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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2005
An autopsy on Terri Schiavo found that she had massive, irreversible brain damage, a Florida medical examiner's office said yesterday in a report that gave scientific support to her husband's decision to withdraw her feeding tube. But for Schiavo's parents and others, the findings didn't end the ethical or medical debate that eventually drew in Congress and the White House. Bob and Mary Schindler still say that their daughter would not have wanted her life ended and that she was not in a persistent vegetative state, their lawyer, David Gibbs III, said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2010
An 8-year-old boy drowned in an Abingdon stream near his home Friday night, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Justin Hayes Wilson was playing with a 7-year-old friend about 7:30 p.m., skimming stones on a stream located about a half-mile behind a housing development in the 1300 block of Harford Town Drive, when he slipped and fell into the water. His friend tried several times to reach him, but couldn't and ran home to get help, police said. The child's parents called 911. Members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, the APG Fire Department and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to the call.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 25, 2005
FREDERICK - Police investigating the death of a Hood College senior said yesterday that they believe it is not suspicious, although they are awaiting a report from the state medical examiner's office. "There is no foul play whatsoever," Lt. Thomas Chase, a Frederick city police spokesman, said of the death of Rebecca Sullivan, a senior from Landing, N.J. Her body was found in her dormitory room Wednesday after she failed to appear in class that morning and was reported missing by her professor, college officials said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2010
Thirty-four years after he was shot by Baltimore police for swinging a hatchet at an officer, a 62-year-old city man has died as a result of his wounds, according to police and the medical examiner's office. Police said James Cornelius Watkins died March 12 at Northwest Hospital Center from sepsis. He had been paralyzed and held at a care facility since he was shot Dec. 3, 1975, after escaping from a prison work crew and committing a home invasion. According to reports from the time, he lunged at an officer and was shot in the chest.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 29, 2004
FRUITLAND - The death of a Wicomico County public defender whose body was found Tuesday in his parked pickup truck has been ruled a suicide by the state medical examiner's office. An autopsy performed yesterday determined that Anthony T. Carozza, 40, died of multiple cut wounds to his wrists, complicated by hypothermia, according to Dr. Laron Locke of the medical examiner's office. Carozza, who lived in Salisbury's Coulborn Mill Village neighborhood, was found about 4 a.m. in the truck, which was parked beside a recreational complex in Fruitland.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2010
Thirty-four years after he was shot by Baltimore police for swinging a hatchet at an officer, a 62-year-old city man has died as a result of his wounds, according to police and the medical examiner's office. Police said James Cornelius Watkins died March 12 at Northwest Hospital Center from sepsis. He had been paralyzed and held at a care facility since he was shot Dec. 3, 1975, after escaping from a prison work crew and committing a home invasion. According to reports from the time, he lunged at an officer and was shot in the chest.
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March 3, 1992
The state medical examiner's office today was investigating the death of a 29-year-old Baltimore man found dead last night on the floor of a police patrol wagon.The prisoner, Robert Eugene Privett of the 1900 block of W. Belvedere Ave., was pronounced dead at the Southeastern District station after the wagon arrived there to deliver prisoners.Police said Mr. Privett was arrested at 9:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of E. Fayette St. after a plainclothes officer observed a drug transaction.Mr. Privett was charged with assaulting a police officer during his arrest, resisting arrest and drug possession.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | July 30, 2009
The family of a Westminster man who died after lung transplant surgery last year has filed a wrongful-death suit against the University of Maryland Medical Center and a subcontractor for what they say was a botched procedure. According to the lawsuit, the family of Bryan Harris alleges that a contracted staffer incorrectly removed a clamp after the surgery in June 2008, allowing all of the patient's blood to drain into a bucket. Harris, 51, is survived by his wife, his parents and two children.
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December 19, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 275 THE VICTIMS: The death of a boy, 3, who died of head injuries June 8 at Harbor Hospital has been ruled a homicide by beating. The death remains under investigation, and no arrest had been made. A woman who was 16 when she was shot Nov. 28, 1999, on a West Baltimore street and paralyzed died Sept. 20. Her death has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 263 homicides as of Dec. 18, 2006.
