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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Brian Maurice Savage is "anything but aggressive," his lawyer told a jury Tuesday, a "calm, peaceful, respectful" 22-year-old who would never harm another human being, let alone a child. And yet Savage stands accused of inflicting such a brutal beating on his girlfriend's 15-month-old boy last year that the child died, his lungs, liver and spleen badly damaged. On the first day of Savage's murder trial Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, prosecutor Ian Wright described how the child, Cameron Justin Williams, had been left in Savage's care on Nov. 1, 2009, while the boy's mother went to work at a Royal Farms store.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Roland Walker, a colorful and highly regarded defense attorney who was a fixture in Baltimore courtrooms for six decades, died Saturday of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his Lutherville home. He was 82. "Roland was always a person's lawyer. He represented people, not organizations or institutions, and he did it brilliantly," said Joseph F. Murphy Jr., former chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. "He did mainly criminal defense work and always had a wonderful way with people, judges and jurors.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Roland Walker, a colorful and highly regarded defense attorney who was a fixture in Baltimore courtrooms for six decades, died Saturday of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his Lutherville home. He was 82. "Roland was always a person's lawyer. He represented people, not organizations or institutions, and he did it brilliantly," said Joseph F. Murphy Jr., former chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. "He did mainly criminal defense work and always had a wonderful way with people, judges and jurors.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Brian Maurice Savage is "anything but aggressive," his lawyer told a jury Tuesday, a "calm, peaceful, respectful" 22-year-old who would never harm another human being, let alone a child. And yet Savage stands accused of inflicting such a brutal beating on his girlfriend's 15-month-old boy last year that the child died, his lungs, liver and spleen badly damaged. On the first day of Savage's murder trial Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, prosecutor Ian Wright described how the child, Cameron Justin Williams, had been left in Savage's care on Nov. 1, 2009, while the boy's mother went to work at a Royal Farms store.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1994
Voodoo and contract murder. The niece who wouldn't die -- even after being shot in the head on two occasions and having her throat slit on another. "Sister Geraldine" on trial for murder, faking seizures in the courtroom and telling the jury that she couldn't count beyond the number one.Those were some of the touches that made Geraldine Parrish one of the most bizarre murderers in the annals of Baltimore crime. A detective called her tale the stuff of movies -- and it's been featured on a network police show and in a book on the city's homicide squad.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,melissa.harris@baltsun.com | January 1, 2009
The 23-year-old Baltimore man convicted of killing an off-duty city detective in a robbery attempt outside his girlfriend's home was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole. In issuing the sentence for the murder of Detective Troy Lamont Chesley Sr., Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy Doory described Brandon Grimes as a "cruel and cowardly criminal" whom the citizens of Baltimore had "every reason to fear" for "every day of his adult life." Chesley's mother, Joyce, began sobbing on the stand, and a detective stepped in to finish reading her written remarks.
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April 7, 1994
An Anne Arundel County teacher indicted for allegedly mistreating a Glen Burnie special education student withdrew yesterday her request for a gag order to prohibit lawyers and witnesses from discussing the case and to seal the court record.Roland Walker, attorney for Susan Hope Pagano, said he asked Circuit Judge Robert H. Heller Jr. to defer the hearing he had requested for today because publicity about the case has died down and the order is no longer necessary.But Mr. Walker said he may ask again for a hearing if the case generates large amounts of publicity before trial.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 3, 2009
An Anne Arundel County judge found a Baltimore man guilty Friday of the rape and robbery of a 62-year-old woman who was attacked as she was ending her workday at a Brooklyn Park laundromat. Christopher Parr, 30, of the 4000 block of Barrington Road, had entered an insanity plea, claiming that he was not able to control his behavior in the July 19, 2006, assault at the Village Laundromat at 617 Church St. However, prosecutors said he understood exactly what he was doing when he entered the laundromat through the back door at 9:45 p.m. as the woman was locking up. In the laundromat, he tried to strangle her, raped her, demanded cash and complained that she had coins, and then stole her car. He then went home and put his hands on his mother's throat, according to police.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2010
A Baltimore County jury on Monday began considering the fate of Brian Maurice Savage, 22, accused of beating to death his girlfriend's 15-month-old baby last year. The jury retired to deliberate after hearing closing arguments from Savage's attorney, Roland Walker, and Assistant State's Attorney Karen Pilarski. Savage's trial began last Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. The defendant faces counts of first- and second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Cameron Justin Williams, who had been left in Savage's care on Nov. 1, 2009, while the boy's mother went to work.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | November 18, 2009
A Baltimore man with a history of psychiatric problems rambled for nearly an hour Wednesday about himself before an Anne Arundel County judge told him he was self-absorbed and sentenced him to life in prison for raping and robbing a 62-year-old woman as she was about to close the laundromat where she worked. "I just want an opportunity to get back out there ... and make contributions to the world. I can help the world," Christopher Parr, 31, told Judge William C. Mulford II, as he reminisced about trips to the beach, talked about wanting to build a recording studio a few years ago and asked about the judge's personal life.
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By LIZ F. KAY and LIZ F. KAY,SUN REPORTER | July 22, 2006
A U.S. District Court judge issued an emergency temporary restraining order yesterday to prevent two Carroll County livestock farmers from slaughtering animals and selling them to the public. Carroll Schisler Sr., 60, and his son, Carroll Schisler Jr., 34, face federal charges for operating a slaughterhouse without a license as well as animal cruelty charges in the county. The 112-acre Marston farm, outside New Windsor, has been under quarantine since early spring, after a pig was found to have trichinosis.
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April 5, 1994
The lawyer for a teacher indicted for allegedly mistreating a Glen Burnie special education student has asked an Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge to seal the court records and prohibit lawyers or witnesses in the case from discussing it.Roland Walker, the lawyer for Susan Hope Pagano, said yesterday the gag order he requested Friday may be necessary to prevent pretrial publicity that would make a fair trial impossible.Circuit Judge Robert H. Heller Jr. has scheduled a hearing for Thursday afternoon to consider the request.
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