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By Steve Henson and Steve Henson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 10, 2003
EAGLE, Colo. - Cameras will not be allowed at Kobe Bryant's Oct. 9 preliminary hearing on a felony sexual assault charge, a judge ruled Monday, although there is no guarantee the court appearance will take place because of what legal experts say was a mistake by the prosecutor. District Attorney Mark Hurlbert could have ensured a hearing by filing a motion within 10 days of Bryant's initial court appearance Aug. 6. Because Hurlbert failed to do so, Bryant's attorneys can waive the preliminary hearing and allow the case to go directly to an arraignment.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Two former Naval Academy football players will stand trial early next year on charges that they sexually assaulted a classmate. Midshipman Eric Graham's court-martial is scheduled for Jan. 27 and Midshipman Joshua Tate's court-martial is scheduled for Feb. 10, according to Naval Academy officials. Graham, a senior at the academy from Eight Mile, Ala., is charged with abusive sexual contact, and Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., is charged with aggravated sexual assault. Both are charged with making false official statements.
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By Steve Henson and Lance Pugmire and Steve Henson and Lance Pugmire,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 7, 2003
EAGLE, Colo. - Seemingly oblivious to the media and fan frenzy outside the courtroom, a stoic Kobe Bryant stood yesterday before an Eagle County judge who scheduled an Oct. 9 preliminary hearing in the felony sexual assault case against him. Seven minutes and two words later, Bryant ducked out of the county Justice Center and into asport utility vehicle, which sped off in a three-car caravan as a crush of onlookers yelled support for the Lakers star...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said Thursday. Attorneys for Midshipmen Joshua Tate and Eric Graham said the decision by Vice Adm. Michael Miller went beyond the recommendation of a military judge who presided over a preliminary hearing in the case. The attorneys said Cmdr.
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By P.J. Huffstutter and P.J. Huffstutter,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 20, 2005
WICHITA, Kan. - Shuffling into court in leg shackles and wearing a bullet-proof vest under his gray suit, Dennis L. Rader - the man accused of being one of the nation's most infamous serial killers - waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday. Rader stood calmly during his brief appearance before Sedgwick County District Judge Greg Waller, who ruled that there was probable cause for the state to pursue 10 counts of first-degree murder against the man believed to be the BTK killer.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Andrew Ratner and Stacey Hirsh and Andrew Ratner,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2001
A federal judge in Baltimore heard a long day of arguments yesterday on a controversial $1 billion-plus proposed settlement of private class action lawsuits claiming that Microsoft Corp. overcharged its customers. And some drama erupted in the courtroom late in the day when an economist representing Microsoft said a mathematical error caused him to gravely underestimate the amount of a potential trial award. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, the software giant would pay for computers, software and computer training and support in more than 15,000 schools for underprivileged students.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 2, 2002
An Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted an Annapolis teen-ager yesterday on a charge of murder in a Sept. 19 fatal shooting and carjacking in the state capital's historic district. Annapolis High School student Leeander Jerome Blake, 17, of the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in the Robinwood public housing complex is accused of killing Straughan Lee Griffin, 51, a video projection company owner, during a failed armed robbery. Prosecutors moved quickly to obtain an indictment, bypassing a preliminary hearing that could have been held within 15 days of Blake's bail hearing Monday.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN REPORTER | September 15, 2006
A preliminary hearing for the Columbia 15-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Columbia man last month was postponed at his attorney's request for an investigation to determine whether the case could be transferred to juvenile court. Joseph Murtha, defense attorney for Monti Mantrice Fleming, made the request during the less-than-10-minute session in Howard County District Court yesterday morning. With the request, Murtha said, the state's Department of Juvenile Services will conduct an investigation of Fleming's history in the court system.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN | January 12, 2007
A former Westminster resident who was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl at least five times was released from the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster after posting bail yesterday, authorities said. William Richard Schroeder Jr., 43, of the 2200 block of Pheasant Run Drive in Finksburg was charged by police with five counts each of second-, third- and fourth- degree sex offenses, five counts of sex abuse of a minor, five counts of second-degree assault and one count of sex abuse of a minor under a continued course of conduct.
