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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
There was little reason to suspect that something terrible - the withering abuse and neglect of a child - was happening behind the walls of the Griffin family's rented brick townhouse in Rodgers Forge. John Griffin, a graduate of private schools in Baltimore, had a job as a computer engineer that paid well. He and his wife, Susan, and their five children were all covered by health insurance. She had worked in a medical office before becoming a full-time mother. He jogged with friends. But the family was unraveling, distracted and consumed with internal warfare.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
There was little reason to suspect that something terrible - the withering abuse and neglect of a child - was happening behind the walls of the Griffin family's rented brick townhouse in Rodgers Forge. John Griffin, a graduate of private schools in Baltimore, had a job as a computer engineer that paid well. He and his wife, Susan, and their five children were all covered by health insurance. She had worked in a medical office before becoming a full-time mother. He jogged with friends. But the family was unraveling, distracted and consumed with internal warfare.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
A Towson couple charged with child abuse late last year in the death of their 2-year-old son were indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Murder charges were filed against John J. Griffin and Susan Griffin of Rodgers Forge after a state medical examiner determined that the toddler died of starvation, said Baltimore County prosecutor Robin S. Coffin. The couple's son, Andrew Patrick Griffin, weighed about 13 pounds - roughly the weight of a typical 3-month-old - when he died Dec. 26 at St. Joseph Medical Center.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 24, 2009
As the pathologist checked the list of injuries in his autopsy report of a Rodgers Forge toddler, he kept repeating the same phrase: blunt-force trauma. He must have said it 15 times. Zabiullah Ali, who performed the autopsy of Andrew Griffin on Dec. 27, 2007, the day after the child was pronounced dead in a Towson hospital, testified in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday that Andrew showed signs of trauma throughout his body - bruises, lacerations and abrasions, some months old and "too many to count."
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 20, 2009
Andrew Griffin looked a little skinny, but was otherwise normal. Or maybe he wasn't. His mother couldn't be sure. In a videotaped conversation at Baltimore County police headquarters hours after her young son was declared dead in 2007, Susan J. Griffin veered from certainty to indecision when describing Andrew's condition in the weeks before his death. Her comments were aired yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court on the third day of a trial in which Griffin and her husband, John, both 39, of Rodgers Forge, are accused of first-degree murder and child abuse.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
A Baltimore County judge is considering tossing out evidence seized by police in the search of the Rodgers Forge home of a couple charged with murder in the starvation death of their 2-year-old son. Attorneys for John J. Griffin and Susan J. Griffin argued yesterday that prosecutors should be prohibited from introducing the evidence at trial - including blood and several years' worth of e-mails - because the search warrant was written so broadly that...
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,jennifer.mcmenamin@baltsun.com | September 12, 2008
A Baltimore County judge hearing the case of the Rodgers Forge couple charged with murder in the starvation death of their 2-year-old son ruled yesterday that a police search warrant for the family's home was valid. Defense attorneys for John J. Griffin and Susan J. Griffin had argued that the warrant was so vague as to be unconstitutional, particularly in giving police authority to search for "any and all bloody clothing, any and all bloody items, any and all items that may lead to motive and any and all items that could reveal evidence of negligence."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | February 21, 2009
Had Andrew Patrick Griffin been taken to the hospital even a few hours earlier, doctors could likely have saved his life, a pediatrics expert testified yesterday at the Baltimore County murder trial of the toddler's parents. Doctors are able to "re-feed" children in Andrew's emaciated state and within hours to a few days stabilize their condition, said Dr. Allen R. Walker, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and head of the hospital's child-protection team.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Julie Scharper and Laura Barnhardt and Julie Scharper,Sun reporters | December 29, 2007
When he died this week, 2-year-old Andrew Patrick Griffin weighed about 13 pounds, roughly the same as the typical 3-month-old. His body was covered with bruises and abrasions, and he appeared malnourished and dehydrated, according to investigators. His parents, a Towson couple with four other children, have been arrested and charged with child abuse in connection with the toddler's death, Baltimore County police said yesterday, describing the case as one that bears the signs of protracted neglect.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 24, 2009
