysville youth who police say confessed to fatally shooting his family last weekend has had his share of high-visibility clients.
Joshua R. Treem,...
| Feb 9, 2008
Minutes before services started, the Rev. Bill Brown still didn't know what on earth he would say.
There has been a tragedy, he finally told the 100 or so people in the pews of Epworth United Methodist Church. And the victims were church members - John...
| Feb 10, 2008
As mourners shuffled into pews, images flashed on a screen above the altar: The couple dancing on their wedding day, the husband's strong arms wrapped around his wife. Their three sons posing in Christmas sweaters, all chubby cheeks and big smiles. The...
| Feb 10, 2008
Covering tragedies is never easy or enjoyable for any journalist - in spite of how it's portrayed in the entertainment world. When a tragedy involves children and strikes close to home, it's even tougher.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, I ended my shift as...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:24 PM
When it came to Van Cliburn, the remarkable pianist who died Wednesday at age 78 of bone cancer, I always thought the critics got it wrong.
To those who observed Cliburn's spectacular career from a comfortable distance, he was the gifted Texan who...