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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 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 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 JOSH MITCHELL AND JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JOSH MITCHELL AND JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTERS | February 6, 2006
At 19, Susan Carole Kennedy kept a hope chest filled with pots and pans, and salt and pepper shakers. She was looking ahead to married life with her high school sweetheart. She even had an apartment building picked out, her fiance recalled. Kennedy wasn't supposed to be working the desk that afternoon at Pikesville's Warren House Motor Hotel. She was filling in for her older sister -- a federal witness with a price on her head. A man with a machine pistol arrived to carry out the hit. "This guy really just destroyed this family," Keith Rice said last week as the convicted gunman's execution date neared.
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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 Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Evening Sun Staff | November 1, 1990
Although nobody expects it to happen, the state of Maryland is quietly preparing to execute convicted murderer Anthony Grandison next week.In what amounts to a high-stakes legal bluff, an Eastern Shore judge set next week as the period of execution for Grandison.Grandison faces two death sentences for contracting the 1983 Warren House motel murder of Scott Piechowicz -- who was scheduled with his wife, Cheryl, to testify against Grandison in a federal drug trial -- and Susan Kennedy, Cheryl's sister who was mistakenly slain while substituting for her at the motel in Pikesville.
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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 William F. Zorzi Jr | November 1, 1990
Federal prison authorities have returned Anthony Grandison to be executed at the Maryland Penitentiary for arranging the April 1983 contract killings of a federal witness and his sister-in-law at the Warren House Motor Hotel in Pikesville.But Jerome E. Deise Jr., a public defender, said yesterday that another round of appeals to prevent the execution would begin immediately.Sue A. Schenning, Baltimore County deputy state's attorney, confirmed that U.S. marshals brought Grandison back to the state on a death warrant Tuesday night from the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., where he was serving life plus 10 years for federal civil-rights and witness-tampering charges connected with the murders.
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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 JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | January 10, 2006
A Baltimore County judge signed a death warrant yesterday for a man convicted in the 1983 contract killing of two Pikesville motel clerks, scheduling the longtime death row inmate's execution for the week of Feb. 6. The warrant for Vernon L. Evans Jr., 56, comes five weeks after the execution of another Baltimore County defendant, Wesley Eugene Baker, who was put to death Dec. 5 for killing a teacher's aide in 1991 on a mall parking lot. The death warrant...
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By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | December 17, 2005
In a 4-3 decision, Maryland's highest court upheld a death sentence yesterday for a drug kingpin convicted of hiring someone to kill two witnesses scheduled to testify against him in a federal narcotics case. The Court of Appeals rejected three appeals from Anthony Grandison, who argued that Baltimore County prosecutors suppressed evidence favorable to his case, that Maryland's process for sentencing capital cases is flawed and that he was not eligible for the death penalty because he did not kill the witnesses.
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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 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 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 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 JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | January 10, 2006
A Baltimore County judge signed a death warrant yesterday for a man convicted in the 1983 contract killing of two Pikesville motel clerks, scheduling the longtime death row inmate's execution for the week of Feb. 6. The warrant for Vernon L. Evans Jr., 56, comes five weeks after the execution of another Baltimore County defendant, Wesley Eugene Baker, who was put to death Dec. 5 for killing a teacher's aide in 1991 on a mall parking lot. The death warrant...
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
A Baltimore County jury imposed two death sentences yesterday on Vernon Lee "Shorty" Evans Jr., 43, the contract killer who gunned down a federal witness and a bystander at the Warren House Motor Hotel in April 1983.The death-penalty hearing, which began last week, ended the same way a similar hearing ended in 1984-- with a jury sentencing Evans to two death sentences. Yesterday's panel of eight men and four women deliberated three hours before returning its verdict.Judge Christian Kahl said he would sign a death warrant as well as a stay of execution, pending an automatic appeal to Maryland's highest court.
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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 Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2002
A bail bondsman's attempt to collar a bail-jumping client turned into a wild 15-minute car and foot chase through the streets of West Baltimore as the man scaled fences and carjacked a city Department of Public Works van, only to collide with a pickup truck before being arrested by police. The suspect, identified as Anthony "Scooter" Grandison Jr., 23, of the 2200 block of Ramsey St., had been under surveillance at the home of a relative in 2400 block of W. Baltimore St. about 10 a.m. by bondsman Tony Hill.
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