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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
Prosecutor Martha Ann Sitterding has resigned as deputy state's attorney for Carroll County, effective Aug. 1, to join her husband's growing private law practice in Westminster, she said yesterday.The transition from prosecuting attorney to defense attorney should not be difficult, she said."As a prosecutor, you ask yourself, 'What do I have here, and what does it tell me?' As a defense attorney, you ask, "What's here, and what's the matter with it?' "Sitterding joined the state's attorney's office 18 months ago after 13 years specializing in sexual offense cases with the Public Defender's Office of Carroll County.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
ANNAPOLIS -- Carroll lawmakers voted yesterday to give the county commissioners a $2,500 annual raise and the state's attorney a $10,000 raise -- larger increases than the legislators had agreed on two weeks ago."Everyone has the right to change his mind," said Del. Richard C. Matthews, R-District 5A, the delegation chairman.The delegation, except for Del. Lawrence A. LaMotte, a Democrat who also represents part of Baltimore County, met to discuss salaries and other issues at the House Office Building.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2002
The on-again, off-again public spat between Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy is on again, prompted by a blistering letter Jessamy sent to Esquire magazine deriding its laudatory article about O'Malley. Jessamy's two-page letter, sent to Esquire on Friday, is in response to an article in the magazine's "Best and Brightest" issue dubbing O'Malley "the best young mayor in America." The issue hit the newsstands last week. The magazine piece says O'Malley is dashing, frenetic and constructively explosive, while it says Jessamy "embodies the old-line culture of excuses."
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 30, 2006
One week after his bid for lieutenant governor ended, Stuart O. Simms announced his candidacy for attorney general yesterday, amid questions about whether he will fully benefit from funds that he and former running mate Douglas M. Duncan raised. Jody Couser, previously spokeswoman for the Duncan-Simms ticket who now speaks for Simms alone, said the campaign's attorney had determined that it was legal to transfer money in Duncan's coffers to the Simms campaign, but the exact amount was still unclear.
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 1, 2006
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $14 million lawsuit accusing city and state leaders of failing to protect the Dawson family from the 2002 firebombing that killed the couple and their five children. Judge M. Brooke Murdock struck down an argument from survivors that the city created danger by soliciting participation through its "Believe" campaign and by encouraging residents to report criminal activity to police. The judge ruled that the advertisements were directed at all Baltimore residents and not to the Dawsons specifically.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2005
Edwin H. W. Harlan Jr., a retired Harford County District Court judge and former state's attorney, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 84. Born and raised in Bel Air, Judge Harlan had descended from a Harford County family involved in the law. His father was a Bel Air attorney and his grandfather had been a Harford County judge. After graduating in 1940 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., he enrolled at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he completed his freshman year before enlisting in the Army in 1942.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
An influential committee of judges, attorneys and court officials decided yesterday to reopen the knotty issue of who should be able to charge suspects with murder -- the police or the state's attorney. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council voted to assess whether shifting charging authority from police to prosecutors would improve the success rate of homicide investigations in the city. An analysis by The Sun published last week shows that seven out of 10 homicides are unsolved, unpunished or result in a light sentence.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 13, 2009
Six lawyers, two of them career criminal prosecutors and one a former judge who lost a previous election, will be considered to replace a judge who retired last summer from the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court bench. Sixteen people applied, and the Judicial Nominating Commission for the county winnowed the applicants down last week. Gov. Martin O'Malley must appoint someone from the panel's list, though he can also reopen the process to generate a new list. Whoever is appointed will have a short time on the job before needing to win election next year to keep it, provided the appointment is made before the filing deadline in July for November's election.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2003
Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said yesterday that his office is considering criminal charges against the parents of a 4-year-old boy who fatally shot his 5-year-old sister with a semiautomatic handgun, even as the family mourns the girl's death. "We understand the family must be grieving and, yes, that's something we consider," Ivey said in an interview. "At the same time, we've got some legal obligations. Parental accountability is a point of emphasis for us, especially when it comes to making sure kids don't get their hands on loaded weapons."
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1997
A headline and article about the resignation of Assistant State's Attorney Sang Oh in the Howard County edition of The Sun on Thursday contained inaccurate information. Oh is the ninth prosecutor to leave since February 1996.The Sun regrets the error.Assistant State's Attorney Sang Oh has resigned from the county prosecutor's office to run his family's Ellicott City business.Oh is the ninth prosecutor to resign from the office since February. There are 22 prosecutor positions in the circuit and district courts.
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