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by Annie Linskey | May 30, 2012
Maryland's legislative leaders today appointed a bipartisan panel to study the impact of recent court ruling that labeled pit bulls as 'inherently dangerous' for liability purposes and to make recommendations about possible legislative fixes. Five members from each chamber have been named, including three of the five delegates who introduced legislation aimed at overturning the court's ruling during the May special session in Annapolis. The 4-3 decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals came in April after the General Assembly's regular session expired, and drew outrage from dog owners who fear that thousands of pit bulls will be put down.
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By Mary Knudson and Mary Knudson,Staff Writer | March 8, 1992
Dinner was particularly good that night. David and I had eaten while we watched "Jeopardy" and talked over the day's activities. I remember so well how happy he was. He and Linda had just become engaged two weeks ago and they were both so excited. He planned to meet her at her house around 8:30 that night, but he hesitated in the hallway while we watched something very funny on TV. Then, because he thought he might be late, he phoned Lin and left a really silly message on her machine, said goodbye and left.
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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 LARRY CARSON | April 19, 2007
An 18-year-old Columbia man was indicted on murder and riot charges yesterday by a Howard County grand jury. The charges stem from a Feb. 24 melee on the football field at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. Kevin Francis Klink, a former wrestler at Oakland Mills High School, was charged in February with killing Robert Brazell, also 18, by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat during the fight that involved dozens of youths. Police were alerted about 12:30 a.m. Brazell was taken by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died the next day. The common-law riot charge is new, said Wayne Kirwan, a spokesman for Howard County state's attorney Timothy J. McCrone.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Raymond L. Sanchez contributed to this story | August 16, 1991
New York City police are still investigating the death of a northwest Baltimore man who was robbed and shot five times as he and his common-law wife sat in a car in Queens.Police are looking for two Hispanic men in their 20s who police said approached Rickey George, 33, of the 3000 block of Mondawmin Ave., and his common-law wife at 1:25 a.m. yesterday as they sat in a rented 1990 Pontiac Sunbird in the 1600 block of Summerfield St. in Ridgewood.They were robbed of about $200 in cash and some jewelry, said Sgt. George Zaroogian, of the 104th precinct in Queens.
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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 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 Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury convicted a 40-year-old woman last night of two counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of an elderly Rosedale couple, who were killed after they returned home from a meal on Thanksgiving Day.Jeanne Sue Cascio of the 6700 block of Havenoak Road in the eastern part of the county also was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of common-law robbery, accessory after the fact to murder and possession...
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 20, 1990
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland's first murder conviction without a victim's body as evidence was overturned yesterday by the Court of Special Appeals -- but not because of the circumstances that made the case unique.The court ruled that evidence used against Gregory Mung-Sen Tu, 61, who was charged with killing his common-law wife in July 1988 and disposing of her body, was improperly obtained. The judges sent the case back to Montgomery County for a new trial.But Richard B. Rosenblatt, the assistant attorney general who argued the case, said he would first ask the Court of Appeals, Maryland's highest court, to review the decision.
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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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