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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1998
A Baltimore County jury convicted Roger Stump of second-degree murder yesterday in the killing of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner, a biracial boy who was strangled and submerged in Middle River 16 years ago in what police said was a racially motivated slaying.Adam's mother, Chessa LeAnne Barnett, sat weeping and shaking in the courtroom, her 21-year-old daughter holding her tight, as the verdict was read after seven hours of deliberation in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr.Stump, a white Middle River resident who was 17 at the time of the murder, showed no reaction to the verdict, which carries a maximum 30-year sentence.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
A Middle River man convicted of helping to hide the body of child his brother killed 16 years ago was sentenced yesterday in a brief but emotional court hearing.John Stump, 32, wept as he listened to his sentence of five years in jail, all suspended except the three months he has served in prison, and five years on probation.The sentencing ended a 16-year ordeal that devastated one family and divided another during a case described as "Cain and Abel" by defense attorney Gerald D. Glass.His client was a key witness in the state's case against his brother, Roger Stump, who was convicted this year of second-degree murder in the 1982 death of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
One of two brothers arrested in September and charged with a child's murder in a 15-year-old case has been released on bail, after prosecutors reduced his charge to being an accessory after the fact to murder.John Ellwood Stump, 31, was arrested Sept. 18 with his brother, Roger Allen Stump, 33. Arrest warrants charged both men with first-degree murder in the death of Adam Edward Faulkner, 10, whose body was found tied to a river piling in summer 1982.The Stump brothers' initial request for bail was denied, despite their arguments that they were just "kids" when the slaying took place.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1998
Roger Stump, convicted in the racially motivated killing of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner in 1982, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison by a Baltimore County Circuit judge, the maximum penalty for second-degree murder."
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1998
A Middle River man charged in the strangulation of a 10-year-old boy will face his brother as the key witness for the prosecution in a Baltimore County trial that began yesterday with emotional testimony about the child's last day of life.Assistant State's Attorney Dean Stocksdale told the jury in his opening statement that John Stump, 32, convicted in July as an accessory after the fact of murder, has agreed to testify in exchange for a five-year suspended sentence and five years of probation.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF News researchers Leigh Poitinger and Andrea Wilson contributed to this article | September 28, 1997
Marie Aubrey doesn't want to believe that Roger and John Stump -- whose cowboy and Indian figures she still finds in her flower beds two decades after they stopped playing with them -- might have killed a younger child.In working-class Middle River, where the Stump brothers grew up, married and started families, people shudder at the suggestion that two neighborhood boys might have battered and strangled a 10-year-old, then tied him to a river piling.Neighbors and friends knew that the Stump boys had had their share of run-ins with the law in recent years -- drugs, alcohol, fights, thefts -- but not this, they say. Surely, not this.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1998
A Baltimore County judge yesterday convicted a boat mechanic of being an accessory after the fact of murder in the killing of a 10-year-old boy found strangled and floating in Middle River with his bicycle in 1982.Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. convicted John E. Stump -- who was 15 at the time of the death -- of concealing Adam E. Faulkner's body in the water by weighing it down with a cinder block.Stump, now 31, was arrested in September, along with his elder brother, Roger Stump, 33, who is awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge for allegedly strangling the boy in the early morning of June 29, 1982.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1998
Sixteen years after her 10-year-old son was killed, Chessa LeAnne Barnett looked down from the witness stand in a Baltimore County courtroom yesterday and broke into tears as she identified the orange bicycle her son rode the last night of his life.Her testimony came as the trial opened for John E. Stump, 31, a boat mechanic charged as an accessory after the fact of murder in the slaying of Adam E. Faulkner, whose strangled body was pulled from Middle River on July 2, 1982, with his bicycle.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1998
The last word Adam Faulkner heard before he died was a racial slur, according to emotional testimony yesterday in the trial of a Middle River man accused of killing the biracial child 16 years ago.Tracey Leturno, who dated defendant Roger Stump off and on for nearly three years, wept as she testified about a conversation she and Stump had in 1992 as they smoked PCP on a beach in Hawthorne, not far from where 10-year-old Adam died. Stump described seeing Adam on the evening of June 28, 1982, as he and two other men drank beer near the water, Leturno testified.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
A Middle River man convicted of helping to hide the body of child his brother killed 16 years ago was sentenced yesterday in a brief but emotional court hearing.John Stump, 32, wept as he listened to his sentence of five years in jail, all suspended except the three months he has served in prison, and five years on probation.The sentencing ended a 16-year ordeal that devastated one family and divided another during a case described as "Cain and Abel" by defense attorney Gerald D. Glass.His client was a key witness in the state's case against his brother, Roger Stump, who was convicted this year of second-degree murder in the 1982 death of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1998
