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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
A Randallstown woman who had tried to arrange her husband's murder went free this week after pleading guilty in the conspiracy. Her sentence came five months after the man she persuaded to help her was sentenced to 18 months in prison."
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A Baltimore man pleaded guilty this week after investigators tied him to a series of armed robberies earlier this year in Northeast Baltimore. After one of the robberies, Thomas Mims, 53, was found in a car matching descriptions given by witnesses and led officers on a high speed chase, prosecutors said. Mims was ultimately taken into custody after he was trapped in a cul-de-sac by police amid the chase and was shot in the arm by an officer after speeding toward police who approached on foot.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | August 16, 1995
A key player in a group that police say put about 50 pounds of marijuana a month into the Baltimore-Washington area pleaded guilty yesterday to drug charges in Howard Circuit Court.Police charged 28 people, mostly from Howard County, with participating in the ring that was broken in March after investigators used a wiretap to record telephone calls to and from an Elkridge apartment.Yesterday, one of the tenants of the apartment -- 23-year-old Timothy R. Simons -- pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute marijuana before Judge Raymond Kane Jr.Assistant State's Attorney Mary Murphy said Simons sold $390 worth of cocaine to an undercover police investigator at Michael's Pub in Columbia's Kings Contrivance village on Aug. 2, 1994.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
A teenager who fled from tactical officers during a Catonsville raid last year in which an officer and another man died, pleaded guilty to a handgun charge Wednesday. Taquan Barney, now 18, has been held at the Baltimore County Detention Center since August 28, 2013 when officers from the county's tactical unit entered his home on Roberts Avenue to execute a search warrant and arrest another teen wanted in a non-fatal shooting. When officers entered the home, police said Barney fled but was stopped by Officer Jason Schneider.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | August 19, 1992
Eight members of a drug ring that sold up to $20,000 worth of heroin a week from an East Baltimore housing project pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy charges.The four men and four women who pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine were among more than 80 charged in the 18-month investigation of alleged kingpin Reginald L. "Reds" Green, prosecutors said.That investigation led to charges in a $6.5 million-a-week heroin ring blamed for the interstate distribution of the potent opiate substitute fentanyl, which has been linked to 27 Maryland deaths.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 11, 1995
A 19-year-old Stevensville man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to theft and reckless endangerment in Carroll County Circuit Court.Jeffrey James Taylor was one of three teen-agers charged in April with bursting into the Carrolltown Veterinary Hospital and forcing an employee to place 15 bottles of Ketamine in a bag. Court records said the youths used a toy Uzi gun to frighten employees.Ketamine, a sleep-inducing drug commonly used as an anesthetic, can be converted from liquid to a powder form and snorted or smoked.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2000
In a surprise move and against his defense attorney's advice, a Baltimore man accused of killing an Elkridge woman in 1998 pleaded guilty yesterday to her murder in Howard County Circuit Court. Ardale D. Tickles, 20, said he was sure he wanted to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the slaying of Sara J. Williamson Raras, a 35-year-old mother, in November 1998. The trial was scheduled to begin yesterday with jury selection. "I'm entering a plea of guilty because I'm remorseful for what I did," Tickles said.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1999
A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to stabbing and bludgeoning her mother to death in their Hampstead townhouse in March.The sentence was met with loud protests and hysterical sobbing from a half-dozen members of the family of Doris A. Ziemski, the 52-year-old victim.Kristi Lynn Ziemski will be eligible for parole on the first-degree murder conviction in 15 years, said Carroll County Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr., referring to a law that took effect Oct. 1."
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2003
Jerrard M. Bazemore, who months ago was a starter on Milford Mill Academy's football team, stood at the front of a packed Baltimore County courtroom yesterday and quietly admitted that he had shot and killed 18-year-old Charles H. Sharp III, a Landsdowne High School and ROTC graduate who wanted to join the Air Force. With dozens of his school friends sitting behind him, the stocky, baby-faced Bazemore, also 18, listened as Baltimore County Circuit Judge Lawrence R. Daniels outlined the rights he would forfeit by pleading guilty to second-degree murder and the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 11, 1997
YONKERS, N.Y. -- Concluding the latest chapter in a tortuous saga of family suffering, Malcolm Shabazz, the 12-year-old grandson of Malcolm X, pleaded guilty yesterday to the juvenile equivalent of second-degree manslaughter for starting a fire that killed his grandmother, Betty Shabazz.Malcolm's lawyers, Percy Sutton and David N. Dinkins, the former New York City mayor, said after a hearing in Family Court that, in consultation with the boy and his mother, Qubilah Shabazz, they had decided to accept a plea bargain to avoid an intimate description of Malcolm's troubled childhood in open court.
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels pleaded guilty Friday to illegally harvesting striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. He served periodically as a helper on the Kristin Marie between 2007 and 2012 with Tilghman Island watermen Michael D. Hayden, Jr. and William J. Lednum. In early 2011, he, Hayden and Lednum attempted to harvest more than 20,000 pounds of striped bass using illegal, unattended and unmarked weighted gill nets fish around "Bloody Point" on the bay before the season was opened.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was sentenced. Swerdlin, 47, a defense attorney who has represented suspected dealers, pleaded guilty to drug charges in June. She admitted she had smuggled Suboxone — a drug used to treat addiction to opiates — into the Baltimore County Detention Center to clients during visits.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
A Baltimore police officer will plead guilty to a felony animal cruelty charge after he fatally beat and choked his girlfriend's Jack Russell terrier, his attorney said Tuesday. Alec Eugene Taylor, 28, a five year veteran of the department was charged in March after the dog's body was exhumed and analyzed by animal services. Taylor's attorney, Warren A. Brown, said his client regretted what he did. Brown blamed the attack on the puppy to the stress of Taylor's work and daily life, a combination that led him to act "in a way that customarily he wouldn't.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office. Officials allege Roland Michael Muir and another man stole about 2,030 containers and sold them to metal recyclers for more than $323,000. Prosecutors said Muir worked for a private mailer company in Baltimore driving a box truck, and from July 2010 to 2014 he drove the truck to two U.S. Postal Service bulk mail centers in Capitol Heights where he took the large containers and loaded them on the truck.
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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 Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident, admitted fabricating documents and claims to secure federal benefits and state tax waivers for himself and at least 17 other veterans. He acknowledged making up records in his role as the deputy chief of claims for the state agency, including fake doctors' letters saying that claimants suffered from diabetes and documents listing false tours of Vietnam and awards such as Purple Hearts from 1995 until his retirement in 2011.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 11, 2009
A 20-year-old Baltimore woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder in a pair of shootings in 2008. Authorities say Sirlilar Jewelle Stokes of the 4800 block of Briarclift Ave. shot two men in retaliation for the killing of "close associate" Kenneth Cooper "Cash" Jones the day before. They say Stokes, affiliated with the PDL Bloods gang, was targeting people she believed to be members of the Spider Bloods gang. Two co-defendants, 21-year-old Lavel Edmond and 26-year-old Gerod Damon Lewis, were sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to lesser charges.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
Two former Baltimore City government employees and three other women have been placed on probation after pleading guilty in a scheme to cash checks stolen from a city vault.Janet L. Zientak, 29, who resigned last month from the city's Public Works Department, received a two-year suspended sentence and was ordered to pay $12,892 in restitution to the city and an additional $6,130 to a Baltimore check cashing company, court records show. Ms. Zientak, who pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge, also was placed on five years' supervised probation during a hearing Friday in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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