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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN REPORTER | April 17, 2008
The state's highest court ruled yesterday that a man can be charged with rape if he ignores a woman's calls to stop - even if she had previously consented to sex. With this expansion of the legal definition of rape, Maryland joins seven other states whose courts have determined that a woman can revoke her consent after intercourse begins. "This goes to the heart of women's autonomy," said Lisae C. Jordan, legal director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which filed a brief in the matter.
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By Gregory P. Kane | October 14, 1993
DURING the seventh day of deliberations in the case of the two men accused of beating truck driver Reginald Denny during last year's Los Angeles riots, one of the regular jurors was replaced by an alternate. The jurors had to renew deliberations from the beginning, because the alternate was not in on the original deliberations.The juror, an elderly woman known only as Juror 373, was dismissed for "failing to deliberate as the law defines it," the elegant legalese the judge in the case used.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
Paul Stephen Riggins Jr. -- the 39-year-old Elkridge man who was arrested in Howard County last month and charged with having sex with a teen-age girl -- was arrested again yesterday in Anne Arundel County on charges stemming from the same case.A spokesman for the Anne Arundel County police said Stephen Riggins, as he is known to family and friends, was arrested without incident yesterday morning at what police said was his home in the 400 block of Elwell Court in Glen Burnie.Riggins, who had been living in Elkridge, was charged with child sexual abuse, third-degree sexual abuse and common law battery and was being held at the Anne Arundel Detention Center without bail.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Anne Arundel Bureau of The Sun | October 30, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- School guidance counselors could be sued if they don't try to prevent a student's suicide, the Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.The decision sends the case of a Kensington man, whose 13-year-old daughter died in an apparent murder-suicide pact in November 1988,back to Montgomery County Circuit Court for a trial.Stephen Eisel had sued the school system, the superintendent, the principal and two guidance counselors at Sligo Middle School in Montgomery County because the counselors did not tell him that friends of Nicole Eisel had said she was discussing suicide.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 11, 1997
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Saying that any renewed attempt to prosecute Dr. Jack Kevorkian would be "an exercise in futility," the new Oakland County prosecutor, David Gorcyca, dismissed a long list of assisted-suicide charges his predecessor had filed against the retired pathologist and two assistants in October."
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Montgomery County police investigators suspect a Clarksburg mother killed two young children who have been missing for more than a week, police said on Monday. Sarah Hoggle, 3, and Jacob Hoggle, 2, have been missing since Sept. 8. Authorities are investigating their mother, Catherine Hoggle, 27, in their possible deaths. Hoggle had also gone missing for a few days after her common-law husband became suspicious about the kids' whereabouts. "We keep a ray of hope that Sarah and Jacob will be reunited with their family," Police Capt.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | November 10, 1991
A Harford Circuit Court judge has denied a request by a Havre de Grace contracting company for a summary judgment in its civil suit against the developers of the Major's Choice subdivision in Bel Air.Judge Cypert O. Whitfill's order, issued Monday, means that the case will be scheduled for trial. The trial has not been scheduled.The contractor, Majors Inc., is seeking $125,202 in damages from the Majors Choice Limited Partnership, Shehan & McGee Associates, andits two partners, Robert W. McGee and George Shehan, both of Bel Air.Majors Inc. contends in its suit, filed Sept.
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December 12, 1991
Unlike other individual rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the right to a jury trial is also guaranteed in the body of the Constitution. The Sixth and Seventh amendments were added, however, to make sure such trials were fair and not subject to manipulation by the government. The Sixth Amendment deals with criminal prosecutions; the Seventh, with civil cases.The Sixth goes beyond the Constitution's bare guarantee of trial by jury to insist that the trial be "speedy" and "public," that the jurors be "impartial," that the accused be informed of "the nature and cause" of all charges, be able to compel testimony, examine the evidence and have a lawyer.
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By Ann G. Sjoerdsma | February 20, 2000
KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- The large sign next to the four roadside crosses reads "DRINKING + DRIVING CAN COST YOU A PRECIOUS GEM." Garnished in flowers, each simple white cross bears a name: Megan, Angie, Amanda, Shana. On April 6, 1999, at this site on Highway 158 in Kill Devil Hills, four 17-year-old girls last saw each other. The crash instantly killed Megan Blong, Angie McGrady and Amanda Geiger, all from New Jersey. Shana Lawler, whose family had recently moved to North Carolina's Outer Banks, died six days later.
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By Staff report | July 2, 1993
A 16-year-old Westminster boy led state police on a high-speed chase early Wednesday that ended when he lost control and struck an embankment while attempting to turn right onto Old Baltimore Road.Police records indicate the driver was not injured. His passenger, another Westminster 16-year-old boy, received minor injuries but refused treatment.About 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Tfc. Leonard Lucas saw a 1981 Ford "operating erratically" on Route 32 in Eldersburg.He signaled the car with siren and lights, but it did not stop.
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