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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1997
A 20-year-old Annapolis man was convicted of first-degree murder in Anne Arundel Circuit Court yesterday for stabbing a woman to death, then bragging to his friends and showing off the thumb he had severed from her hand to prove it.Mickeen Holland was found guilty in the December 1995 slaying of Katherine E. Brodie of Miami Beach, Fla.He showed no emotion as the verdict was announced in a packed courtroom. But the mother of his 7-month-old daughter began to sob in the rear of the courtroom, where she sat with the child in her arms.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2001
A 45-year-old greater Annapolis man charged with first-degree murder pleaded guilty yesterday to the reduced charge of manslaughter for bludgeoning his wife to death in their home. Stephen John Washko admitted in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court that he clubbed his wife, Linda Tansill Washko, 43, in the head more than a dozen times with a ball-peen hammer in the couple's Bon Haven home Jan. 30. Her family, somberly watching in court, told Judge Eugene M. Lerner that they agreed with the plea, which specified that Lerner should recommend that Washko be evaluated for psychiatric care at Patuxent Institution.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | November 30, 1990
A Bowie man pleaded guilty yesterday to killing a dismounted motorcyclist by running him over with a car last April in Crofton.Robert Leland Stewart, 24, entered the plea to a second-degree murder charge in county Circuit Court, said Assistant State's Attorney Frank Ragione.Stewart intentionally drove his Oldsmobile over 26-year-old Anthony Louis Clanton after an argument on north Route 3 near Route 450, Ragione said.County police have said the argument started when Stewart cut in front of Clanton as they were driving north on Route 3 in Crofton at about 11:30 p.m. last April 26. Ragione said Stewart tried to run into Clanton's motorcycle four times during the argument.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1999
A Glen Burnie man was placed on 10 years' probation yesterday for sexually abusing a friend's teen-age daughter and having child pornography on his home computer.In a plea arrangement, Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Pamela L. North sentenced Thomas R. Long Jr., 35, to two five-year terms of probation that Long's lawyer said would allow him to get the counseling he needs.North said she wants Long, who lives in the 8000 block of Phirne Road East, to receive treatment for his sexual offense and alcoholism.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1996
A 19-year-old Annapolis man pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel Circuit Court yesterday to his role in the December stabbing death of a Florida woman in Annapolis.Tremayne Deon Howard, of the 7400 block of Edgewood Road, pleaded guilty before Judge Pamela L. North to second-degree murder in the death of Katherine Elizabeth Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach.He had been charged with first-degree murder. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors will recommend that Howard be given a 15-year term when he is sentenced Jan. 22.Second-degree murder carries a maximum 30-year term.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | November 19, 1991
In a last-minute change of heart, an Annapolis man charged with the January murder of Sylvester Wayne "Tink" Johnson rejected a plea agreement Monday that would have sent him to jail for no more than 10 years.Gary Ellis "Peanut" Brown Jr., 21, who has listed numerous addresses in Annapolis as his home, is charged with second-degree murder. His public defender, Carroll McCabe, refused to comment on what influenced Brown's decision to seek a jury trial.Prosecutor Frank Ragione said he did not know of any new evidenceor other reasons for Brown's decision.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | November 14, 1990
Investigators are recommending changes in the way Annapolis handles its absentee ballots after finding evidence of voter fraud in a 1989 City Council race.But county and state investigators have decided not to press charges against candidate Michael T. Brown, despite evidence that three ballots returned by his campaign were fraudulent. Brown lost to Alderman Wayne C.Turner, R-Ward 6, by four votes in last year's municipal elections."There were absentee ballots cast on his behalf where voters said they didn't vote for him or authorize anyone to vote for them, but we couldn't tie him to any of the wrongdoing," said Assistant State's Attorney Frank Ragione, who wrote a report on the case that will be released soon.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
A 37-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court for attacking his neighbor in her back yard, throwing her into her pool and forcing her head under water.Charles Leonard Adams Jr., of the 100 block of Queen Anne Road, pleaded guilty before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. in the June 24, 1993, death of Kimberly Renee Reinhardt, 25.Assistant State's Attorney Frank Ragione told Judge Thieme that Ms. Reinhardt got home from work shortly before 3 p.m. June 20 and went out to her back yard to sun herself near the pool.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
A prosecutor may use only one photograph of Katherine Elizabeth Brodie's body next month when he tries to convince a jury that an Annapolis man stabbed her to death last December, an Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday.Judge Pamela L. North ruled that using more than one photograph of Brodie's body lying in woods behind the Giant supermarket on Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis, where it was found by police about two months after the slaying, could inflame the jury.Mickeen Michael Holland, 19, of the 2000 block of Bay Ridge Ave. is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 6 slaying of Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach, Fla., who had been staying with a friend in Annapolis.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
Mickeen Holland stabbed his victim nine times, left her for dead and then over the next weeks showed off the thumb he'd severed from her hand, according to testimony yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.Holland, 20, of the 2000 block of Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, is being tried on charges of first-degree murder in the slaying of Katherine E. Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach, Fla., on Dec. 6, 1995. She was killed while staying with a friend in Annapolis.Brodie met Holland on the night she died.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1999
