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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | August 18, 2002
In church one Sunday morning about 25 years ago, Cora Vivian Bellamy prayed to God for something. She can't remember what. She sang some hymns -- she's not sure which ones -- and listened to a sermon about something. In the grand cycle of Sundays, it was an unremarkable morning in church, except for one thing. About a dozen pews ahead, Cora spotted the man she wanted to marry. Even from the back, there was something distinguished about his sharply cut suit, the arch of his shoulders and the way he held his head high.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Video of the high speed crash that killed a bystander outside Baltimore City Hall last year shows the suspect being pulled out of his overturned car and restrained by people on scene. The footage, shot from a Maryland State Trooper's patrol car that was trailing the speeding Acura sedan, was released this week by State Police. The crash occurred on April 9, 2013, and killed city finance employee Matthew Hersl, a popular Little Italy neighborhood activist and Baltimore Orioles fan who was standing outside when the vehicle careened off of Interstate 83. Johnny Johnson, 44, the Acura's driver, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Dec. 12. The West Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years.
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By Ian Duncan and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
The driver who hit and killed a man in front of City Hall offered an emotional courtroom apology to his victim's family Thursday, admitting that he was on drugs when he sped off Interstate 83 and into downtown. Johnny Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and possession of heroin in the April death of Matthew Hersl, a longtime finance office worker and Little Italy neighborhood association leader. He was sentenced on the spot to 11 years in prison. Johnson, dressed in a yellow detention center uniform and glasses, stood up and turned toward the family, gesturing awkwardly with cuffed hands as he spoke.
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By Ian Duncan and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
The driver who hit and killed a man in front of City Hall offered an emotional courtroom apology to his victim's family Thursday, admitting that he was on drugs when he sped off Interstate 83 and into downtown. Johnny Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and possession of heroin in the April death of Matthew Hersl, a longtime finance office worker and Little Italy neighborhood association leader. He was sentenced on the spot to 11 years in prison. Johnson, dressed in a yellow detention center uniform and glasses, stood up and turned toward the family, gesturing awkwardly with cuffed hands as he spoke.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
Maryland State Police arrested Monday the Baltimore man they say struck and killed a pedestrian last week in front of City Hall and charged him with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and a slew of drug offenses. Police say Johnny Johnson, 43, had drugs in his system and was carrying cocaine and heroin last Tuesday when he struck veteran city employee Matthew Hersl on a downtown corner. Johnson initially was treated at a hospital and released as authorities investigated the crash, a move that drew criticism from some in the city.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | April 25, 2007
With his fists and his boots, in a span of a few hours, a Baltimore teenager changed the lives of two older men - a veteran newspaper reporter who now suffers memory lapses and a man who now is too terrified to leave his house, even to come to court. Phillip Carter, 19, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison, the maximum possible term under his plea agreement. His attacks, a robbery and a robbery attempt in February 2006 put his victims in Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries so severe that their families worried whether they would survive.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
A grand jury on Thursday indicted the driver state police said was high on drugs when his car sped into downtown, striking and killing a pedestrian before it overturned outside City Hall. Johnny Johnson, 43, faces nine counts, including vehicular homicide and homicide by vehicle while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, in the April 9 death of city finance employee Matthew Hersl. The indictment mirrors many of the charges the Maryland State Police filed on the warrant they used to arrest Johnson on April 15. Test results showed drugs were in Johnson's system at the time of the crash, while investigators found cocaine and heroin in his car, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Video of the high speed crash that killed a bystander outside Baltimore City Hall last year shows the suspect being pulled out of his overturned car and restrained by people on scene. The footage, shot from a Maryland State Trooper's patrol car that was trailing the speeding Acura sedan, was released this week by State Police. The crash occurred on April 9, 2013, and killed city finance employee Matthew Hersl, a popular Little Italy neighborhood activist and Baltimore Orioles fan who was standing outside when the vehicle careened off of Interstate 83. Johnny Johnson, 44, the Acura's driver, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and possession of a controlled dangerous substance on Dec. 12. The West Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
The driver of a vehicle that crashed outside City Hall and killed a city worker was traveling up to 115 mph before he entered downtown streets followed by a state trooper, according to a police report that for the first time details the investigation into the April crash. Johnny Johnson's car crashed through a light pole, hit 45-year-old finance employee Matthew Hersl and broke a tree before overturning, the report said. Police found heroin rocks, a burnt spoon, a smoking pipe and a syringe inside the vehicle.
