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By Baltimore Sun Staff | March 14, 2011
A 26-year-old convicted by a jury on Friday of killing two 17-year-olds in a Baltimore park in 2008 is to be sentenced in May and could receive two consecutive life terms in prison, according to the city state's attorney's office. Timothy Crockett had been released from a federal penitentiary in Illinois, where he was serving time for a gun charge, two weeks before he shot Darrius Harrison and Djuan Anderson in Easterwood Park in June three years ago. Witnesses told police at the time that they heard Crockett and an accomplice "plan and arrange" the shootings and then retrieve a gun. Prosecutors said that both victims had been shot in the head in the 3 a.m. attack.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A Prince George's County man was arrested in Virginia Saturday and charged in the deaths of two women in Maryland, police said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a house in the 5500 block of Chloe Drive in Oxon Hill and found two women dead inside, Prince George's County police said. Detectives said the victims - who were not identified - likely knew their killer and quickly issued an arrest warrant for Malcolm Paul Thomas of Oxon Hill. Thomas, 54, was later found in Wakefield, Va., and was charged with two counts of first degree murder.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A Prince George's County man was arrested in Virginia Saturday and charged in the deaths of two women in Maryland, police said. About 8 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a house in the 5500 block of Chloe Drive in Oxon Hill and found two women dead inside, Prince George's County police said. Detectives said the victims - who were not identified - likely knew their killer and quickly issued an arrest warrant for Malcolm Paul Thomas of Oxon Hill. Thomas, 54, was later found in Wakefield, Va., and was charged with two counts of first degree murder.
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Baltimore Sun Staff | July 23, 2013
Ray Lewis said he will choose his words carefully if he is ever asked to comment as an ESPN analyst on Aaron Hernandez's murder case. In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, Lewis was asked if he should be "a part of any studio conversation" about Hernandez and said: "It would only be to give a brief explanation on what you know. Because if you are talking about getting into the case - what happened, how it happened - that's the judge's job, that's the police's job. Having gone through the things I have been through, what I learned from that is everybody has something they want to say, and 80 percent of them are illiterate.
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By Peter Hermann | May 30, 2012
A 23-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive life terms plus 40 years in prison for fatally shooting two people in 2007 who were attacked in broad daylight after they emerged from a Dollar Store in the city'sBelair-Edisonneighborhood. Larry Livingston Joseph had been convicted of the crimes in August 2008 but the state's Court of Special Appeals threw out the verdict two years ago. The judges ruled that the trial judge had failed to ask Joseph why he wanted to fire his attorney.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
Residents of the Bishop's Garth apartment complex in Westminster will take the first steps Wednesday night toward forming a neighborhood association in the wake of a double murder that stunned the community 13 days ago.Some residents are some still smarting under what they see as criticism from Police Chief Sam R. Leppo. They plan to meet with city government officials.Mayor W. Benjamin Brown told the City Council last night that the session will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the apartments, at 99 Charles St.The bodies of Cathryn B. Farrar, 39, and her friend George "Billy" Wahl of Westminster, 35, were found in her apartment Aug. 2 after neighbors became concerned and called police.
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By Staff Report | March 13, 1993
Police in Prince George's and Baltimore counties believe a man found Thursday in the trunk of a car in Greenbelt is the second victim of what is possibly a drug-related double murder.Baltimore County police had been looking for Darwin Milburn, 20, for the past week. They wanted to question him about the slaying of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Edna Coates. She was found March 4 in the couple's Randallstown apartment, dead from several gunshots to the head.The search ended when Mr. Milburn was found Thursday morning.
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By MILTON KENT | June 11, 1995
Dear Jay Leno,Goodness knows I've tried to understand this fascination with the O. J. Simpson trial from your perspective.You are, after all, a comedian and the host of the "Tonight Show" no less. The trial and the resulting circus must be a veritable comedy gold mine for a skilled monologist like yourself.There's just one thing that has bothered me all along: The situation isn't funny.Oh, I know you've said that you're not making fun of Mr. Simpson or the murders but of all the peculiarities surrounding the court proceedings.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2003
FREDERICK - The prosecution in the double-murder trial of Erika E. Sifrit finished its case yesterday using an unlikely witness in an attempt to further tie her to a weapon used in one of the slayings - her father. E. Scott Collins, Worcester County assistant state's attorney, called Mitchell Grace to the stand in the final moments of yesterday's testimony, questioning him about a gun that his son in-law, former Navy SEAL Benjamin Sifrit, bought for his wife, Erika. "He upset me when he told me he was planning on buying my daughter a gun," Grace said.
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By Laura Sullivan | June 27, 1999
Ira Johnson was unlike anyone I had ever met. Something about him left you uneasy, as if he knew who you were without asking. He could look right through you, dismiss you, even as you sat in front of him. He was a strange mix of danger and aloofness, the way his legs twitched under the table, the way he leaned so far back in his chair. He would smile, then jingle the handcuffs hanging from his wrists. Something about him, about the way he stared at your back when you turned around, something about him was evil.
