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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | March 9, 1993
A Glen Burnie man who killed his wife just three weeks after their wedding was sentenced to 20 years in prison, a decision that enraged the victim's family.Clarence Pritchett III, 43, was sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of Maizella Pritchett, 48, who was found strangled and beaten at her home Sept. 30, 1991.Judge Bruce C. Williams also agreed to recommend that Pritchett serve his sentence at the Patuxent Institution, a mental institution. With time off for good behavior, Pritchett could be paroled in 10 years.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1995
Severn E. "Buck" Lanier, who packed experiences ranging from barge pilot to Navy underwater demolition team member to Baltimore County assistant state's attorney into 72 years of life, died Thursday of a heart attack at the Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Mr. Lanier, an Ellicott City resident, was an assistant Baltimore County state's attorney from 1969 to 1976, working with State's Attorney Samuel A. Green Jr. Mr. Lanier was in private practice in Dundalk for nearly 20 years.
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October 23, 1994
The two candidates for Anne Arundel County state's attorney were at The Sun newsroom in Pasadena on Oct. 10 to debate. Incumbent Democrat Frank Weathersbee and Republican John Greiber were questioned by three Sun reporters for more than an hour. What follows is an edited transcript of that exchange.Mr. Weathersbee, does it harm prosecutions for assistant state's attorneys to engage in part-time private practice?Weathersbee: No, I don't think so. In a majority of the offices throughout the state, part-time practice is allowed.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | May 16, 2007
Facing criticism over his salary, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said he plans to meet with state lawmakers to discuss possible changes to the law that determines how much he is paid. Shellenberger, a Democrat who took office in January, is scheduled to make about $190,000 this year - slightly more than the final salary of his predecessor, Sandra A. O'Connor. At issue is whether Shellenberger's pay should be calculated based on how much O'Connor earned after three decades in office, or whether he should be paid the lower amount that Circuit Court judges make - as some interpret state law. The law ties the state's attorney's pay to the judges' salaries, plus 5 percent annual increases.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1995
Two prosecutors from the state's attorney's office and two attorneys with private practices in Bel Air have been recommended to the governor for a Harford County Circuit Court judgeship.The recommendations were made by the Harford Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, which interviewed 23 applicants last week for the new fifth Circuit Court judgeship.The nominees sent to Gov. Parris N. Glendening are:* Diana Andrea Brooks, an assistant state's attorney from Thomas Run, north of Churchville.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1996
Jean Stovall Anderson, who during her 30-year career as a receptionist in the Baltimore City state's attorney's office became a trusted friend of judges, lawyers and crime victims, died Thursday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 71.Mrs. Anderson was the first black female to work in the Baltimore state's attorney's office, according to Judge Charles E. Moylan of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, who as the city's top prosecutor hired her in 1966.At the time of her death, she was assigned to the victims' services unit.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2002
Four years ago, Carroll County State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes ran unopposed for re-election. This year, he has a challenger - and he seems downright happy about it. "I think competition is very healthy," said Barnes, a Republican seeking his third term as Carroll's top prosecutor. "It gives you an opportunity and forum to talk about the successes of the office over the past eight years." On that topic, Barnes is quick to gesture toward office walls covered with commendations, and he is eager to talk about his efforts, such as fighting domestic violence, child abuse and drugs; supporting victims' rights and increased use of mediation to divert small matters from the court docket.
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By M. Dion Thompson | September 15, 1990
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge yesterday postponed 13 juvenile cases scheduled for Monday because the city state's attorney's office said it does not have enough prosecutors in its juvenile division to handle its caseload.However, at the end of a special hearing yesterday, Judge David B. Mitchell refused to postpone seven other cases.In the cases he did delay, the judge gave 30-day postponements instead of the six weeks prosecutors had requested."These children's rights will not be abridged by the momentary fiscal difficulties of any government entity," said Judge Mitchell, who is in charge of the juvenile court.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2005
The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty in the case of a twice-convicted killer charged with strangling a fellow inmate on a prison bus as it traveled from Hagerstown to Baltimore last month. Kevin G. Johns Jr., 22, was indicted yesterday by a Baltimore County grand jury on a single count of first-degree murder in the death of Philip E. Parker Jr., 20, on Feb. 2, the state's attorney's office announced. Stephen Bailey, the deputy state's attorney, said last night that the office would seek "a sentence of death."
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | March 28, 1991
With one vacancy on the county's District Court bench still unfilled, Judge Robert N. Lucke is creating another opening by retiring.But the vacancy created when Judge Thomas J. Curley retired two months ago likely will be filled before Lucke's retirement becomes effective May 3, the governor's appointments secretary said yesterday.The seven finalists for Curley's position had been scheduled to be interviewed yesterday by Gov. William Donald Schaefer, said Robert A. Pascal. The appointments secretary added the governor will likely announce his choice, which is subject to state Senate confirmation, by the end of this week or, at the latest, sometime next week.
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