As the pathologist checked the list of injuries in his autopsy report of a Rodgers Forge toddler, he kept repeating the same phrase: blunt-force trauma. He must have said it 15 times. Zabiullah Ali, who performed the autopsy of Andrew Griffin on Dec. 27, 2007, the day after the child was pronounced dead in a Towson hospital, testified in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday that Andrew showed signs of trauma throughout his body - bruises, lacerations and abrasions, some months old and "too many to count."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | February 21, 2009
Had Andrew Patrick Griffin been taken to the hospital even a few hours earlier, doctors could likely have saved his life, a pediatrics expert testified yesterday at the Baltimore County murder trial of the toddler's parents. Doctors are able to "re-feed" children in Andrew's emaciated state and within hours to a few days stabilize their condition, said Dr. Allen R. Walker, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and head of the hospital's child-protection team.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | February 20, 2009
Andrew Griffin looked a little skinny, but was otherwise normal. Or maybe he wasn't. His mother couldn't be sure. In a videotaped conversation at Baltimore County police headquarters hours after her young son was declared dead in 2007, Susan J. Griffin veered from certainty to indecision when describing Andrew's condition in the weeks before his death. Her comments were aired yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court on the third day of a trial in which Griffin and her husband, John, both 39, of Rodgers Forge, are accused of first-degree murder and child abuse.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,jennifer.mcmenamin@baltsun.com | September 12, 2008
A Baltimore County judge hearing the case of the Rodgers Forge couple charged with murder in the starvation death of their 2-year-old son ruled yesterday that a police search warrant for the family's home was valid. Defense attorneys for John J. Griffin and Susan J. Griffin had argued that the warrant was so vague as to be unconstitutional, particularly in giving police authority to search for "any and all bloody clothing, any and all bloody items, any and all items that may lead to motive and any and all items that could reveal evidence of negligence."
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
A Baltimore County judge is considering tossing out evidence seized by police in the search of the Rodgers Forge home of a couple charged with murder in the starvation death of their 2-year-old son. Attorneys for John J. Griffin and Susan J. Griffin argued yesterday that prosecutors should be prohibited from introducing the evidence at trial - including blood and several years' worth of e-mails - because the search warrant was written so broadly that...
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,Sun reporter | April 15, 2008
A Towson couple charged with child abuse late last year in the death of their 2-year-old son were indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Murder charges were filed against John J. Griffin and Susan Griffin of Rodgers Forge after a state medical examiner determined that the toddler died of starvation, said Baltimore County prosecutor Robin S. Coffin. The couple's son, Andrew Patrick Griffin, weighed about 13 pounds - roughly the weight of a typical 3-month-old - when he died Dec. 26 at St. Joseph Medical Center.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Julie Scharper and Laura Barnhardt and Julie Scharper,Sun reporters | December 29, 2007
When he died this week, 2-year-old Andrew Patrick Griffin weighed about 13 pounds, roughly the same as the typical 3-month-old. His body was covered with bruises and abrasions, and he appeared malnourished and dehydrated, according to investigators. His parents, a Towson couple with four other children, have been arrested and charged with child abuse in connection with the toddler's death, Baltimore County police said yesterday, describing the case as one that bears the signs of protracted neglect.
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April 24, 1995
The YWCA on North Langely Road is sponsoring a lecture, "Breast Cancer and Mammography," by Susan Griffin of North Arundel Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.The event is free, but registration is required. Call 768-2500.Seminar examines myths and facts of MedicareHarbor Hospital Center is conducting one in a series of "Healthy Aging" seminars at 10 a.m. Thursday. It is titled "Myths and Facts About Medicare."The event is free.Information: 347-2563.
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May 21, 2007
On May 18, 2007, JOAN AGNES DAUGHERTY, of Forest Hill; beloved wife of Robert Edward Daugherty; loving mother of Michael Daugherty and wife Julie, Susan Griffin and husband John; cherished grandmother of Joshua, Kaitlyn, Douglas, Thomas, Andrew and Lindsey. Family and friends will honor Joan's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 3 Newport Drive (Rts 23&24-Forest Hill) on Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
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