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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2001
Calling his crime "diabolical," a Howard County judge sentenced Paul Stephen Riggins, the Elkridge man convicted of killing his long-missing wife, to life in prison yesterday. Before imposing the sentence and with crying friends of Nancy Lee Riggins huddled on courtroom benches, Judge Lenore R. Gelfman noted that the killing left the couple's only child, Amanda, who turns 11 tomorrow, without either parent - and friends and family without a grave to visit. "The family has no place to mourn, no sense of closure," she said.
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June 25, 2013
Fourteen year old Christina Riggins from Harford Gymnastics Training Center won the silver medal on vault at the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Eastern National championships in Battle Creek, Mich., last month. Riggins, who finished eighth grade at Southampton Middle School earlier this month, posted a score of 9.45, just five hundredths of a point behind Emma Breitbarth from Gold Medal Gymnastics in Huntington, N.Y., who won the gold medal with a score of 9.5. Riggins and her coach, Ron Lievendag, traveled to Michigan for the competition at Kellogg Arena just two weeks after qualifying for Level 9 nationals by being crowned the Region VII vault champion at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., with a scored of 9.75 on her Yurchenko layout vault.
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March 17, 2004
On March 15, 2004, MULFORD B. RIGGINS, beloved husband of the late Sylvia G. Riggins, loving father of Richard L., Ronald and Robert Riggins. Also survived by several grandchildren. Visitation to be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Ave., on Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and where Fuenral Services will be held on Friday at 1 P.M. Interment in Meadowridge Memorial Park.
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October 13, 2009
On October 9, 2009, Eileen Kelly Riggin Services will be held at Bel Air United Methodist Church, Bel Air, MD on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 7 P.M. Friends may call at the church from 6 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday prior to the service. Those who desire may make a contribution to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Memory Tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com.
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June 18, 2006
On June 16, 2006 JAMES DALE; beloved husband of Norma Riggins; loving father of Barbara Irby, Donna Walsh, James Riggins, Philip Riggins and Darlene Lefkowitz. Also survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, at Rt. 702, (beltway exit 36), on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
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May 10, 2006
On Monday, May 8, 2006 MRS. RUBY FRANCES (nee Moser) Riggins beloved wife of the late Howard Riggins, beloved mother of Joseph Leonard, Donald Leonard and Jay Lee Leonard and the late Joan Hooker. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3620 Wilkens Ave. on Thursday, May 11 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 12 at the funeral home. Interment Loudon Park Funeral Home.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2001
A few days after he reported his wife missing, Paul Stephen Riggins asked his girlfriend - the family's teen-age baby sitter - to marry him and gave her his wife's ring, a Howard County police investigator testified yesterday. That moment was recounted by police Lt. Greg Marshall during the second full day of testimony in the Riggins murder trial as defense attorneys tried to chip away at the prosecution's case and at the credibility of its witnesses. Stephen Riggins, 43, is being tried in Howard County Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree murder in the disappearance July 1996 of his wife, Nancy Lee Riggins.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | October 23, 2007
For more than a decade, Paul Stephen Riggins resolutely maintained that he did not kill his wife. After all, there was no body, blood, fibers or crime scene. His conviction was based solely on circumstantial evidence. Earlier this month, however, he led Howard County detectives from prison, where he is serving a life sentence for killing Nancy Lee Riggins, to a patch of woods off Hanover Road in Anne Arundel County. There police found human remains and are awaiting the results of DNA analysis to confirm a match with Riggins' wife, the department announced yesterday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 13, 2001
Elkridge resident Paul Stephen Riggins, charged with murder in the killing of his long-missing wife, is scheduled to go to trial July 2. Howard County Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman granted a postponement in the case yesterday at the request of Riggins' attorney, Joseph Murtha. Gelfman will hear motions May 29. The judge said she expects the trial to last three weeks. Nancy Lee Riggins was reported missing by her husband July 3, 1996. He was a suspect from the start. Her body has never been found.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2004
Maryland's intermediate appellate court upheld yesterday the first-degree murder conviction of Paul Stephen Riggins, the Elkridge man who was found guilty of killing his long-missing wife even though her body has never been found. While the case was entirely circumstantial and investigators found no blood or other forensic evidence to indicate a crime scene, it was still enough to convince a jury that Nancy Lee Riggins was dead, and that Stephen Riggins killed her, Judge James A. Kenney III wrote for a three-judge panel on the Court of Special Appeals.
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May 12, 2008
Suddenly, on May 9, 2008, CHRISTOPHER A. LEWIS; devoted father of Cameron and Caden Lewis and beloved son of Donna Walsh and step-son of Nicholas Walsh and son of Alan Lewis; brother of Dustin Lewis, Salina Riggins and Catrina Walsh; grandson of Norma Riggins and Geneva Lewis. Also survived by aunts, uncles, many cousins and a nephew Phoenix Allen. Family and friends may call at THE MARZULLO FUNERAL CHAPEL P.A., 6009 Harford Road, on Tuesday, May 13, from 3-5 and 7-9. Funeral will be held on Tuesday evening at 8 P.M. Interment private.
