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May 2, 2006
On April 29, 2006, LISA MARIE (nee Mc Garvey) PORTER of Woodbine, beloved wife of William Frederick Porter, devoted mother of Katie Marie and Andrew Frederick Porter; loving daughter of Philip James and Joan Elaine Mc Garvey; loving sister of Timothy Mc Garvey; dear daughter-in-law of James Frederick "Fred" Porter II and his wife Jean and loving granddaughter of Mary Mc Garvey. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, 961 Johnsville Rd., Sykesville.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
A man convicted in a 2010 fatal shooting at a Hess gas station in exchange for $9,000 argued unsuccessfully that he should get a new trial because the judge in his case had once been the target in a similar scheme. The Court of Special Appeals upheld Walter P. Bishop Jr.'s conviction in an opinion announced Tuesday. Bishop, now 32, was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for shooting William "Ray" Porter at a Joppa Road gas station in Towson on March 1, 2010.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
A Rosedale man was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for arranging a meeting between his aunt and the man she hired to kill her husband. Seamus Anthony Coyle, who turned 30 last week, was sentenced by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Thomas Bollinger for connecting Karla Porter with Walter Bishop, whom Porter hired to kill her husband, according to the Baltimore County state's attorney's office. Porter's husband, William "Ray" Porter, was shot to death by Bishop at the Hess gas station on Joppa Road in Towson on March 1, 2010.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first. "If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of testimony in her murder trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court. The 51-year-old White Marsh woman could face life in prison in the death of William "Ray" Porter, who was gunned down March 1, 2010, at the Towson gas station he owned.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a White Marsh woman charged with ordering the death of her husband at a Towson gas station three years ago. Karla Porter, 51, could be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole if she is convicted. She had been the only defendant in Baltimore County facing the possibility of execution - but that option is gone with the state's repeal of capital punishment this year. Porter and her husband, 49-year-old William "Ray" Porter, owned the Hess gas station on Joppa Road.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1999
A police chief in California has the Korean War-era Medal of Honor earned posthumously by a Ruxton man, but he is balking at returning it to the small Episcopal boarding school near Hagerstown from which it was allegedly stolen nearly 20 years ago.Chief William F. Brown Jr. of Lompoc, an avid collector of military medals, acknowledged when contacted by The Sun that he has the prestigious award. It was given by the Army to the parents of Donn F. Porter, a 21-year-old sergeant killed in 1952 on Heartbreak Ridge, the scene of savage fighting during the four-year conflict.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1999
HAGERSTOWN -- For years, alumni and officials of St. James School have been haunted by the apparent theft of one of their most prized possessions -- a Medal of Honor, for which one of the small Episcopal boarding school's top students paid with his life.Yesterday, in a solemn ceremony in the school's chapel, U.S. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. helped St. James heal that wound by delivering a rare replacement medal honoring the courage displayed by Donn F. Porter when he was killed 47 years ago in the Korean War."
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February 13, 1992
Service for Friedrich E. von Schwerdtner, an independent consultant,will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Unitarian Church on Dubois Road in Annapolis.Mr. von Schwerdtner, 67, died Feb. 10 at the Washington Hospital Center from complications following surgery.Born in Annapolis, Mr. von Schwerdtner was raised in Annapolis and Gettysburg, Pa. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.Mr. von Schwerdtner was a veteran of World War II service withthe U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a gunner on a B-25 in the Pacific.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
An Essex woman was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for supplying the handgun that was used to kill her brother-in-law, a Towson gas station owner, according to the state's attorney's office. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bollinger sentenced Susan M. Datta, 53, for her role in the murder of William "Ray" Porter, who was shot to death at the Hess Gas Station on Joppa Road in Towson on March 1, 2010. Prosecutors say that Porter's wife, Karla Porter, had paid Walter Bishop to kill her husband.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
A man convicted in a 2010 fatal shooting at a Hess gas station in exchange for $9,000 argued unsuccessfully that he should get a new trial because the judge in his case had once been the target in a similar scheme. The Court of Special Appeals upheld Walter P. Bishop Jr.'s conviction in an opinion announced Tuesday. Bishop, now 32, was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for shooting William "Ray" Porter at a Joppa Road gas station in Towson on March 1, 2010.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a White Marsh woman charged with ordering the death of her husband at a Towson gas station three years ago. Karla Porter, 51, could be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole if she is convicted. She had been the only defendant in Baltimore County facing the possibility of execution - but that option is gone with the state's repeal of capital punishment this year. Porter and her husband, 49-year-old William "Ray" Porter, owned the Hess gas station on Joppa Road.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2012
A Rosedale man was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for arranging a meeting between his aunt and the man she hired to kill her husband. Seamus Anthony Coyle, who turned 30 last week, was sentenced by Baltimore County Circuit Judge Thomas Bollinger for connecting Karla Porter with Walter Bishop, whom Porter hired to kill her husband, according to the Baltimore County state's attorney's office. Porter's husband, William "Ray" Porter, was shot to death by Bishop at the Hess gas station on Joppa Road in Towson on March 1, 2010.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
An Essex woman was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for supplying the handgun that was used to kill her brother-in-law, a Towson gas station owner, according to the state's attorney's office. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Bollinger sentenced Susan M. Datta, 53, for her role in the murder of William "Ray" Porter, who was shot to death at the Hess Gas Station on Joppa Road in Towson on March 1, 2010. Prosecutors say that Porter's wife, Karla Porter, had paid Walter Bishop to kill her husband.
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May 2, 2006
On April 29, 2006, LISA MARIE (nee Mc Garvey) PORTER of Woodbine, beloved wife of William Frederick Porter, devoted mother of Katie Marie and Andrew Frederick Porter; loving daughter of Philip James and Joan Elaine Mc Garvey; loving sister of Timothy Mc Garvey; dear daughter-in-law of James Frederick "Fred" Porter II and his wife Jean and loving granddaughter of Mary Mc Garvey. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, 961 Johnsville Rd., Sykesville.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1999
A police chief in California has the Korean War-era Medal of Honor earned posthumously by a Ruxton man, but he is balking at returning it to the small Episcopal boarding school near Hagerstown from which it was allegedly stolen nearly 20 years ago.Chief William F. Brown Jr. of Lompoc, an avid collector of military medals, acknowledged when contacted by The Sun that he has the prestigious award. It was given by the Army to the parents of Donn F. Porter, a 21-year-old sergeant killed in 1952 on Heartbreak Ridge, the scene of savage fighting during the four-year conflict.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1999
HAGERSTOWN -- For years, alumni and officials of St. James School have been haunted by the apparent theft of one of their most prized possessions -- a Medal of Honor, for which one of the small Episcopal boarding school's top students paid with his life.Yesterday, in a solemn ceremony in the school's chapel, U.S. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. helped St. James heal that wound by delivering a rare replacement medal honoring the courage displayed by Donn F. Porter when he was killed 47 years ago in the Korean War."
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first. "If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of testimony in her murder trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court. The 51-year-old White Marsh woman could face life in prison in the death of William "Ray" Porter, who was gunned down March 1, 2010, at the Towson gas station he owned.
NEWS
February 13, 1992
Service for Friedrich E. von Schwerdtner, an independent consultant,will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Unitarian Church on Dubois Road in Annapolis.Mr. von Schwerdtner, 67, died Feb. 10 at the Washington Hospital Center from complications following surgery.Born in Annapolis, Mr. von Schwerdtner was raised in Annapolis and Gettysburg, Pa. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.Mr. von Schwerdtner was a veteran of World War II service withthe U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a gunner on a B-25 in the Pacific.
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