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September 19, 2011
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing a roommate last week held without bond. Alexis Simpson was ordered held without bond Monday. Her attorney, Michael Worthy, said in court that the stabbing was a "tragic accident" and that his client acted in self-defense. A prosecutor disagreed, saying Simpson had made a choice to end Dominique Frazier's life. Court documents say Simpson fatally stabbed Frazier inside their dormitory style apartment after the two women argued about music playing from aniPod.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Defense attorneys for three Naval Academy football players accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman while she was passed out at an Annapolis party last year sought Thursday to raise questions about her credibility and motives. The woman, now a senior at the academy, spent about eight hours on the witness stand Thursday. The preliminary hearing into the alleged incident opened this week at the Washington Navy Yard. She endured seven hours of testimony and cross-examination on Wednesday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
A midshipman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the Naval Academy football team is scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The woman has told investigators that she remembers little of the alleged assault last year, which her attorney says occurred after she became intoxicated at an off-campus party in Annapolis. Vice Adm. Michael Miller, the academy superintendent, has ordered the Article 32 hearing to help him determine whether to send the accused to court-martial.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
A man who lived in the same townhome as a missing Joppa man now feared dead was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Wednesday, after parts of a dismembered human body were found inside the home and in a dumpster nearby, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The arrest of Alexander Kinyua, 21, came almost a week after Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, 37, first went missing Friday, and followed a search of the home the two men shared in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne early Wednesday morning, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 22, 2012
The man sought in connection with a shooting in Edgewood Monday afternoon was arrested Wednesday and is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center. Neal Turner, 27, of the 1800 block of Brookside Drive in Edgewood, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday in the Abingdon area, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release late Wednesday. Turner was being held without bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, according to the sheriff's office.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
The commander of the Military District of Washington has ordered a court-martial for Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington made the decision Friday after reviewing testimony and arguments from a preliminary hearing at Fort Meade in December, officials said. There was no word on whether the as-yet-unscheduled court-martial would also be held at Fort Meade, one of three installations within the military district equipped to host such a proceeding.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
Sitting on a bench toward the rear of a Harford County courtroom Tuesday was a row of well-dressed women determined to send Robert C. Richardson III a message: They've got his back. The four Bel Air women say they're part of a network of support building for the teen, who police say confessed to the Jan. 9 killing of his father. Tuesday, the 16-year-old, represented by a public defender, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was immediately swept back into custody. The women say they want to pay for a private lawyer to represent Richardson on the first- and second-degree murder charges he faces.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
A Baltimore grand jury has indicted Sian James on murder charges, alleging that the 25-year-old killed an off-duty city police officer last month. James, of the 2800 block of Dillon St., was scheduled to appear Tuesday in District Court for a preliminary hearing on the charges, but the indictment moves the case to Circuit Court, where James will be arraigned Dec. 10. According to the city state's attorney's office, James was arguing Oct. 16...
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By Pamela Kramer and Pamela Kramer,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 11, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- "Knock knock.""Who's there?""O.J.""O.J. who?""Great -- you're on the jury."People around the nation -- and within the local jury pool -- have watched on television as prosecutors dropped a blood spatter here, a bloody glove there, a witness who heard mysterious thumps in the night near where the glove was found on O.J. Simpson's estate.In the one-sided preliminary hearing that ended Friday, much of what viewers saw was damning to Mr. Simpson. He has pleaded not guilty to the stabbing death of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend of hers, Ronald Goldman.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
When Timothy Scott Sherman shot and killed his mother and adoptive father while they slept, the case disturbed the normally quiet life in the small Harford County hamlet of Hickory. A quarter-century later, another family murder has rocked the county, in neighboring Bel Air. In that case, Robert C. Richardson III has confessed to killing his father, according to authorities. The state's attorney for Harford County, Joseph I. Cassilly, a gruff no-nonsense lawman, prosecuted the 1987 Sherman case in the beginning of his career and now takes the lead on the Richardson case, which has once again cast a pall over his community.
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September 19, 2011
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - A judge has ordered a 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing a roommate last week held without bond. Alexis Simpson was ordered held without bond Monday. Her attorney, Michael Worthy, said in court that the stabbing was a "tragic accident" and that his client acted in self-defense. A prosecutor disagreed, saying Simpson had made a choice to end Dominique Frazier's life. Court documents say Simpson fatally stabbed Frazier inside their dormitory style apartment after the two women argued about music playing from aniPod.
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