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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore. Dellando Recardo Campbell, 31, of Lemoore, Calif., admitted helping Ryan Holness, 33, luring Holness' 26-year-old wife, Serika Dunkley Holness, from New York to Maryland in order to kill her, staging the crime as a fatal carjacking. He pleaded guilty to the charge of interstate domestic violence resulting in the death of a spouse. If the deal is accepted by a U.S. District Court judge, Campbell could receive up to 30 years in jail.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Closing arguments are expected Tuesday in the trial of an off-duty New Jersey police officer accused of murdering a Lansdowne man following a road-rage incident last summer in Anne Arundel County During the final day of testimony in Circuit Court on Monday, two law enforcement experts offered opposite opinions as to whether Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, acted reasonably in shooting Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., 36, on the side of Route 3 near Interstate 97...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2014
When a New Jersey police officer goes on trial Monday in Annapolis in the killing of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident, he won't face the first-degree murder charge alone. Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, will have a defense team that includes a high-powered New York attorney behind him, as well as a long blue line of fellow officers, police fraternal organizations and union officials. Facts of the June 2013 case are undisputed: Walker shot and killed Joseph Dale Harvey Jr. along Route 3 near Millersville after the two pulled their vehicles over following an angry exchange.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Jury selection begins Friday in the murder trial of Joseph Lamont Walker, a New Jersey police officer accused of the fatal shooting of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident in Anne Arundel County last summer. The case will go on as scheduled after Judge Michael Wachs dismissed a motion Thursday by Walker's attorneys to have the case dismissed. One hundred and fifty potential jurors have been called to the Anne Arundel Circuit Court in Annapolis for the case, which has drawn attention in law enforcement circles.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
As the Howard County trial of a man accused of shooting a police officer began Tuesday, federal authorities also waded into the case by filing a gun charge against the defendant. State authorities are seeking to prove Stephon Prather, 30, exchanged gunfire with police in October wounding officer Steven Houk. Prather, who police said opened fire without warning, was on the loose overnight after the shooting but was eventually arrested near the scene on Route 1. Prather was himself hurt and was walking with sticks serving as makeshift crutches when police found him, according to court documents.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A 19-year-old Baltimore woman was arrested and charged Thursday in the beating death of her 21-month-old son last week, police said. According to charging documents, Cierra Curtis ran up to officers about 11:50 p.m. on June 30 near the Red Carpet Inn in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Rd. saying, "I'm not a bad mother; my baby's not breathing. " Curtis' boyfriend carried the child, Jayden Curtis, who was gasping for air, to officers, police said. The officers performed CPR on Jayden Curtis, and he was taken to Sinai Hospital, but he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, police said.
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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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