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March 29, 1994
A file photo of Terrence Johnson in yesterday's editions of The Sun should have been credited to the Prince George's Journal.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1997
The older brother of convicted police killer Terrence Johnson was sentenced to 20 years yesterday for his role in their botched February robbery of an Aberdeen bank.Darryl B. Johnson, 36, of South Baltimore had pleaded guilty to robbery, first-degree assault and a handgun violation for the holdup in which the younger Johnson killed himself with a gunshot to the head after police surrounded the pair.At yesterday's hearing, victims, relatives and Johnson spoke emotionally about the aftermath of the robbery at a NationsBank branch in Beards Hill Plaza.
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By PETER A. JAY | March 31, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- It isn't hard to feel sorry for Terrence LTC Johnson, now being portrayed as Maryland's political prisoner of the moment. But in this case a little compassion goes a long way.In June, 1978, when he was 15 years old, Terrence Johnson shot and killed two Prince George's County police officers. That is not in dispute. He's been in jail ever since, and now wants to get out. A hearing on a petition he's filed, hoping to force his release, is scheduled for today before Judge Warren B. Duckett Jr. of the Anne Arundel County circuit court.
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By Harry S. Johnson | March 16, 1997
TWO RECENT EVENTS have caused me to contemplate how absurdly diverse events can ultimately be reduced to common features.On Feb. 27, Baltimore police Sgt. Stephen R. Pagotto, 40, was sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment for the shooting death of Preston Barnes.On the same day, in Harford County, the troubled and troubling life and times of Terrence Johnson, 34, came to an end by his own hand, after a botched bank robbery. In each instance, mothers are left to cry, and friends left to ask, why?
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By Peter A. Jay | March 6, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Some cheering was reported in Prince George's County police circles last week when the news of Terrence Johnson's death arrived, and who can wonder why?Terrence Johnson was a cop-killer who had been twice saved from the full consequences of his actions. He was saved first by his youth, next by his intelligence and charm. A factor each time was the patronizing idea so pervasive in the courts of our day that because he was black, he deserved leniency and assorted second chances.
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By Harry S. Johnson | March 16, 1997
TWO RECENT EVENTS have caused me to contemplate how absurdly diverse events can ultimately be reduced to common features.On Feb. 27, Baltimore police Sgt. Stephen R. Pagotto, 40, was sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment for the shooting death of Preston Barnes.On the same day, in Harford County, the troubled and troubling life and times of Terrence Johnson, 34, came to an end by his own hand, after a botched bank robbery. In each instance, mothers are left to cry, and friends left to ask, why?
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March 31, 1994
What purpose is served by keeping Terrence Johnson behind bars for another four years? That question begs an answer as an Anne Arundel judge decides whether to grant Johnson what parole boards have refused: his freedom.Johnson was only 15 when he was convicted after killing two Prince George's policemen in a police station interrogation room. He claims he acted in self-defense after being brutalized by members of a force that had a reputation for hostility toward minorities, but there is no way to know what really happened.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1997
The older brother of convicted police killer Terrence Johnson was sentenced to 20 years yesterday for his role in their botched February robbery of an Aberdeen bank.Darryl B. Johnson, 36, of South Baltimore had pleaded guilty to robbery, first-degree assault and a handgun violation for the holdup in which the younger Johnson killed himself with a gunshot to the head after police surrounded the pair.At yesterday's hearing, victims, relatives and Johnson spoke emotionally about the aftermath of the robbery at a NationsBank branch in Beards Hill Plaza.
