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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | April 8, 1992
Testimony began yesterday in the trial of a Prince George's County man accused of raping a co-worker in the back room of a Columbia shoe store.Jose Chaparro-Nemog, 50, who claims he had consensual sex with the woman, faces a charge of second-degree rape.The 39-year-old woman testified yesterday that she went into the back room of the store at about 8:45 a.m. Nov. 9 to get extra money for the cash register.Chaparro-Nemog, a Riverdale resident, grabbed her from behind, held her hands behind her back and had sexual intercourse with her, the woman testified.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
A Severn woman broke down in tears several times Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court as she testified that her boyfriend was driving the 2001 Lincoln that struck and killed two teenagers on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard last June. She said she switched seats in the car with him before they were stopped by police later that night. Kendra Myles spent an hour on the stand as a key witness in the trial of Reuben Dunn, 29, who is charged with two counts of automobile manslaughter and one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1995
A priest with the Archdiocese of Baltimore testified yesterday that a former student of John J. Merzbacher asked for money to buy a used car in 1990 -- two years after she approached the archdiocese with allegations that Mr. Merzbacher had molested her in the 1970s.The Rev. George Moeller, director of pastoral personnel, said the woman suggested that since she had been offered $1,000 for counseling after revealing the alleged abuse in 1988, she could use it for the car so she could drive to St. Louis to join an order of nuns.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | January 13, 2010
Disguised by a wig and dark glasses, a 30-year-old former stripper described to a jury Tuesday how two men abducted her from a Baltimore street corner nine years ago, pistol-whipped and blindfolded her, drove her to a park and raped her at gunpoint. "I started screaming, asking God to please help me," she said. "I was getting ready to die." Sitting in the witness stand before Baltimore County Circuit Judge Ruth A. Jakubowski, the woman pointed to Rhassan Harcum, 31, one of the men she said committed the assault Sept.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | July 2, 1991
Taking the stand for the first time in his rape trial yesterday, real estate broker Gary Hart denied raping and choking a woman followinga date in October.Hart testified that sex he had with the woman was consentual and that the 34-year-old only got upset after he told her he would not take her on a golfing trip to Florida."She never indicated to me that she didn't want sex," Hart said. "She certainly was having a good time. In my wildest dreams, I could not imagine that beingagainst her will."
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | May 31, 1995
One of John J. Merzbacher's alleged victims yesterday denied on the witness stand that money was her motive in accusing her former teacher of raping her repeatedly two decades ago."I had no intention of hitting someone up for money," the 34-year-old Cockeysville woman said when defense attorney M. Cristina Gutierrez suggested that the woman tried to use claims of abuse to get financial assistance from the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1990.Mr. Merzbacher is charged with more than 120 counts of sexual and physical abuse against 14 men and women, most of whom had been students at Catholic Community Middle School in South Baltimore during the 1970s.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | August 11, 1994
A Prince George's County woman who police say was raped and held hostage for two hours by the "crossbow rapist" testified yesterday in Circuit Court that she gave the man her phone number to set a trap that would lead to his capture."
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By Peter Hermann | July 4, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Gary Hart, a prominent real estate broker from Anne Arundel County, was found not guilty yesterday of raping a 34-year-old woman who testified that she was choked and held against her will following a date last October.It took eight men and four women 3 1/2 hours to return a verdict in the trial, which has included 11 days of testimony, much of it centering on the woman's psychiatric history and relationships with men.The detailed probing of the woman's past by defense lawyers in Circuit Court in Annapolis has drawn fire from prosecutors and rape counselors who said they have never seen any woman bringing rape charges undergo such rigid scrutiny.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2002
A mentally retarded woman graphically described being raped to a Baltimore Circuit Court jury yesterday, but could not remember what her attacker looked like or identify him in the courtroom. The woman, who has an IQ in the low 60s, told a jury she was forced to have sex with three men in a row in a Northwest Baltimore apartment in October last year. One of those men was her mentally retarded boyfriend, who was ordered to have sex by two other assailants, she said. The case is complicated by DNA evidence that may not be reliable because of the multiple incidents.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1994
When the woman offered a man who she barely knew a ride home from a Carroll tavern in September, she had no intention of having sex with him, the woman testified yesterday at the man's trial on rape and kidnapping charges."