A Baltimore County jury convicted Roger Stump of second-degree murder yesterday in the killing of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner, a biracial boy who was strangled and submerged in Middle River 16 years ago in what police said was a racially motivated slaying.Adam's mother, Chessa LeAnne Barnett, sat weeping and shaking in the courtroom, her 21-year-old daughter holding her tight, as the verdict was read after seven hours of deliberation in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr.Stump, a white Middle River resident who was 17 at the time of the murder, showed no reaction to the verdict, which carries a maximum 30-year sentence.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1998
The last word Adam Faulkner heard before he died was a racial slur, according to emotional testimony yesterday in the trial of a Middle River man accused of killing the biracial child 16 years ago.Tracey Leturno, who dated defendant Roger Stump off and on for nearly three years, wept as she testified about a conversation she and Stump had in 1992 as they smoked PCP on a beach in Hawthorne, not far from where 10-year-old Adam died. Stump described seeing Adam on the evening of June 28, 1982, as he and two other men drank beer near the water, Leturno testified.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1998
A Middle River man charged in the strangulation of a 10-year-old boy will face his brother as the key witness for the prosecution in a Baltimore County trial that began yesterday with emotional testimony about the child's last day of life.Assistant State's Attorney Dean Stocksdale told the jury in his opening statement that John Stump, 32, convicted in July as an accessory after the fact of murder, has agreed to testify in exchange for a five-year suspended sentence and five years of probation.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1998
A Baltimore County judge yesterday convicted a boat mechanic of being an accessory after the fact of murder in the killing of a 10-year-old boy found strangled and floating in Middle River with his bicycle in 1982.Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger Sr. convicted John E. Stump -- who was 15 at the time of the death -- of concealing Adam E. Faulkner's body in the water by weighing it down with a cinder block.Stump, now 31, was arrested in September, along with his elder brother, Roger Stump, 33, who is awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge for allegedly strangling the boy in the early morning of June 29, 1982.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1998
Sixteen years after her 10-year-old son was killed, Chessa LeAnne Barnett looked down from the witness stand in a Baltimore County courtroom yesterday and broke into tears as she identified the orange bicycle her son rode the last night of his life.Her testimony came as the trial opened for John E. Stump, 31, a boat mechanic charged as an accessory after the fact of murder in the slaying of Adam E. Faulkner, whose strangled body was pulled from Middle River on July 2, 1982, with his bicycle.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
One of two brothers arrested in September and charged with a child's murder in a 15-year-old case has been released on bail, after prosecutors reduced his charge to being an accessory after the fact to murder.John Ellwood Stump, 31, was arrested Sept. 18 with his brother, Roger Allen Stump, 33. Arrest warrants charged both men with first-degree murder in the death of Adam Edward Faulkner, 10, whose body was found tied to a river piling in summer 1982.The Stump brothers' initial request for bail was denied, despite their arguments that they were just "kids" when the slaying took place.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1997
Two Essex brothers accused of murdering a child 15 years ago pleaded unsuccessfully for bail yesterday, and both mentioned their youth at the time of the killing.Baltimore County District Judge Alexandra Williams denied bail for Roger Allen Stump, 32, of the first block of Haley Road and John Ellwood Stump, 30, of 622 Dunwich Way. Both were returned to the Baltimore County Detention Center.The men were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 10-year-old Adam Edward Faulkner, whose nude, battered body was found tied to his bicycle and a pier piling in the Middle River on July 2, 1982.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1998
Roger Stump, convicted in the racially motivated killing of 10-year-old Adam Faulkner in 1982, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison by a Baltimore County Circuit judge, the maximum penalty for second-degree murder."
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF News researchers Leigh Poitinger and Andrea Wilson contributed to this article | September 28, 1997
Marie Aubrey doesn't want to believe that Roger and John Stump -- whose cowboy and Indian figures she still finds in her flower beds two decades after they stopped playing with them -- might have killed a younger child.In working-class Middle River, where the Stump brothers grew up, married and started families, people shudder at the suggestion that two neighborhood boys might have battered and strangled a 10-year-old, then tied him to a river piling.Neighbors and friends knew that the Stump boys had had their share of run-ins with the law in recent years -- drugs, alcohol, fights, thefts -- but not this, they say. Surely, not this.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1997
Two Essex brothers accused of murdering a child 15 years ago pleaded unsuccessfully for bail yesterday, and both mentioned their youth at the time of the killing.Baltimore County District Judge Alexandra Williams denied bail for Roger Allen Stump, 32, of the first block of Haley Road and John Ellwood Stump, 30, of 622 Dunwich Way. Both were returned to the Baltimore County Detention Center.The men were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 10-year-old Adam Edward Faulkner, whose nude, battered body was found tied to his bicycle and a pier piling in the Middle River on July 2, 1982.
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