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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
At first, it looked like a bundle of clothing, tossed into the woods next to a Virginia highway and partly obscured by leaves and branches. But as she got closer, Susan Schroeder had no doubt as to what she was seeing. "It was a body," said Schroeder, an animal-control officer with the Stafford County sheriff's office, as she testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Frederick A. Christian, a 31-year-old used-car salesman who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Cockeysville in 2009.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2011
"Lies, lies, lies!" the prosecutor exclaimed. "They'll catch up to you in the end. " With that proclamation, Baltimore County Assistant State's Attorney Rachel E. Karceski launched into her closing statement Friday in the murder trial of a 31-year-old used-car salesman accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in November 2009 and dumping her body near a highway in Virginia. "The defendant's story just doesn't add up," Karceski went on, reciting a litany of assertions and explanations by Frederick A. Christian both before his arrest and during his trial this week, when he took the witness stand.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2005
A 10-year-old girl who disappeared along with her uncle from her North Baltimore home was found unharmed yesterday in Virginia after authorities broadcast an Amber Alert message along the East Coast, city police said. The girl's uncle, 27-year-old Mark Cottman, was arrested by police in Stafford County, Va., after four motorists reported seeing a car that matched the alert heading north on Interstate 95, authorities said. The parents of Dejavu Cottman called police yesterday morning after they discovered at 8 a.m. that she and her uncle had left the house in the 700 block of Radnor Ave. They had seen the girl in bed at 2 a.m., city police said.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2011
At first, it looked like a bundle of clothing, tossed into the woods next to a Virginia highway and partly obscured by leaves and branches. But as she got closer, Susan Schroeder had no doubt as to what she was seeing. "It was a body," said Schroeder, an animal-control officer with the Stafford County sheriff's office, as she testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Frederick A. Christian, a 31-year-old used-car salesman who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Cockeysville in 2009.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2011
"Lies, lies, lies!" the prosecutor exclaimed. "They'll catch up to you in the end. " With that proclamation, Baltimore County Assistant State's Attorney Rachel E. Karceski launched into her closing statement Friday in the murder trial of a 31-year-old used-car salesman accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in November 2009 and dumping her body near a highway in Virginia. "The defendant's story just doesn't add up," Karceski went on, reciting a litany of assertions and explanations by Frederick A. Christian both before his arrest and during his trial this week, when he took the witness stand.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | March 16, 2010
A Baltimore man has been charged in the shooting death of a Timonium woman whose body was found two weeks ago in Virginia. The body of 23-year-old Jerryell Myesha Foster of the first block of Hazy Morn Court was found March 2 off an interchange between Interstate 95 and Virginia State Road 610 in Stafford County. She had been missing since Nov. 25, 2009; a relative contacted police after she failed to appear at a family Thanksgiving dinner. An autopsy revealed that Foster died of gunshot wounds, and the case was ruled a homicide.
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June 17, 2003
MARGARET PAGE MORDECAI O'NEILL, 58, died on June 13 at her home in Falmouth, VA. Page was born in Baltimore, MD on February 8, 1945, the daughter of George Patterson Mordecai, Jr. and Margaret Page Casey Mordecai, both late of Baltimore. She attended the University of Maryland and later graduated from both art and business colleges. In 1968, she married James George O'Neill, III, her husband of 35 years. Page operated a calligraphy studio and held numerous educational and administrative positions in the Stafford County, VA School System.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
Most fighters with recognizable talent and big ambitions can look back on a particular match as a defining moment in their professional careers.Such was the case for youthful Virginia heavyweight Jason Waller (20-3-1, 14 KOs), who battles Joel Humm (16-6, 11 KOs) of Pittsburgh in the main event at Martin's West tonight.For Waller, 22, the turning point came in Baltimore last November in a rematch against Scott Jones, whom he had decisioned a year earlier.This time, Jones, using his superior quickness against an overweight Waller, piled up a convincing lead in the first seven rounds.
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November 7, 2007
Herman Allan Blizzard, a former Kent County sheriff and longtime Worton resident, died of cancer Monday at Chester River Manor nursing home in Chestertown. He was 81. Mr. Blizzard was born in Gransonville and attended public schools in Centreville. He left school in the ninth grade and went to work on local farms. "I remember him telling me he worked for 50 cents a day plowing fields with teams of mules at Bennett Point in Queen Anne's County," said a son, Joseph A. Blizzard of Worton.
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February 14, 2008
Man charged in child porn case A Baltimore County man has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography after state police said they intercepted his attempts to download sexual images on the Internet. Shawn J. Eisenstein, 21, of the first block of Strongwood Road in Owings Mills could get up to 40 years in prison if convicted. Police said he was charged with three counts of distributing child pornography and 10 counts of possessing child pornography. The investigation was conducted by the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2005
A 10-year-old girl who disappeared along with her uncle from her North Baltimore home was found unharmed yesterday in Virginia after authorities broadcast an Amber Alert message along the East Coast, city police said. The girl's uncle, 27-year-old Mark Cottman, was arrested by police in Stafford County, Va., after four motorists reported seeing a car that matched the alert heading north on Interstate 95, authorities said. The parents of Dejavu Cottman called police yesterday morning after they discovered at 8 a.m. that she and her uncle had left the house in the 700 block of Radnor Ave. They had seen the girl in bed at 2 a.m., city police said.
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By Kiran Krishnamurthy and Kiran Krishnamurthy,RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH | September 30, 2002
STAFFORD, Va. - Slaves and free men toiled long days on a small island on Aquia Creek, quarrying the sandstone that was used to build the White House and the Capitol. More than 200 years later, Stafford County officials hope to open Government Island to the public, showcasing the place from which, quite literally, the foundations of government were hewn. "I'm just delighted it's come into its own and is being saved," said Jane Henderson Conner, a retired Stafford teacher who has led the effort to preserve the island.
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