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February 27, 2008
Suddenly on February 24, 2008 Steven J. Riggin Friends may call at The family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, P.A., 421 Crain Hwy., S.E., Glen Burnie on Wed. & Thur. from 3-5 & 7-9 P.M. Services will be held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. in Glen Burnie United Methodist Church. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions to the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute, Cardiac Research, Att'n. - Karla Jusczyk, 100 N. Charles Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21201 will be appreciated by the family.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | December 17, 2007
Convicted killer Paul Stephen Riggins told two former detectives searching for his long-missing wife's remains that he accidentally pushed her down the stairs during an argument in their Elkridge home, according to newly released police documents. "The only thing I am guilty of was not calling 911," he said from prison on Oct. 3, days before leading Chuck Jacobs, who is now a lieutenant with the Howard County Police Department, and retired Capt. Greg Marshall to her remains, which he had wrapped in a blue tarp and buried in a wooded area in Anne Arundel County more than a decade ago. Riggins, 50, is serving a life sentence for the 1996 murder of his wife, Nancy Lee Riggins.
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November 15, 2007
Man charged in May shooting A man was arrested Tuesday and charged with the fatal shooting in May of a corrections officer assigned to the Central Booking and Intake Center during what police described as an armed robbery gone bad. Brandon Wall, 21, whose home address was not available, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lt. Perry Van Brooks, 48. Brooks was shot in the head and arm about 2:30 a.m.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | October 26, 2007
The two detectives never gave up on the killing of Nancy Lee Riggins. On the day the jury returned its verdict six years ago, both officers were in the courtroom, one of them carrying a photo of the victim and her daughter in his shirt pocket. Their five-year investigation had paid off: The jury convicted her husband, Paul Stephen Riggins, of murder. The Howard County detectives then went their separate ways, Sgt. Chuck Jacobs landing a promotion to lieutenant and Lt. Greg Marshall to captain before he retired to work for a federal agency.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | October 23, 2007
For more than a decade, Paul Stephen Riggins resolutely maintained that he did not kill his wife. After all, there was no body, blood, fibers or crime scene. His conviction was based solely on circumstantial evidence. Earlier this month, however, he led Howard County detectives from prison, where he is serving a life sentence for killing Nancy Lee Riggins, to a patch of woods off Hanover Road in Anne Arundel County. There police found human remains and are awaiting the results of DNA analysis to confirm a match with Riggins' wife, the department announced yesterday.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1997
Paul Stephen Riggins Jr. -- the man Howard County police say is their only suspect in the disappearance of his wife -- admitted in court yesterday that he had a four-year sexual relationship with the family's teen-age baby sitter.The baby sitter was a key figure in the initial police investigation -- of the disappearance in July 1996 of Nancy Lee Riggins, a supermarket cashier who lived in Elkridge with her husband and daughter.Four days after she vanished, police persuaded the baby sitter to tape conversations she had with Paul Stephen Riggins, one time using a recorder hidden in her book bag.The contents of those tapes remained a public mystery yesterday after Riggins pleaded guilty, heading off a trial where the tapes might have been played as evidence of his relationship with the baby sitter.
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By Jill Hudson and Ivan Penn and Jill Hudson and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Shanon D. Murray contributed to this article | February 5, 1997
Paul Stephen Riggins Jr., under suspicion in the possible homicide of his wife who disappeared last July, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with having sex with his daughter's teen-age baby sitter, Howard County police said.The 39-year-old Elkridge man, who lives in the home he shared with his wife in the 6100 block of Adcock Lane, was arrested about 9: 20 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Business Parkway as he left his night-shift job at a Dorsey trucking company, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.
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April 2, 2007
On March 31, 2007, MARY E. ZALESKI, of Arnold; beloved wife of Leon J. Zaleksi; loving mother of Nancy Riggins and Ronald Zaleski; devoted grandmother of ten and dear great-grandmother of eight. Also survived by Donald A. Riggins and Carla Zaleski. Friends and family are invited to visitation on April 3, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at BARRANCO & SONS, P.A., SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, at Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road. Funeral Services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, on Wednesday at 12:30 P.M. Interment private.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,Sun reporter | December 16, 2006
The Baltimore-based Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, eager to increase its Washington presence, is negotiating to simulcast former Redskins great John Riggins' radio show, according to officials with knowledge of the talks. MASN would televise all or part of the Hall of Fame running back's program, which airs 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays on three Washington-area stations known collectively as "Triple X ESPN Radio." The stations are part of Red Zebra Broadcasting, a media company formed by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder earlier this year.
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