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | April 23, 2008
WASHINGTON -- A Naval Academy student testified in a military courtroom yesterday that a fellow midshipman entered her dormitory room after a night of drinking last fall and raped her. But the defendant's attorney called the charges "incredible," pointing out that there was no DNA evidence to support the charge. The testimony was part of the first hearing for Mark A. Calvanico, 21, of Secaucus, N.J., a junior charged with rape, indecent assault, indecent acts and conduct unbecoming an officer.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | January 25, 2008
She spoke quietly and timidly from the witness stand, telling jurors about the afternoon when she said Jose Antonio Bassat admitted killing "the old man." Then, the young woman said yesterday, he threatened to use the same gun on her and her family if she or her mother told anyone about it. The testimony from Giselle Hernandez came on the second day of the murder trial of Bassat, who is charged in the death of a great-grandfather who was walking through his Turners Station neighborhood at dusk the night before Halloween in 2004.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | November 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- For almost a year, she and her boyfriend, a former Naval Academy midshipman, spent many weekends at the Annapolis home of Navy Cmdr. Kevin Ronan. The young woman said they would share a "family meal" every Sunday during which everyone - including other Mids - swapped stories about school and what they had done over the weekend. When her boyfriend told her that Ronan had secretly taped them having sex, she isolated herself in a room and cried, the woman testified yesterday in Ronan's court-martial.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2007
Joan Abdallah's message is simple: "My life is on hold." She is in limbo because a proposed luxury high-rise in downtown Columbia, where she had hoped to live, is also on hold. While many people see the fight over the development in terms of height and legalities and deceptions, Abdallah illustrates the personal toll extracted by the controversy. "I have been immobilized by a very small group of opponents," she testified before the Howard County Planning Board on two proposals by County Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty aimed at retroactively scuttling the high-rise.
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By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTER | June 8, 2006
After hearing from the admitted shooter herself, a Baltimore County grand jury declined yesterday to indict a Randallstown woman who killed her estranged husband in April after, she said, he showed up unexpectedly at her home and threatened her with an ax handle. The 23 jurors deliberated for less than a half-hour before deciding not to charge Karen L. Foxx, 35, with a crime in the death of her husband, Herman E. Bullock, 45. In an extremely unusual turn of events, the grand jurors heard about 90 minutes of closed-door testimony from Foxx, and were given the chance to question her about the shooting and her husband's history of abusing her before making their decision.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2005
The state's key witness in the trial in the death of a Pasadena teenager told a friend that he did not see an attack on the youth - which contradicted his courtroom testimony this week - the friend told a jury yesterday. Testifying in the defense of Jacob Tyler Fortney, surprise witness Jennifer Littleton said that less than a month after the July brawl in which Noah Jamahl Jones died, Joshua David Bradley told her he did not have the answer to her query of "who killed Jamahl." "His response to me was that he did not know because he was too busy fighting for his ... younger brother," Littleton told the Anne Arundel County jury in the case.
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By New York Times News Service | February 1, 1992
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Tyson's defense attorney sought repeatedly yesterday to challenge the testimony of an 18-year-old woman who has accused Mr. Tyson of rape, but after 3 1/2 hours of cross-examination the woman and her account emerged largely unshaken.The woman, who says the former heavyweight champion raped her in his hotel room early on July 19, was calm and direct as she answered pointed questions by Vincent J. Fuller about her intentions in meeting Mr. Tyson and her decision to go to his room.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1994
A Guilford woman testified in Howard Circuit Court yesterday about how a man with a 30-year history of sexual assaults forced his way into her home and attacked her last summer.The woman testified in the case of Thurman Alexander Moore, a 47-year-old Guilford man who has pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible by reason of insanity for the Aug. 31 incident."He seemed very methodical," said the woman, whose name will not be published. "He didn't seem frenzied. He was simply striking me and telling me to shut up."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
Prosecutors in the Melissa Shipley murder trial rested their case yesterday, after a homicide detective told jurors that the Carroll County woman discussed having her husband killed with a man who would later admit to fatally shooting him. Cpl. Christina Becker, who led the state police investigation into the fatal shooting, testified that Shipley admitted to her that she and gunman Butchie Junior Stemple talked on the phone within hours of the discovery...
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2003
ROCKVILLE -- A witness at the double-murder trial of former Navy SEAL Benjamin Sifrit described yesterday how, several days after the killings, Sifrit put her through "almost a living nightmare" by displaying a gun and threatening "to kill me in the same way he killed those two people." Melissa Seling testified that Sifrit seemed to be trying to intimidate her in May after inviting her and a friend, Justin Todd Wright, to the same Ocean City condominium where prosecutors allege two Virginia tourists were slain by Sifrit a few nights earlier.
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