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Sentencing postponed for armed robber

The sentencing of Aaron V. Seivers, a former Baltimore police officer-in-training who was found guilty of armed robbery last year, was postponed Friday after Seivers' new lawyer claimed the defendant's trial attorney had been incompetent. Seivers was accused of driving the getaway car in the Oct. 28, 2007, robbery of a McDonald's in Carney. Attorney William H. Murphy Jr. said the jury should not have heard that his client might have provided the police-issue Glock gun used in the crime because such testimony was prejudicial to Seivers. Murphy said also that Seivers' previous lawyer, Samuel L. Curry, should have suppressed his confession.

Nick Madigan

Man shot in the head in Northeast Baltimore

Police were investigating a shooting that occurred early yesterday at Erdman Avenue and Federal Street. Investigators responded to the Northeast Baltimore intersection at 1:55 a.m. and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The unidentified victim was taken to a hospital, where he remained last night. Police knew of no motive and had no suspects, said police spokesman Troy Harris.

John-John Williams IV

Hit-and-run driver kills man in Sparrows Point

Baltimore County police were searching for the motorist who struck and killed a Baltimore County man in Sparrows Point yesterday then fled the scene. Police said they were called to North Point and Lodge Farm roads about 1:30 a.m. when someone spotted Matthew Papadakis, 67, lying in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that Papadakis was hit by a car that was traveling south on North Point Road.

Man found fatally shot in Towson apartment

Baltimore County police were investigating the death of a man who was found shot in the back of the head inside a Towson apartment yesterday afternoon. Police found the man at 2:56 p.m. after responding to a report of cardiac arrest at the Fairways at Towson apartment complex in the 7000 block of Lachlan Circle. When investigators arrived, they learned that the man, who appeared to be in his early 20s, had been shot. No motive or suspect had been identified.

John-John Williams IV

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