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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who declined to give her name said a majority on the panel had been leaning toward acquitting David Hunter, an alleged BGF member who was charged with murder in the broad-daylight killing of heroin dealer Henry Mills on Greenmount Avenue three years ago. At its heart, Hunter's case was a simple matter: The jury was asked to weigh the credibility of eyewitnesses to Mills' June 2011 death.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
Two elderly relatives who both battled health problems were found dead in an East Baltimore home Saturday in what Baltimore City police believe was a murder-suicide. Officers responded to a call of a suicide attempt around 11 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Folcroft St. When officers arrived, they found Janet Dalesio, 84, shot in the head and Ronald Kullman, 75, with an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head, police said. A preliminary investigation found that the two were relatives, who police said were both "suffering from a host of long-term medical conditions.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Maryland State Police ruled Saturday that a man whose body was found Friday in a rural part of Carroll County was murdered. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore have determined that Prakash Rampatsingh, 50, of Hanover, Pa., died from a gunshot wound. Crews working on a nearby cell tower found the body in a field near Hampstead Friday. Because of the condition of the body, police believe that Rampatsingh was killed recently. Police said Rampatsingh property manager in Baltimore and often traveled along Falls Road, near where his body was found.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
Four teenagers are charged as adults with robbing and stabbing a pizza delivery driver in Essex Monday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the teens, between 16 and 19, attacked a Pizza Boli's driver as he attempted to make a delivery in the 1100 block of Tace Drive around 11:30 p.m. The 20-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital. The manager at the Back River Neck Road restaurant said previously that the employee has been released from the hospital. Charged are Raquawn Montrel Harrison, 18, of the 900 block of Holgate Drive, Michael Frederick Powell 17, of the unit block of Helmsman Court, Davonte Montrell Eckeard, 16, of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive in Essex and Jonathan Richard Fly, 19, of the 5200 block of King Avenue in Rosedale.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Baltimore police have arrested two men suspected of shooting a man in Southwest Baltimore last month, officials said. Hasan Howard, 31, and Gerald Oglesby, 22, were each charged with multiple counts of attempted murder in the shooting of a man who walked into an city hospital on May 22 with gunshot wounds to his back and left hand, police said. Detectives determined that the shooting - one of eight in the span of 24 hours that week - happened in the first block of N. Monastery Ave., police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in Middle River earlier this week, though officials said the motive remains unclear. Nakell Brian Harris, 22, of Baltimore, was charged with first-degree murder on Friday and is being held without bail. Court records show he was being sought on a Baltimore police warrant issued May 11 for attempted first-degree murder and other charges at the time of his arrest Friday. It was not immediately clear if the cases were related.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions. The violence began with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Oscar Torres during a robbery early May 26. That led police to look for a stolen white Ford Fusion — and a suspect. The next day, police say, 20-year-old Kevin Simpson was driving that car when he slammed into a minivan as he fled police, killing a 12-year-old girl.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 2, 2014
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on these horror shows encourages some of these young men -- and they are almost all young men -- to seek fame or validation through bloodshed. In an entirely human response, we get spun up into a frenzy of finger-pointing. In the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting, many of the country's leading journalists and politicians suggested the former congresswoman was shot because of the "violent" political rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other tea party-affiliated politicians.
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June 2, 2014
An American cardiologist, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, was recently murdered in Pakistan for his faith ( "American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack," May 27). He was an Ahmadi Muslim traveling back to his country of origin to volunteer his services at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan, as many Ahmadi doctors do. A few days into his visit he was visiting the graves of other Ahmadis, including his father, when he was gunned down in front of his family by unknown assailants.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Police arrested a man suspected in a December shooting that left a 30-year-old man dead in East Baltimore's Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood, the department announced Wednesday night. Alonzo Purnell Harris, 23, of the 1700 block of E. 30th St., has been charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 19 killing of Devlon Cates, Jr., police said. Cates was found around 1:30 p.m. with seven gunshot wounds in a Honda Oddysey minivan in the 1500 block of E. 29th St., police said.
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