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March 6, 1997
ONE MUST BE WARY of reading too much into the death of Terrence Johnson.The mysterious circumstances of the crime that defined his life -- the fatal shooting of two Prince George's County policemen in 1978 -- did not become clearer when he put a gun to his head last week, apparently after robbing an Aberdeen bank. Johnson, who was just 15 when he shot the officers in an interrogation room, always claimed he had acted in self-defense after being beaten by members of a force with a penchant for racial hostility.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Jay Apperson and Robert A. Erlandson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF News researcher Jean Packard and staff writers Candus Thomson, John Rivera, Peter Hermann, Melody Simmons and Ellen Gamerman contributed to this article | February 28, 1997
Terrence G. Johnson, paroled amid controversy in 1995 after serving nearly 17 years in the slayings of two Prince George's County police officers, shot himself to death yesterday moments after robbing an Aberdeen bank with his brother, police said.The shooting, which came as police closed in near the NationsBank branch at Beards Hill Plaza, shocked those who knew Johnson as a model former prisoner. And it brought tears at the University of the District of Columbia law school, where, until recently, he had been a second-year student.
NEWS
March 6, 1997
ONE MUST BE WARY of reading too much into the death of Terrence Johnson.The mysterious circumstances of the crime that defined his life -- the fatal shooting of two Prince George's County policemen in 1978 -- did not become clearer when he put a gun to his head last week, apparently after robbing an Aberdeen bank. Johnson, who was just 15 when he shot the officers in an interrogation room, always claimed he had acted in self-defense after being beaten by members of a force with a penchant for racial hostility.
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By Peter A. Jay | March 6, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Some cheering was reported in Prince George's County police circles last week when the news of Terrence Johnson's death arrived, and who can wonder why?Terrence Johnson was a cop-killer who had been twice saved from the full consequences of his actions. He was saved first by his youth, next by his intelligence and charm. A factor each time was the patronizing idea so pervasive in the courts of our day that because he was black, he deserved leniency and assorted second chances.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Jay Apperson and Robert A. Erlandson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF News researcher Jean Packard and staff writers Candus Thomson, John Rivera, Peter Hermann, Melody Simmons and Ellen Gamerman contributed to this article | February 28, 1997
Terrence G. Johnson, paroled amid controversy in 1995 after serving nearly 17 years in the slayings of two Prince George's County police officers, shot himself to death yesterday moments after robbing an Aberdeen bank with his brother, police said.The shooting, which came as police closed in near the NationsBank branch at Beards Hill Plaza, shocked those who knew Johnson as a model former prisoner. And it brought tears at the University of the District of Columbia law school, where, until recently, he had been a second-year student.
NEWS
March 31, 1994
What purpose is served by keeping Terrence Johnson behind bars for another four years? That question begs an answer as an Anne Arundel judge decides whether to grant Johnson what parole boards have refused: his freedom.Johnson was only 15 when he was convicted after killing two Prince George's policemen in a police station interrogation room. He claims he acted in self-defense after being brutalized by members of a force that had a reputation for hostility toward minorities, but there is no way to know what really happened.
NEWS
By PETER A. JAY | March 31, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- It isn't hard to feel sorry for Terrence LTC Johnson, now being portrayed as Maryland's political prisoner of the moment. But in this case a little compassion goes a long way.In June, 1978, when he was 15 years old, Terrence Johnson shot and killed two Prince George's County police officers. That is not in dispute. He's been in jail ever since, and now wants to get out. A hearing on a petition he's filed, hoping to force his release, is scheduled for today before Judge Warren B. Duckett Jr. of the Anne Arundel County circuit court.
NEWS
March 29, 1994
A file photo of Terrence Johnson in yesterday's editions of The Sun should have been credited to the Prince George's Journal.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1997
The older brother of convicted police killer Terrence Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday in Harford County Circuit Court to a February armed robbery he told investigators his brother masterminded before killing himself to avoid going back to prison.Darryl B. Johnson, 36, avoided a possible 115-year sentence by pleading guilty to one count each of robbery, first-degree assault and a handgun violation in return for prosecutors recommending a 50-year sentence with 20 years suspended.Prosecutors entered into evidence a transcript of a police interview with Johnson in which he said his brother told him how to dress for the robbery Feb. 27 and supplied the gun and 8-inch knife used in the attempt.
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