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June 15, 1997
BaseballMarlins: Placed IF Alex Arias (pulled left hamstring) on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Billy McMillan from Triple-A Charlotte.Brewers: Recalled C Kelly Stinnett from Triple-A Tucson. Designated P Angel Miranda for assignment.CollegeSouthwest Texas State: Named Suzanne Fox women's basketball coach.FootballLions: Signed WR Deon Maddox. Released QB Johnny Johnson.Saints: Signed OT Ricky Siglar to two-year contract.Pub Date: 6/15/97
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
The driver of a vehicle that crashed outside City Hall and killed a city worker was traveling up to 115 mph before he entered downtown streets followed by a state trooper, according to a police report that for the first time details the investigation into the April crash. Johnny Johnson's car crashed through a light pole, hit 45-year-old finance employee Matthew Hersl and broke a tree before overturning, the report said. Police found heroin rocks, a burnt spoon, a smoking pipe and a syringe inside the vehicle.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
A grand jury on Thursday indicted the driver state police said was high on drugs when his car sped into downtown, striking and killing a pedestrian before it overturned outside City Hall. Johnny Johnson, 43, faces nine counts, including vehicular homicide and homicide by vehicle while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, in the April 9 death of city finance employee Matthew Hersl. The indictment mirrors many of the charges the Maryland State Police filed on the warrant they used to arrest Johnson on April 15. Test results showed drugs were in Johnson's system at the time of the crash, while investigators found cocaine and heroin in his car, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
Maryland State Police arrested Monday the Baltimore man they say struck and killed a pedestrian last week in front of City Hall and charged him with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and a slew of drug offenses. Police say Johnny Johnson, 43, had drugs in his system and was carrying cocaine and heroin last Tuesday when he struck veteran city employee Matthew Hersl on a downtown corner. Johnson initially was treated at a hospital and released as authorities investigated the crash, a move that drew criticism from some in the city.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | April 25, 2007
With his fists and his boots, in a span of a few hours, a Baltimore teenager changed the lives of two older men - a veteran newspaper reporter who now suffers memory lapses and a man who now is too terrified to leave his house, even to come to court. Phillip Carter, 19, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison, the maximum possible term under his plea agreement. His attacks, a robbery and a robbery attempt in February 2006 put his victims in Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries so severe that their families worried whether they would survive.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | August 18, 2002
In church one Sunday morning about 25 years ago, Cora Vivian Bellamy prayed to God for something. She can't remember what. She sang some hymns -- she's not sure which ones -- and listened to a sermon about something. In the grand cycle of Sundays, it was an unremarkable morning in church, except for one thing. About a dozen pews ahead, Cora spotted the man she wanted to marry. Even from the back, there was something distinguished about his sharply cut suit, the arch of his shoulders and the way he held his head high.
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September 13, 1992
BaseballSan Diego Padres -- Activated SS Kurt Stillwell from the 15-day DL.OC Seattle Mariners -- Activated P Erik Hanson from the 15-day DL.Basketball;/ Detroit Pistons -- Waived G Charles Thomas.CollegeSt. Bonaventure -- Named Sean C. McNamee men's swimming coach.FootballGreen Bay Packers -- Activated LB Brian Noble from the exempt list. Released LB Burnell Dent.Phoenix Cardinals -- Activated RB Johnny Johnson from the exemption list. Waived DL Keith Rucker.HockeySt. Louis Blues -- Agreed to terms with D Paul Cavallini, D Stephane Quintal, D Lee Norwood, C Craig Janney, C Kevin Miehm, RW Kelly Chase and LW Derek Frenette.
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December 31, 1994
ILLINOIS (6-5) vs. EAST CAROLINA (7-4)Site: Memphis, Tenn.Time: 1 p.m. todayTV: ESPNOutlook: Illinois jumped to a 21-0 lead against Penn State, but lost, 35-31, when the Nittany Lions drove 96 yards for the winning score. Illinois ranks fifth nationally in scoring defense, allowing 14.2 points per game. On offense, Johnny Johnson has thrown for 2,245 yards and 15 touchdowns. Dana Howard of Illinois is the winner of the Butkus Award, presented to the best linebacker in college football. The last bowl appearance for the Pirates was a win over North Carolina State in the 1992 Peach Bowl.
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