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By Matt Vensel | January 29, 2013
With his retirement ride wrapping up in the Super Bowl, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis remains a popular topic on social media. And while perceptions have changed since Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in relation to a double murder in Atlanta in 2000, some on social media remain critical of the 17-year NFL veteran. According to Forbes.com, which recently spoke to a social media firm called Fizziology , approximately 20 percent of all mentions of Lewis on sites like Twitter and Facebook were analyzed as negative or mixed in the past week.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
Two people were arrested in downtown Baltimore Friday in connection with a double homicide in Connecticut, city police confirmed. Police received intelligence that Claude Turner, 36, and Elizabeth Swiderski Turner, 26, were staying in Baltimore homeless shelters, and on Friday staff confirmed that they had seen the pair recently, said Anthony Guglielmi, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department.  Undercover officers searched...
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By Peter Hermann | May 30, 2012
A 23-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive life terms plus 40 years in prison for fatally shooting two people in 2007 who were attacked in broad daylight after they emerged from a Dollar Store in the city'sBelair-Edisonneighborhood. Larry Livingston Joseph had been convicted of the crimes in August 2008 but the state's Court of Special Appeals threw out the verdict two years ago. The judges ruled that the trial judge had failed to ask Joseph why he wanted to fire his attorney.
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Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2011
A 24-year-old man who walked into the Laurel police station on Christmas Eve and confessed to a double murder on Long Island, according to police, is being held pending an extradition hearing as early as Tuesday. Jim Collins, a spokesman for the Laurel city police, said Jerry A. Lewis went to the station about 7:40 p.m. Saturday and told officers he had committed the slayings in North Bay Shore, N.Y. The bodies of 21-year-old Shakeela Planter and her 2-year-old son Jaiden Planter had been found in their apartment Friday, though local media reports said they had apparently been killed about five days earlier - the mother stabbed and the son beaten to death.
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November 16, 2011
Even though police do not think the recent execution-style double murder at Arundel Mills Mall was a random act of violence, it is a scary reminder of just how close violent crime can be to Anne Arundel County residents ("Police kill suspect in mall shootings," Nov. 13). Less than 12 hours later, acting on information from a citizen, a joint task force which included police from Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, surrounded the suspect's house in Capital Heights, a community in Prince George's County, in preparation for executing a search warrant.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
Seniors in the forensics class at St. Paul's School scrapped the traditional blue books and delved into a real-life mystery for their final exam. Instead of an essay, they applied 21st-century tools and technology to their investigation of an unsolved 170-year-old double murder. "It's our own episode of 'Cold Case,'" said Will Stokes of Hunt Valley. "They get very lucky on TV. Our job was more tedious. " Working in teams of four in one of the Brooklandville school's co-ed classes, the students took two weeks to study the 1842 murder of Alexander and Rebecca Smith, analyze the evidence found at their Long Island farmhouse, which was the scene of the crime, and draw their conclusions based on what they discovered.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
Three days after mocking Ray Lewis' dance, Terrell Owens couldn't resist giving the Ravens linebacker another twirl. In his weekly news conference yesterday, Owens questioned Lewis' character when addressing several "hate" e-mails he received through his Web site about how he embarrassed the perennial All Pro in the Philadelphia Eagles' 15-10 win Sunday. "It's discouraging at times that I get labeled and put in that same mold and that I'm the worst guy that ever put on a uniform," Owens said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1998
A double murder and an incarceration history that includes an attempted death row escape in 1995 make Scotland E. Williams a candidate for the death penalty, Anne Arundel County prosecutors argued yesterday at the opening of a life-or-death sentencing proceeding.An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury convicted Williams in May of killing prominent Washington lawyers Jose E. Trias and Julie N. Gilbert in 1994 in their posh weekend home near Annapolis. Williams, whose first convictions and death sentence were overturned by the state's highest court in 1996, has chosen to be sentenced by a judge.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2011
Timothy Crockett, 26, was sentenced to two life terms in prison — with all but 45 years of the sentence suspended — for the double murder of two teen-agers, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday. A jury found in March that Crockett shot Darrius Harrison and Djuan Anderson, both 17, in Senator Troy Braily-Easterwood Park in June 2008. The event occurred two weeks after he had been released from a federal penitentiary in Illinois, where he was serving time for a gun charge, and while he was on probation for drug dealing.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
Kenneth D. Perry, who was found guilty in February of killing two women 12 years ago in the presence of two children — one of them his infant son — was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, plus 50 years. As he was led out of the courtroom, he grinned and began humming a tune. Judge Stuart R. Berger said that in his 13 years on the bench, he had not seen a more "horrific, callous and senseless act of violence," and called it "tragic and gratuitous. " The 45-year-old defendant, notorious for his contentiousness in court, had been convicted in the case once before, in 2001, and given the same sentence, but a judge later determined that a prosecutor had failed to turn over crucial materials to the defense.
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