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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
An inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for the stabbing death of a fellow inmate during an argument in June.Eugene James Taylor, 27, will serve the sentence in addition to a 10-year term he has been serving for robbery with a deadly weapon since 1990.Taylor pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in January for stabbing Freddie Herbert Jr. with a "shank," a type of homemade knife, during a fight in the institution's dormitory June 10, 1992.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
Jurors are set to resume deliberations Wednesday in the case of a New Jersey police officer accused of shooting a man to death last summer on the side of a Millersville highway. Joseph Lamont Walker, 41, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Joseph Dale Harvey Jr. on Route 3. Walker was driving home from a birthday party for a nephew last June when his car drifted into Harvey's lane. Harvey shouted and swerved toward Walker's car, and both men pulled over.
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By Justin Fenton and Andrea Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
A city jury found a 38-year-old federal officer guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2009 killing of his half-brother in a shooting the officer maintained was accidental. Prosecutors said Curtis Anthony Warren, an Iraq war veteran who worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, deliberately shot Curtis Anthony Pounds during an argument in the basement of Warren's Northeast Baltimore property where Pounds rented a room. Another tenant, Damon Dorsey, testified at the trial that he and Pounds had ventured into the basement to investigate a blown fuse.
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June 11, 2011
The trial of Gahiji Tshamaba, the former Baltimore City police officer accused of murder in the death of Marine veteran Tyrone Brown outside a downtown nightclub last year, was bound to produce conflicting witness testimony and evidence to support both the prosecution and defense cases. The verdict Thursday by Circuit Judge Edward R. K. Hargadon finding Mr. Tshamba guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a handgun violation showed that despite the complexity of the case and the intense emotions it generated, the system was still able to produce a result of which it can be said justice was done.
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March 13, 2007
Baltimore man convicted of rape A 30-year-old man was convicted yesterday of raping a woman nearly four years ago in West Baltimore and could receive life plus 10 years in prison at a sentencing scheduled for March 20, city prosecutors said. The defendant, Erskine Jones of the 2400 block of N. Calvert St., faces five other rape charges in connection with separate attacks, prosecutors said. Jurors deliberated for about five hours before finding him guilty . Police said Jones raped a woman in the 300 block of Dolphin St. on May 16, 2003, after threatening to kill her with a gun he claimed to have.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | July 27, 1993
An 18-year-old Laurel man -- paroled last month on a manslaughter conviction -- was charged this weekend with drunken driving and striking a pedestrian following a party in Clarksville, Howard County police said.Matthew Lee Garvey, of the 600 block of Main Street, was charged with assault, DWI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, police said.He was released from the Howard County Detention Center after posting $1,000 bond.He was paroled from the Jessup Pre-Release Unit on June 28 after serving almost two years of a four-year term for voluntary manslaughter, said Leonard A. Sipes Jr., a spokesman for state corrections.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | March 29, 1992
An Aberdeen man was found guilty last week of voluntary manslaughterin the stabbing death of a 23-year-old man on Dec. 26, 1990.A Circuit Court jury of nine men and three women deliberated for about six hours Thursday before finding Ronald Lee Huff guilty of voluntary manslaughter and assault and battery.The jury acquitted Huff of first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, and a weapons charge after a seven-day trial before Judge Stephen M. Waldron.Huff, 38, testified that he stabbed KennethHueitt at the victim's Aberdeen apartment after Hueitt attacked him with a knife.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 19, 2002
YORK, Pa. - With six hours of deliberations behind them, jurors weighing murder charges against former Mayor Charlie Robertson and two other white men in the 33-year-old race-riot killing of a black woman called it quits yesterday evening without reaching a verdict and will resume discussions this morning. The all-white jury of six men and six women came in with seven questions yesterday morning and emerged twice more during the day from the deliberations room with inquiries for York County Judge John C. Uhler.
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By Los Angeles Times | August 12, 1993
SONORA, Calif. -- Ellie Nesler, a 40-year-old single mother who gunned down her son's alleged molester in a central California courtroom last April, has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.Prosecutors had argued for a first-degree murder conviction while Nesler's defense team had pressed for acquittal before yesterday's verdict was returned.Nesler now faces a second phase of the trial to determine whether she was temporarily insane when she pumped five bullets into the head of her son's alleged molester, Daniel Driver, 35. What the jury decides about her state of mind at the time of the shooting will determine whether she serves up to 11 years in prison or a minimum of six months in a mental facility.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2003
A Canadian-born dentist who fatally stabbed her physician husband four years ago will not face a third trial, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced yesterday. Dr. Alpna Patel had been released after serving two years of a three-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter when her conviction was overturned in October by the Court of Special Appeals. Even if she was retried and again found guilty of manslaughter, Patel would not have received additional prison time. "My decision not to retry this case is weighted by many factors, including the extensive allocation of court resources that would be needed," city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said in a prepared statement.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
A judge convicted Baltimore Officer Gahiji Tshamba on Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and a handgun violation in the shooting death of Tyrone Brown, a Marine veteran who was gunned down last year after a quarrel outside a city nightclub. The officer could be sent to prison for up to 30 years when he is sentenced in August. Defense attorney James L. Rhodes said he would appeal the ruling — a rare finding against a city officer — even as some of Tshamba's friends called it the fairest outcome given the circumstances, which left a father of two dead and an officer of 15 years disgraced.