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July 26, 1997
Because of inaccurate information from Baltimore County police, an incorrect name and address for an inmate who died Thursday after suffering a heart attack at the Baltimore County Detention Center appeared in yesterday's editions.Edwin C. Colwell, 46, of the 1900 block of Denbury Drive in Dundalk was the man who died. The state medical examiner's office confirmed yesterday that he died of a heart attack.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 7/26/97
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
A paramedic has been suspended without pay after an investigation into an incident in which a man shot by Baltimore police was mistakenly pronounced dead and left on a convenience store floor for 30 minutes. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said the paramedic, whose name he declined to release on the grounds that it is a personnel matter, was suspended for 29 days without pay and will have to undergo retraining as a result of the Aug. 1 incident. Cartwright declined to discuss details of the investigation and suspension.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | July 30, 2009
The family of a Westminster man who died after lung transplant surgery last year has filed a wrongful-death suit against the University of Maryland Medical Center and a subcontractor for what they say was a botched procedure. According to the lawsuit, the family of Bryan Harris alleges that a contracted staffer incorrectly removed a clamp after the surgery in June 2008, allowing all of the patient's blood to drain into a bucket. Harris, 51, is survived by his wife, his parents and two children.
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December 7, 2008
Baltimore's inspector general must not have enough to do - or he's taken to impersonating a homicide detective. Someone at City Hall needs to remind Hilton Green that his primary responsibility is ferreting out government waste, fraud and abuse. Looking into the death of a well-known Baltimore contractor is a sizable stretch from his job description. Mr. Green has reportedly paid a visit to the state medical examiner's office in the matter of the May 16, 2005 death of Robert Lee Clay, who promoted minority business interests and their participation in government contracts.
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December 19, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 275 THE VICTIMS: The death of a boy, 3, who died of head injuries June 8 at Harbor Hospital has been ruled a homicide by beating. The death remains under investigation, and no arrest had been made. A woman who was 16 when she was shot Nov. 28, 1999, on a West Baltimore street and paralyzed died Sept. 20. Her death has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 263 homicides as of Dec. 18, 2006.
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By Chris Guy and Gadi Dechter and Chris Guy and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporters | August 2, 2007
OCEAN CITY -- Police wrapped up their three-day search yesterday at the house where four tiny bodies were found but said it might be a week or more before they receive a report on the remains from the state medical examiner's office. Forensics experts at the Baltimore lab who are studying the remains, including three that police say are mostly bones, need more time, police officials said. "We were told that the medical examiner's office is consulting with other experts," said police spokesman Pfc. Barry Neeb.
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By Richard Irwin | June 22, 2007
A 24-year-old man was shot and killed early yesterday as he was driving on Ellerslie Avenue in North Baltimore's Better Waverly neighborhood, city police said. The victim, George Wilson, of the 700 block of Gorsuch Ave., was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital about 90 minutes after the 12:20 a.m. shooting, police said. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of Ellerslie Ave., a few blocks from Greenmount Avenue and East 33rd Street. Police said Wilson, driving a late-model blue Cadillac, had just turned right onto Ellerslie Avenue from Gorsuch Avenue when an occupant of a dark sedan fired into the car, striking him in the head.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | December 14, 2005
Family members of a detainee who fell ill and died at the state-run Central Booking and Intake Center on Monday said yesterday that they were stunned by the death and are awaiting further information from state prison officials. James Pugh Jr., 41, of West Baltimore was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He passed out while waiting to be booked after his arrest on a warrant for violating terms of his probation. He had been there about four hours. Mark Vernarelli, a public safety spokesman, said that an investigation is in progress.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN REPORTER | June 1, 2007
Ten days after an East Baltimore fire that caused seven deaths, the state medical examiner has at last identified all of the victims -- a process complicated by scant medical records, the severity of the burns and the ever-shifting population of the crowded rowhouse on Cecil Avenue. Only two of the dead have been buried so far. But relatives are hoping that tomorrow they can have a single funeral for the remaining victims, even as they express frustration over the prolonged grieving process that they say has made their anguish worse.
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