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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
Baltimore actor Charles S. Dutton said the murder of John Wood, a retired city sanitation worker who was the inspiration behind the character Dutton played on the 1990s show “Roc,” was difficult to digest. “I wasn't expecting ever in a lifetime that John would go out that way,” Dutton told the Sun on Thursday. Wood, 80, was killed Monday after police said he was in argument that resulted with him taking a punch that caused Wood to fall back and hit his head on a concrete step, which killed him. Police on Wednesday charged Lorenzo Thornton, 25, with second-degree murder.
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August 30, 2014
A 52-year-old Owings Mills man was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for stabbing another man Friday night at a train station, Baltimore County Police said. Wilbeck Stewart is accused of stabbing a man during a fight at the Owings Mills Metro Station on Painters Mill Road. Police said that about 9:41 p.m., Stewart exited a train and the victim approached him. The men argued and fought over a cigarette, police said. Stewart was arrested at the scene; the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
A man convicted in a 2010 fatal shooting at a Hess gas station in exchange for $9,000 argued unsuccessfully that he should get a new trial because the judge in his case had once been the target in a similar scheme. The Court of Special Appeals upheld Walter P. Bishop Jr.'s conviction in an opinion announced Tuesday. Bishop, now 32, was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for shooting William "Ray" Porter at a Joppa Road gas station in Towson on March 1, 2010.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
Former Baltimore pastor Kevin Pushia took the witness stand Thursday and outlined how he and two other men — one his occasional lover — conspired to kill a disabled man to collect the insurance money. Attorneys said he also discussed plans to attack a former boyfriend and claimed that a hired hit man, whom he paid $50,000 in church funds, came looking for other jobs shortly after killing a legally blind group-home resident named Lemuel Wallace in February 2009. The testimony, which is expected to continue Friday, came during the trial of Pushia's alleged conspirators: brothers Kareem Clea, who's accused of being the shooter, and James Omar Clea, who is accused of serving as a middle man in the arrangement.
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August 11, 2014
This week in 'Crime Scene,' former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow brings you a case that has gone unsolved for nearly 45 years. In November 1969, a 26-year-old nun, Catherine Cesnik, disappeared after leaving her Southwest Baltimore apartment to go shopping. Two months later, her beaten body was found in a frozen field in Baltimore County. No suspect was named in the original investigation, but in 1994, sensational allegations arose that re-opened the case.
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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.
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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?
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | October 8, 2010
The jury has returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Jerome Williams, 17, and Charles McGaney, 22, two of three men who were on trial for the murder of former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris. A third defendant, Gary Collins, 22, was found not guilty of murder, but was found guilty of assault and weapons charges. More to come...
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By Peter Hermann | January 30, 2012
After a 25-year-old man was shot and wounded in Northeast Baltimore, police said residents pointed the arriving officers to an apartment building where they said two or three men had gone after the gunfire. Heavily armed members of the Police Department's tactical team went into the building in the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., in Cedonia. Police said the officers not only found the men hiding in a woman's apartment, but found a gun hidden in an air vent in a bathroom. One of the men was arrested in the shooting, which occurred on Friday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Calling the shooting a "simply cold-blooded execution," a Baltimore County judge sentenced Dante Antonio Woods to life without parole on Wednesday for a fatal shooting in Rodgers Forge last summer. Prosecutors said Woods — who was 22 at the time — gunned down Donte Stephens, 36, on July 17, 2013, outside his home in the 100 block of Murdock Road, where he lived with his girlfriend and her daughter, who had a 5-year-old son with Woods. Judge Sherrie R. Bailey said it's "rare to see homicide cases where there is this much time to think and consider one's actions.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The state's highest court ordered a new trial Wednesday for a former Baltimore police sergeant convicted nearly two decades ago of murdering his young mistress - a ruling that could affect cases that relied on bullet testing used for decades until being debunked. Gina Nueslein, a 22-year-old clerk at a Royal Farms, became entangled with Sgt. James Kulbicki, who was 14 years her senior, in a relationship that soured as she sued him for child support. Twenty years later, Kulbicki has a chance to demonstrate the innocence he has maintained, but Nueslein's family must experience the ordeal of her death again.
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By Sean Welsh and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
A man allegedly shot and killed another man who was dating his estranged wife before attempting to take his own life in Laurel Wednesday night, Anne Arundel County police said. The victim, Howard Richard Popp Jr., 39, from Owings Mills, was found in the roadway in the 3300 block of Sudlersville South around 10:40 p.m., police said. He was lifeless when police arrived and was later pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The suspect was also taken to Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries and has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, among other charges, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
A 19-year-old man has been charged in a Northwest Baltimore double shooting that injured two men in late July, Baltimore police say. Michael Pickett, 19, of 603 E 38th St., faces attempted murder, assault and weapons charges after Baltimore police say he shot two men sitting in a 2000 Saturn on July 30 in the 5000 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. in Howard Park. Police say a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and lower back while a 27-year-old man was shot in the right arm. Witnesses identified Pickett as a person of interest in the shooting and he was arrested after a photo lineup, detectives wrote in charging documents.
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August 14, 2014
City police officials have replaced the department's homicide chief in the wake of a string of unsolved murders this summer that shattered what had been a period of relative calm. Maj. Stanley Brandford will take over the homicide unit from Maj. Dennis Smith, who had been running homicide along with the shooting and robbery divisions since April. Putting the unit under separate command is probably the right move given the outsized role homicides play in shaping perceptions of Baltimore.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
The Howard County trial for a 16-year-old accused of planning her father's murder has been postponed until February. Defense attorneys for Morgan Lane Arnold asked for the delay so the teen can undergo further psychiatric evaluation. Arnold is accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill her father, 58-year-old Dennis Lane, in May 2013. Wednesday, Circuit Judge Timothy McCrone granted the defense's request so Arnold can be evaluated to determine whether she is competent to stand trial, according to a spokesman for the state's attorney's office.
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March 31, 2011
A Randallstown man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting Monday of a 19-year-old during what Baltimore County police said was an attempt to steal drugs. Sterling Gregory Lewis, 21, of the 3900 block of Nemo Road was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. According to police, the victim, Willie Cedric Jackson, and a witness met with Lewis about 11:47 p.m. Monday in Randallstown to sell him drugs.
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By Justin Fenton | January 20, 2012
Baltimore Police have charged a 30-year-old man in a killing from October in East Baltimore. Russell Carrington is being held without bond in the fatal shooting of Antoinne Pratt, 23, who was found dead inside a vehicle in the 2100 block of Harford Rd. on Oct. 17, 2011.  I've posted the charging document below to give you a glimpse of the information police disclose - and don't disclose - when filing such charges. Spoiler: If you are looking for a motive, don't read on. [Update: Having a bit of technical trouble embedding the document.
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August 11, 2014
This week in 'Crime Scene,' former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow brings you a case that has gone unsolved for nearly 45 years. In November 1969, a 26-year-old nun, Catherine Cesnik, disappeared after leaving her Southwest Baltimore apartment to go shopping. Two months later, her beaten body was found in a frozen field in Baltimore County. No suspect was named in the original investigation, but in 1994, sensational allegations arose that re-opened the case.
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August 9, 2014
She has suffered the loss that every one of us who has a child fears the most, and Nina Epps wants to know who killed her 3-year-old child, McKenzie Elliott. We may have not pulled the trigger, but I believe that every one of us in this city and many people beyond its borders share responsibility in this little girl's death and the roll call of death that occurs in Baltimore every year. The person who pulled the trigger did not intend to kill a child last Friday. None of us did. But we have all participated.
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