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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2011
In 2007, Anthony Grandison, a onetime reputed Baltimore drug lord and convicted murderer who has spent most of the past 27 years on death row, fired the lawyers the public defender's office hired to represent him in his latest efforts to win a new trial or new sentence. He did it after he learned that the public defender's office wouldn't replace those attorneys — one of whom told the judge that Grandison had fired about 11 lawyers since 1983, when he was charged with capital murder of a would-be witness against him and the man's sister-in-law at a Baltimore County motel.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2011
In 2007, Anthony Grandison, a onetime reputed Baltimore drug lord and convicted murderer who has spent most of the past 27 years on death row, fired the lawyers the public defender's office hired to represent him in his latest efforts to win a new trial or new sentence. He did it after he learned that the public defender's office wouldn't replace those attorneys — one of whom told the judge that Grandison had fired about 11 lawyers since 1983, when he was charged with capital murder of a would-be witness against him and the man's sister-in-law at a Baltimore County motel.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2002
A federal jury convicted the son of one of Baltimore's most notorious drug lords yesterday of carjacking a Department of Public Works van, a guilty verdict that came less than a week after the man was acquitted in state court on an attempted murder charge. Anthony "Scooter" Grandison Jr., 23, also was charged with illegally possessing ammunition when police caught him at the end of a bizarre car and foot chase through West Baltimore last summer. The federal jury acquitted him on that count.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2003
Anthony Grandison Jr., son of death row inmate Anthony Grandison, was denied a new trial yesterday and told he would not receive a reduction in the nine-year, three-month state sentence he received in May for violating probation. Grandison, 24, is serving the state sentence and has received an additional federal sentence of 15 years. The state sentence is the result of convictions for two probation violations stemming from criminal charges, including the carjacking of a city Department of Public Works van. Grandison was convicted in federal court for the same carjacking.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2003
A federal judge sentenced the son of one of Baltimore's most notorious drug lords yesterday to 15 years in prison for carjacking a Department of Public Works van, agreeing with prosecutors that at age 23, Anthony Grandison Jr. already qualified for the long sentence under U.S. career criminal laws. Grandison, who also is known as "Scooter," was convicted on a federal carjacking charge in connection with a bizarre car and foot chase through West Baltimore Aug. 12 that ended with him seizing control of the city vehicle in an attempt to escape a local bounty hunter.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2003
Anthony Grandison Jr., son of death-row inmate Anthony Grandison, was sentenced yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to nine years in prison for two probation violations stemming from criminal charges. One violation was that he was convicted of carjacking a van and is serving 15 years in federal prison. The other was that he did not show up for his trial when he was a defendant in an attempted-murder case last summer in Circuit Court. He was later cleared of the attempted-murder charges.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1995
Maryland's highest court yesterday narrowly upheld the death sentence for Anthony Grandison who, from his Baltimore jail cell, sent a gunman to a Pikesville motel to kill two witnesses scheduled to testify against him in a 1983 federal drug trial.By a 4-3 vote, the Court of Appeals struck down all 29 arguments Grandison and his lawyer raised, including claims that he was unfairly denied a lawyer and that an FBI agent's testimony unfairly prejudiced jurors.Judge Robert L. Karwacki wrote that Agent Kevin Foley should not have been allowed to testify about his beliefs about Grandison's guilt.
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By SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 11, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Vernon Lee Evans Jr., a Maryland death row inmate, failed yesterday in his latest appeal to the Supreme Court over his murder-for-hire conviction and death sentence, the fourth time in 12 years that the justices have turned him down.The Supreme Court made no comment in refusing to hear his case.Evans was convicted in 1983 by a Worcester County jury of killing a man and a woman at a Pikesville hotel under a murder contract. Prosecutors said Evans had been paid $9,000 by Anthony Grandison, who faced drug charges and sought the slaying of two potential witnesses against him in that case.
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By Washington Bureau | March 23, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Anthony Grandison Sr., sent to Maryland's death row after being convicted of hiring a killer to murder two employees at a Pikesville motel a decade ago, is temporarily free from any immediate threat of execution, as a result of a brief Supreme Court order yesterday.State prosecutors, however, will be free to ask for new death sentences.Although prosecutors handling the case could not be reached yesterday, they had given no indication that they would not seek the same sentences again.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2002
The son of one of Baltimore's most notorious drug lords went on trial yesterday in a case featuring a made-for-television police chase that involved a stolen Department of Public Works van and an enterprising city worker who tried to save the vehicle. Federal prosecutors say Anthony "Scooter" Grandison Jr. led police on a wild 15-minute car and foot chase through West Baltimore in August after a bounty hunter tried to collar him for skipping out on a $250,000 bail when he failed to appear in court on an attempted-murder charge.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2001
The state's highest court narrowly affirmed yesterday the death sentence imposed on Jody Lee Miles for the 1997 fatal shooting of a community theater director in Wicomico County. The Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 that the evidence used to convict Miles - including his confession - was legally obtained, even though he became a suspect only when police identified his voice in an illegally taped cell phone conversation. "We find it significant that the facts used by the police in questioning ... were all facts learned by the police through lawful investigative means," Judge Lynne A. Battaglia wrote.
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