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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
A 19-year-old honors student convicted of strangling his girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave because she broke up with him was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court yesterday to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Adnan Masud Syed maintained his innocence at his sentencing on first-degree murder and kidnapping convictions, even as his attorney asked Judge Wanda K. Heard for mercy when punishing Syed because the killing was "a crime of passion." "He made a bad decision," Syed's attorney, Charles H. Dorsey III, told Heard.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating how an image that appears to be a murder victim's wrapped body was posted to the Facebook page of the accused killer - while he was behind bars. The image posted to the Facebook page of 28-year-old Jermaine Jackson around 4 p.m. Monday shows a large object on a basement floor wrapped in a sheet and plastic. That's how police said the body of his boyfriend Andre Nicholas, also 28, had been found by officers after Jackson allegedly confessed to his mother that he had stabbed Nicholas.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
A man who was shot in 1997 died earlier this year from his injuries and will be counted as a homicide victim this year, while police identified a man fatally shot to death in East Baltimore this week.  Police say Leslie Johnson, 36, died January 30 at Mercy Hospital from complications from injuries from a shooting on April 14, 1997 in South Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood. The shooting occurred in the 800 block of Jack St.; here's the account from The Sun at the time: "Southern District      Shooting: A man armed with a shotgun shot another man in the back and a leg in the  800  block of  Jack   St . yesterday.
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October 10, 2014
Several weeks ago I, and other women voters in Howard County received four glossy mailers attacking Allan Kittleman, the Republican candidate for county executive. The mailers were distributed by Mr. Kittleman's opponent, Democrat Courtney Watson, and her political allies. The allegations they contain are shocking and misleading. The truth is Mr. Kittleman never "called for arming teachers and principals. " A 2006 newspaper article mistakenly attributed that statement to him. The Watson team has admitted its error but has not sent out a retraction.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Police have identified the a victim shot to death early Tuesday in Southeast Baltimore. David Ferguson, 29, was killed in the 3700 block of E. Pratt Street, police say. Officers had found him shot in the back. He died at an area hospital. Police also found a second man shot with non-life-threatening injuries. Homicide detectives have no suspects. Ferguson's last known address was in the 1500 block of Abbotston St. Investigators asked anyone with information to call 410-396-2100.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2010
The woman who was pronounced dead after a fire in East Baltimore Sunday night has been identified as Barbara Lee Crawley, a fire department spokesman said. Her age remains unknown, said the spokesman, Chief Kevin Cartwright. Crawley was unconscious when she was pulled from the house in the 1600 block of E. Lafayette Street in the Oliver neighborhood. She was later pronounced dead by medics, but it was unclear whether she died as a result of the fire. The fire remains under investigation, Cartwright said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
Baltimore police have identified a man who was found shot early Tuesday morning in East Baltimore. An officer had found Vance Williams, 19, of the 1600 block of W. Preston Street E. Hoffman and N. Caroline streets in the Oliver neighborhood at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. Medics pronounced him dead at 2:53 a.m. The medical examiner's office is performing an autopsy, according to police. Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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March 25, 2011
Shame on The Sun for its recent article on a victim, Tyrone Brown, the ex-Marine who served his country and received a honorable discharge ("Haunted by violence," March 23). The reporter twisted the story to make him seem like the shooter. He was unarmed when he was assassinated by off-duty Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji Tshamba. Mr. Brown's story didn't need to be placed on the front page. The question remains how many more loose cannons are there in the city's police department?
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By Peter Hermann | June 14, 2012
The mother of a 22-year-old woman who was raped outside a house in North Baltimore early Saturday called with additional details of the horrific attack. Some information was incomplete in the initial police report. The woman had left Mad River Bar on South Charles Street in Federal Hill but told police she had blacked out and couldn't recall anything until she was attacked in the Lake Evesham neighborhood nearly seven miles away. The victim's mother, whom we are not identifying to shield the name of the young woman, said her daughter worked at Mad River, and had not been out drinking with friends, as the first report seemed to suggest.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2010
Baltimore County police identified the woman who died in a Dundalk fire Sunday morning as 57-year-old JoAnn Julian, and investigators said it began because she was smoking in bed. The blaze, which occurred about 6:30 a.m. at Julian's house in the 2900 block of Yorkway, started in the basement, where crews found Julian unconscious. She was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she later died. Investigators said Julian accidentally ignited bedding materials while smoking.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Baltimore County police continue to search for a 24-year-old man who they believe shot his girlfriend's ex-husband with a BB gun at Hereford High School in Parkton Wednesday night. Police on Thursday morning said they have an arrest warrant for the suspect, Ernesto Alexander Piche, of the 19900 block of Gunpowder Road in Manchester. The victim had gone to the school to see his son, where he and Piche got into an argument in the parking lot next to some athletic fields, police said.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The woman found stabbed to death this week in Fells Point was a popular and longtime waitress at an upscale Italian restaurant. Baltimore police released the identities of three homicide victims including Claudia Parodi, 40, who officers found Monday night with multiple stab wounds to her chest and arms. She was killed in her home in the 700 block of S. Bond St., about two blocks from the Fells Point waterfront. Police had been called by a co-worker who hadn't heard from Parodi for several days.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
A 23-year-old Halethorpe man was stabbed outside a Brooklyn Park 7-Eleven store early Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County police said Monday. Police said the victim got into a fight with the suspect inside the convenience store on Ritchie Highway, shortly before 2:30 a.m. The fight became physical outside the store and the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim told police the suspect then fled toward Church Street with a white male and white female. The victim sustained a minor stab wound to the upper part of his body, as well as a laceration to an extremity, and was treated at Harbor Hospital.
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By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Baltimore County man dead Sunday night. Emergency responders were called to the 4800 block of Benson Avenue in the Violetville area of Halethorpe about 7:50 p.m. and learned that Timothy Wayne Harris, 53, was traveling north in a Honda motorcycle when the vehicle went off the road and into a wooded area. Harris was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The county police's crash team continues to investigate.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
A woman was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore, city police said. Police identified the victim Monday as 24-year-old Jaleesa Brooks. Police said she was shot about 2:30 p.m. near her home in the 5000 block of Raintree Way in the city's Parkside section. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she died about an hour later. Police did not provide additional information. Detectives ask anyone with information about the case to call 410-396-2100. timswift@baltsun.com
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
A man shot last month in East Baltimore died of his injuries this week, Baltimore police said Baltimore police identified the victim as Kevin Kelly, 27, of East Baltimore. He was shot last Sunday afternoon in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St. in the Broadway East neighborhood. There have been 165 homicides reported by Baltimore police so far this year. Police released no details on a possible motive, suspects, or circumstances of the crime and anyone with information regarding this incident call 410-396-2100.
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By Peter Hermann | June 26, 2012
The funeral for the man who was killed in Harford County, and had his organs eaten, has been scheduled for July 7 in Ghana, according to his sister's Facebook page . Still, little is known about the victim,Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. I have been trying to reach the sister, Gloria Boahemaa Asante, for several weeks. She accepted a friend request on Facebook but has only corresponded briefly, and has not responded for an interview. An Associated Press reporter reached her a few weeks ago, but beyond brief comments, Asante has said little.
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By Sean Welsh and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Howard County police arrested a 40-year-old man on Friday they said shot another man in a Columbia parking lot Thursday night. Conrad Louis Simpson, 40, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun to commit a felony, and reckless endangerment, police said. Officers responded at 9:48 p.m. to the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road for a report of a shooting victim. The victim, who police identified as Darnell Rasheen Furby, 21, of Columbia, is in fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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