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By Frank Langfitt and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Frank Langfitt and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writers | October 6, 1994
Gov. William Donald Schaefer's commutation of the life sentence of a woman who burned her husband to death sparked outrage and criticism yesterday from the judge in the case and the victim's brother.A Kent County jury convicted Dorothy Lou Stevenson of first-degree murder in 1978 after she poured gasoline on her sleeping husband and set him on fire, according to court testimony. She killed her husband, Thomas, hours after she caught him with another woman.The governor commuted her sentence on Monday.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2000
John Girard Riggs, known to WHFS-FM listeners as "Johnny" Riggs, pleaded guilty to having child pornography and was sentenced yesterday in Howard County District Court to two years' probation. Riggs, 38, of Ellicott City, is a popular "drive time" rock disc jockey whose show runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 99.1 FM, a CBS-owned station in the Baltimore-Washington area. Howard County police searched Riggs' Falls Run Road house Dec. 7, 1999, because they suspected him of ordering anabolic steroids over the Internet, a police report stated.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 18, 1997
In a move hailed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening as a prime example of Smart Growth, the state Board of Public Works voted yesterday to keep the Washington County District Court in the historic district of Hagerstown.The board voted unanimously to spend $390,000 to buy a downtown warehouse that will be demolished to make way for a $6 million court building. The District Court is now in a former department store.Last year, former District Court Chief Judge Robert F. Sweeney proposed a new building on the outskirts of Hagerstown, but local officials, fearful that law offices and other businesses also would move from the city center, protested and won the support of the Glendening administration.
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April 27, 2000
A Westminster man accused of arson in fires at Cockey's Tavern in Westminster and a nearby garage March 8 was granted a bail reduction in Carroll County District Court in return for his agreeing to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled yesterday. Bail for Clarence E. Mullinix, 29, of the 200 block of E. Main St. was lowered from a combined $150,000 to $60,000 in the two cases against him. Prosecutor Brian DeLeonardo said he requested the postponement so he could seek grand jury indictments against Mullinix on May 4. He said that $60,000 was a substantial amount of bail and that, if released, Mullinix would be required to remain in pretrial supervision.
SPORTS
By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Not only does the No. 23 Maryland men's basketball team face the challenge of rebounding from back-to-back conference losses, but it will have to do so tonight without starting senior forward Travis Garrison, who was suspended for the 7:30 game against Wake Forest at Comcast Center. Garrison appeared before a Prince George's County District Court commissioner Friday afternoon and was charged with second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense. The incident occurred at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft on Baltimore Avenue in College Park.
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December 31, 2009
An attorney for a 30-year-old Salisbury man charged in the disappearance of a girl found dead Christmas Day says his client denies allegations that he harmed the child. Thomas Leggs Jr., a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware, was charged with kidnapping and burglary one day after 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell's family reported her missing. She was found dead in a wooded area days later. Arch McFadden, an attorney from the Office of the Public Defender, represented Leggs during a Wicomico County District Court bond hearing.
NEWS
February 26, 1993
Suspect in shooting released on bondMan is charged as an accessoryMatthew August Balaz Sr. of the 2400 block of Sandymount Road near Finksburg, charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the shooting death of Gregory Lamont Howard on Jan. 28, was released on $10,000 bond Wednesday night.Bail for Mr. Balaz was reduced from $25,000 by a Carroll County District Court judge Wednesday after his arrest Monday night for his alleged role in disposing of the shotgun used in the slaying.
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June 28, 1994
Police have charged a New Windsor man in a Jan. 21 holdup of a 7-Eleven in Finksburg.Raymond T. Charlton Jr., who is accused of driving the getaway car, faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and theft of less than $300, according to documents filed in Carroll County District Court.The documents say a man remained in the car as 22-year-old Westminster resident Michael Walter Jones entered the store.A report by Tfc. Ronald W. Cullison charges that Mr. Charlton knew in advance that the store would be robbed.
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June 21, 1997
A former instructor at Emerge Inc., a vocational-technical school in Woodlawn serving the developmentally disabled, has been convicted of battering a 35-year-old developmentally disabled man, the state attorney general's office said.Sigmond Earl Davis, 22, of the 3200 block of Howard Park Ave. in Northwest Baltimore's Forest Park was found guilty of battery Wednesday by Judge Richard Motsay of the Baltimore County District Court.Prosecutors said Davis hit the victim with a 10-inch wooden stick.
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By Staff Report | July 27, 1993
EASTON -- A state trooper arrested in March on conspiracy charges avoided a court trial yesterday by agreeing to resign from the Maryland State Police.In exchange, criminal counts against him were placed on the Talbot County District Court's stet, or inactive, docket.Tfc. George Arthur Lloyd, 26, was charged with conspiring to help two inmates who wanted to escape from the Talbot County Detention Center.He was charged with attempting to obtain and smuggle into the jail a cutting instrument.
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