February 21, 2014
After being cleared of a murder for which he spent two decades in prison, Sabein C. Burgess spent some of his first free moments in a dingy carryout next to the city courthouse holding his baby granddaughter, with his family and lawyers swarming around. "There were a lot of times I didn't think I was going to get out," Burgess said. But the evidence - gathered over years - had reached a tipping point. Shortly after Burgess' conviction, another man confessed to carrying out the killing with a notorious hit man. Then two years ago, the victim's son, who witnessed the killing as a boy, came forward to say Burgess didn't do it. And the forensic evidence has been challenged as shaky.
November 11, 1990
"By the time we're finished, they're going to wonder whether Willie Horton is Dukakis' running mate."--Lee AtwaterHe was big. He was black. He was every guy you ever crossed street to avoid, every pair of smoldering eyes you ever looked away from on the bus or subway. He was every person you moved out of the city to escape, every sound in the night that made you get up and check the locks on the windows and grab the door handles and give them an extra tug.Whether you were white or black or red or yellow, Willie Horton was your worst nightmare.
September 22, 2014
This week in Crime Scene Matt Jablow recalls the murder of Christopher Elser. Elser was a popular student and athlete at Johns Hopkins University in April 2004 when he was stabbed to death in his fraternity house room. It was around 6 in the morning on April 17. A man entered an unlocked door in the fraternity house and was stealing a computer from Elser's room when Christopher woke up and confronted him. Elser was stabbed several times and...
August 8, 2014
Baltimore police charged and arrested a man for a murder that took place in January. Juliun Jones-Joyner, 21, was charged with murder, assault and handgun charges for shooting and killing Jonathan Terry, 28, on January 6 in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights. Prior to his arrest, Jones-Joyner had been wanted for the shooting and homicide investigators worked with community members to identify him as responsible for the shooting, according to police. Jones-Joyner is currently being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Facility.
May 10, 2010
Imagine a world where people drank tea or water or an occasional glass of wine…. Where teenagers, college students and their elders went out for dinner or conversation instead of going "out to drink…" Where drivers were sober and dates weren't passed out, not even knowing they were being raped…. Where jealousies might incite passions but wouldn't be fueled into murderous rages by alcohol… Will people ever learn to avoid drinking and its frequent escalation into being drunk, irresponsible, dangerous, unconscious, dead?
April 20, 2013
I am shocked and saddened that a newspaper would classify the horrific acts that this man has been accused of doing as an example of "medical malpractice, lax government regulation and dearth of decent health care" ("Kermit Gosnell and the 'liberal media,'" April 16). Really, that's all you can say? You think that is what the "heart of the case" is here? Not the lives of the unborn? What is at the heart of the case is murder plain and simple, and none of the other things you listed concern me one whit when talking about the murder of innocent children.