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By Justin Fenton and Andrea Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2011
A city jury found a 38-year-old federal officer guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2009 killing of his half-brother in a shooting the officer maintained was accidental. Prosecutors said Curtis Anthony Warren, an Iraq war veteran who worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, deliberately shot Curtis Anthony Pounds during an argument in the basement of Warren's Northeast Baltimore property where Pounds rented a room. Another tenant, Damon Dorsey, testified at the trial that he and Pounds had ventured into the basement to investigate a blown fuse.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
The 21-year-old Glen Burnie man who shot and killed a Frostburg State University basketball player and wounded another was hoping that a jury would agree with his assertion that he acted in self-defense. But hours after the jury in Allegany County Circuit Court got the case, those hopes faded. The panel told the judge they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the first-degree murder trial of Tyrone Hall, and it became clear that he would not be acquitted. Shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, the former Mount St. Joseph soccer standout agreed to plead guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Brandon Carroll of Waldorf and to second-degree assault in the wounding of Ellis Hartridge Jr. of Washington.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2010
One man stabbed another in an argument over marijuana — hardly a unique motive for a killing in Baltimore. But this confrontation occurred on South Calvert Street in the heart of the city's tourist district, two blocks from the Inner Harbor. It happened shortly after 10 in the morning on a warm spring day in April 2007. It happened in a stairwell of a McDonald's restaurant. A tourist from New York followed the suspect and called the police, who quickly made an arrest. Lewis Edward Rich, 22, who lived in Lower Charles Village, was charged with first-degree murder but was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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March 13, 2007
Baltimore man convicted of rape A 30-year-old man was convicted yesterday of raping a woman nearly four years ago in West Baltimore and could receive life plus 10 years in prison at a sentencing scheduled for March 20, city prosecutors said. The defendant, Erskine Jones of the 2400 block of N. Calvert St., faces five other rape charges in connection with separate attacks, prosecutors said. Jurors deliberated for about five hours before finding him guilty . Police said Jones raped a woman in the 300 block of Dolphin St. on May 16, 2003, after threatening to kill her with a gun he claimed to have.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2003
A Canadian-born dentist who fatally stabbed her physician husband four years ago will not face a third trial, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced yesterday. Dr. Alpna Patel had been released after serving two years of a three-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter when her conviction was overturned in October by the Court of Special Appeals. Even if she was retried and again found guilty of manslaughter, Patel would not have received additional prison time. "My decision not to retry this case is weighted by many factors, including the extensive allocation of court resources that would be needed," city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said in a prepared statement.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
An inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup pleaded guilty yesterday to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a fellow inmate last June.Eugene James Taylor, 27, was charged with stabbing Freddie Herbert Jr. with a "shank," a type of homemade knife, during a fight in the institution's dormitory June 10, 1992.The prosecution dropped first-degree murder and other charges as part of a plea agreement entered before Judge Raymond Kane Jr. in Howard County Circuit Court.Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter conviction.
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June 11, 2011
The trial of Gahiji Tshamaba, the former Baltimore City police officer accused of murder in the death of Marine veteran Tyrone Brown outside a downtown nightclub last year, was bound to produce conflicting witness testimony and evidence to support both the prosecution and defense cases. The verdict Thursday by Circuit Judge Edward R. K. Hargadon finding Mr. Tshamba guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a handgun violation showed that despite the complexity of the case and the intense emotions it generated, the system was still able to produce a result of which it can be said justice was done.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 19, 2002
YORK, Pa. - With six hours of deliberations behind them, jurors weighing murder charges against former Mayor Charlie Robertson and two other white men in the 33-year-old race-riot killing of a black woman called it quits yesterday evening without reaching a verdict and will resume discussions this morning. The all-white jury of six men and six women came in with seven questions yesterday morning and emerged twice more during the day from the deliberations room with inquiries for York County Judge John C. Uhler.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
A Union Bridge man pleaded guilty yesterday to voluntary manslaughter in the case of a fistfight on Feb. 26 that led to the death one day later of Jack Austin White, 47, of Westminster.Wayne Anthony Wimsett, 39, had been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge before Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr.In court yesterday, Wimsett waived his right to a jury or court trial in making his plea, and will be sentenced Nov. 8.The state agreed to the arrangement but is requesting the maximum 10-year sentence, said Jerome J. Joyce, assistant state's attorney.
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