The defendant dabbed at his eyes with a tissue as he asked the judge to consider his unhappy childhood before sentencing him for second-degree murder.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. sentenced Howard "Tommy" Brown to 30 years in prison yesterday for the strangulation in December 1997 of a 36-year-old woman from Pasadena he met in a bar.In asking for mercy, defense attorney Robert Waldman told the judge that Brown's father left when Brown was a baby. Although Brown, now 26, was slow in school, his teachers never offered him special education classes.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1998
A Glen Burnie man supposedly helping to care for his bedridden mother admitted yesterday neglecting her so badly that her bedsores were infested with maggots and insects swarmed around her sickbed.Ronald L. Phelps, 45, is the second son of Esther C. Phelps to plead guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in what county prosecutors say is the first case they have brought against family members for neglect of an elderly parent under a state law broadened in 1995.Defense attorney John Robinson III questioned whether the law applied to Phelps.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1997
A 20-year-old Annapolis man was convicted of first-degree murder in Anne Arundel Circuit Court yesterday for stabbing a woman to death, then bragging to his friends and showing off the thumb he had severed from her hand to prove it.Mickeen Holland was found guilty in the December 1995 slaying of Katherine E. Brodie of Miami Beach, Fla.He showed no emotion as the verdict was announced in a packed courtroom. But the mother of his 7-month-old daughter began to sob in the rear of the courtroom, where she sat with the child in her arms.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1997
The prosecutor fighting to convict Mickeen Holland of first-degree murder in Anne Arundel Circuit Court this week warned jurors that they would hear a case with all the brutality of a cheap murder novel.Testimony so far has shown him to be right.Holland, 20, of Annapolis is charged in the death of Katherine E. Brodie, a 34-year-old Miami Beach, Fla., woman whose body was found in Annapolis by two boys playing in woods on Feb., 12, 1996, more than two months after she had been beaten, kicked and stabbed nine times.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
Mickeen Holland stabbed his victim nine times, left her for dead and then over the next weeks showed off the thumb he'd severed from her hand, according to testimony yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.Holland, 20, of the 2000 block of Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, is being tried on charges of first-degree murder in the slaying of Katherine E. Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach, Fla., on Dec. 6, 1995. She was killed while staying with a friend in Annapolis.Brodie met Holland on the night she died.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
A prosecutor may use only one photograph of Katherine Elizabeth Brodie's body next month when he tries to convince a jury that an Annapolis man stabbed her to death last December, an Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday.Judge Pamela L. North ruled that using more than one photograph of Brodie's body lying in woods behind the Giant supermarket on Bay Ridge Road in Annapolis, where it was found by police about two months after the slaying, could inflame the jury.Mickeen Michael Holland, 19, of the 2000 block of Bay Ridge Ave. is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 6 slaying of Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach, Fla., who had been staying with a friend in Annapolis.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1999
A Glen Burnie man was placed on 10 years' probation yesterday for sexually abusing a friend's teen-age daughter and having child pornography on his home computer.In a plea arrangement, Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Pamela L. North sentenced Thomas R. Long Jr., 35, to two five-year terms of probation that Long's lawyer said would allow him to get the counseling he needs.North said she wants Long, who lives in the 8000 block of Phirne Road East, to receive treatment for his sexual offense and alcoholism.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge yesterday delayed sentencing an accomplice to a 1992 Annapolis murder after the defendant said he had insufficient legal counsel and wanted to reconsider his guilty plea.Anthony Lumpkin, 31, of Edgewater pleaded guilty to second-degree murder two months ago in the July 9, 1992, shooting death of Rudolph C. Holland, 21, of the 1800 block of Bowman Court.On Jan. 31, Lumpkin entered an Alford plea in the death of Mr. Holland, which meant he was not admitting guilt but acknowledging the state had sufficient evidence to win a conviction.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1996
A 19-year-old Annapolis man pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel Circuit Court yesterday to his role in the December stabbing death of a Florida woman in Annapolis.Tremayne Deon Howard, of the 7400 block of Edgewood Road, pleaded guilty before Judge Pamela L. North to second-degree murder in the death of Katherine Elizabeth Brodie, 34, of Miami Beach.He had been charged with first-degree murder. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors will recommend that Howard be given a 15-year term when he is sentenced Jan. 22.Second-degree murder carries a maximum 30-year term.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
A 37-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court for attacking his neighbor in her back yard, throwing her into her pool and forcing her head under water.Charles Leonard Adams Jr., of the 100 block of Queen Anne Road, pleaded guilty before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. in the June 24, 1993, death of Kimberly Renee Reinhardt, 25.Assistant State's Attorney Frank Ragione told Judge Thieme that Ms. Reinhardt got home from work shortly before 3 p.m. June 20 and went out to her back yard to sun herself near the pool.
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