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By Julie Bykowicz | July 11, 2007
The first-degree murder trial of Patrick Byers was postponed yesterday, as police investigate a possible link between that city case and the shooting death of its main witness last week in Rosedale. Byers, 22, is accused in the March 2006 shooting death of Larry Haynes, 30, in East Baltimore. He has been held without bail. Carl Stanley Lackl, 38, witnessed the Haynes shooting and was prepared to testify, city prosecutors said. He was killed July 2 in a drive-by shooting in front of his home in the 8000 block of Philadelphia Road, Baltimore County police said.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | March 27, 2009
A new bill may make more federal money available to protect witnesses in state and local cases around the country, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Thursday morning. He made the announcement in Baltimore, where witness intimidation has been a persistent problem. This week, a federal jury is hearing testimony about the murder of Carl Stanley Lackl, who was killed before he testified in a homicide case. Retaliation against witnesses has escalated to the point where "it basically can destroy your criminal justice system," Cummings said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | October 17, 2009
A married Charles County man charged with trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend in a murder conspiracy was jailed Friday, after Anne Arundel County prosecutors told a judge that he had intimidated a witness who was also a girlfriend of his. Charles Brandon Martin, 32, told the other girlfriend to change her testimony to say that she had kept "a drill for him, not a gun," according to prosecutors' emergency request to jail Martin, filed Thursday....
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | August 11, 2007
Threatened by the defendant in a Baltimore murder case, authorities said, the female witness fled to New Jersey and then spent seven months in jail after prosecutors found her. Two other witnesses changed their stories when they testified. Even so, a city jury convicted Kenneth Mahai yesterday of first-degree murder. Police said Mahai, 28, fatally stabbed Jermaine Morrison, 24, in a dispute over drug territory. The crime took place Oct. 25, 2005, near Holabird Industrial Park Assistant State's Attorney Wesley Adams said that while in jail, Mahai called witness Sharon Mosley and told her she had better not come to court and that he did not make exceptions for women and children.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | March 24, 2009
While on trial for ordering the killing of a witness in a separate murder case, Patrick Byers Jr. again used a contraband cell phone to silence a witness from jail, prosecutors alleged Monday, adding that this time he intimidated a man into recanting his testimony. The disclosure, which came minutes after the jury was selected for Byers' trial in the killing of Carl Lackl in 2007, suggests a security breach despite extraordinary measures to ensure juror and witness safety. Spectators must show identification to view the trial, and the identity of the jurors is being kept secret.
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By Newsday | October 27, 1991
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A new witness in the William Kennedy Smith rape case has testified under oath that the woman's account of events leading up to the March 30 incident at the Kennedy family estate is flawed.In his Oct. 18 sworn deposition, Anthony Liott said he told prosecutors and defense attorneys that the woman telephoned him and then met him at a Palm Beach restaurant called Ta-Boo shortly before she met Mr. Smith at another local nightspot.Nowhere in her five statements to authorities does the reported victim include the alleged meeting with Mr. Liott when she was asked to give an accounting of the places she went that night.
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By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN | October 19, 2005
A 23-year-old Gwynn Oak woman pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to intimidate a 14-year-old witness in her brother's murder trial. Entering an Alford plea, Nikole Keona Young did not admit wrongdoing but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her of going to the home of a girl who had seen Andre Michael Young fatally shoot an acquaintance Oct. 28. Nikole Young told the girl that her brother's friends would intimidate her...
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By Paul Moore | February 6, 2005
WHEN homegrown NBA star Carmelo Anthony briefly appeared in a locally produced DVD called Stop Snitching last year, Baltimore's longtime problem with the intimidation of witnesses received national attention. The rap-style documentary, which looked like outtakes from an episode of The Wire, delivered a chilling message: Witnesses to crime who cooperate with police and testify in court face violent retaliation. Articles in The Sun focused largely on Anthony - who has denied any culpability and has disavowed the DVD's message - and on the dramatization of what Baltimore prosecutors say permeates almost all of its murder and nonfatal shooting cases.
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By Jerelyn Eddings and Jerelyn Eddings,Johannesburg Bureau of The Sun | March 7, 1991
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A nervous witness, glancing furtively at the woman once labeled the "mother of the nation," testified Tuesday that Winnie Mandela hummed and danced as she wielded a plastic whip against four young men who were severely beaten in her home.In a dramatic day of testimony, Kenneth Kgase described how he and three others were abducted from a Methodist church parsonage in 1988 and taken to Mrs. Mandela's home in the black township of Soweto.He said they were taken from the parsonage in a large bus and ordered around by a middle-aged man later identified as Jerry Richardson, Mrs. Mandela's chief bodyguard.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
The man who police believe saw Angelia K. Hamilton's killer running from the scene moments after her slaying still has not come forward to tell what he knows, county police say.The investigation into Ms. Hamilton's homicide would be "a lot further along than it has been" if the witness had given a statement, Detective Dean D'Camera, the lead investigator on the case, said yesterday."
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