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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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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating how an image that appears to be a murder victim's wrapped body was posted to the Facebook page of the accused killer - while he was behind bars. The image posted to the Facebook page of 28-year-old Jermaine Jackson around 4 p.m. Monday shows a large object on a basement floor wrapped in a sheet and plastic. That's how police said the body of his boyfriend Andre Nicholas, also 28, had been found by officers after Jackson allegedly confessed to his mother that he had stabbed Nicholas.
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September 15, 2014
This week on Crime Scene Matt Jablow looks at the murder of a young man who was a leader in the classroom and on the lacrosse field at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville. Devin Cook, 20, was shot down in Baltimore's Park Heights neighborhood this past July after giving some teammates a ride home after practice.  Police are still looking for clues to the identify of the killer.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The 21-year-old man Baltimore officials had called a suspect in the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was released from jail Wednesday after two months without being charged in the fatal shooting. Asked whether the man is still considered a person of interest in the case, the Baltimore Police Department released a statement saying the investigation "has shifted. " "We have substantial leads that we are continuing to follow," the statement read. Officials declined to elaborate.
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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...
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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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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 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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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A Baltimore jury found a man police named as "Public Enemy No. One" guilty of murder Wednesday, his attorney said. Over a year ago, a police commander stood at a Greektown playground where Ramon Rodriguez, 21, was killed and branded Capone Chase, 20, as the department's most wanted suspect. State's attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said he was pleased by the outcome of the case. "Mr. Chase is a dangerous and cold-blooded individual," he said. "We hope this result brings some measure of closure to the victim's family and friends.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The woman found stabbed to death this week in Fells Point was a popular and longtime waitress at an upscale Italian restaurant. Baltimore police released the identities of three homicide victims including Claudia Parodi, 40, who officers found Monday night with multiple stab wounds to her chest and arms. She was killed in her home in the 700 block of S. Bond St., about two blocks from the Fells Point waterfront. Police had been called by a co-worker who hadn't heard from Parodi for several days.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
As his second trial for the murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes approaches, Michael Maurice Johnson took the witness stand Tuesday and testified that his former attorney told him he had to talk to police — bad advice his new lawyers say helped get him convicted. "He didn't give me an option," said Johnson, 30, his voice scratchy over the courtroom speakers. A Baltimore jury found Johnson guilty of second degree murder last year, but the verdict was overturned after a judge ruled that prosecutors withheld information about a key witness in the case.
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September 29, 2014
Bridget Phillips was a 22-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University when she was found beaten to death on March 22, 1989 in the doorway of her off-campus apartment.  She wasn't robbed or sexually assaulted, leading police to believe she knew her attacker. But, as Matt Jablow tells you in this week's 'Crime Scene' cold case story, the police are still seeking clues to her killer 25 years later.
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Staff reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
A Prince George's County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the March 2013 targeted attack and killing of Davidsonville resident Nicole Burgess. On Monday, Anne Arundel County police announced the arrest of Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 block of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. The body of 37-year-old Nicole C. Burgess had been found on March 22, 2013, by officers who responded to the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court in Davidsonville for a report of a death.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Five fast reasons to check out "How to Get Away With Murder," the newest drama from Shonda Rhimes. 1. Culturally, it is fascinating to see the shift in authority figures from John Houseman's Prof. Kingsfield in "Paper Chase" (1973) to Viola Davis as Prof. Annalise Keating in this series four decades later. Also, intriguing is the shift in how Hollywood portrays first-year law school and the kinds of students one finds there. 2. No producer in the history of network TV has had a whole night of prime-time dramas coming out of her or his production company until this year with "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Murder" all coming from Rhimes shop.
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June 11, 2012
In the 1960s when I was a beat reporter for a daily newspaper in Virginia and later taught journalism, many would snicker, "if it bleeds, it leads. " Yet bleeding leads sold papers, and 40 years ago, even decent publications sometimes indulged. However, it is astonishing to see in 2012 The Sun for over a solid week headline front page over and over a Morgan State University student's alleged murder and cannibalism of a friend. While gory details are hashed over continuously and delicious new ones slipped in, very few new or for that matter, explanatory, aspects are introduced.
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