Thursday, February 23, 2012

No new trial for you!

Death row inmate Anthony Grandison's sixth trip to the Court of Appeals has resulted in his conviction and sentence being upheld yet again.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Killings, Convictions, and the Theft of TastyKakes

An arrest has been made in this years 19th murder. 45-year-old Todd Marrow has been arrested in the stabbing death of Orville Chamblee, 47.

This weeks City Paper has info on the City's last three murders. Specifically, the 26-year-old shot to death in the 1600 block of North Bond St. has been identified as Brandon Washington.

The first murder of the year in Baltimore County occurred this weekend in Rosedale. Erwin Lee Whaley, 35, was found shot to death on Maidstone Court. Maurice Garnett White, 32, was arrested a short time later for on first-degree murder charges.

Antonio W Taylor, 22, was convicted by a city jury of killing Allen Johnson as he sat in his car back in 2009.

The murder trial of convicted murderer Dante Parrish, 37, began today. Parrish is accused of murdering homeless 15-year-old Jason Mattison Jr. in his own room while Mattison's family members were passed out from heroin nearby. Parrish had previously served nearly 10 years for murder before being freed thanks to the help of the Innocence Project.* With DNA evidence being used by the prosecution, one has to wonder why the death penalty is not being considered in a horrific case like this.

38-year-old Dwayne Thompson has been sentenced to 45 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriends new boyfriend. Alvin B. Martin III, 28, was shot multiple times as he laid in bed with his girlfriend.

The most recent edition of the crime blotter has assault of a child, forgetful burglars, and stolen TastyKakes.

A shooting in the 3900 block of Mortimer Ave. leads to an arrest in West Virginia. William Jeffrey Howard, 46, is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder.

The two men pictured right are wanted for shooting a man during a robbery of the Royal Farms on 5200 block of Harford Road.

City state attorney Gregg Bernstein was among a bevy of prosecutors testifying in Annapolis in the hopes of seeking shorter sentencing options for Marijuana possession.

Jermain Lewis has been arrested during a traffic stop last week. One of many arrests the former Raven has endured in the last few years.

33-year-old Pikesville resident Jacqueline Natalie Smith was arrested for first degree assault and child endangerment after stabbing her 15-year-old son during a 5 a.m. argument gone awry.

Don't they realize sharks are the serial killers of the sea? Maryland is highly considering banning the possession and sale of shark fin soup.

Finally, nearly 20 years in the Federal pen for Dundalk resident Freddie Douglas Widener, age 55. Widener and several others were convicted of robbing a Pennsylvania bank and a Loch Raven pharmacy, a robbery in which Widener at some point let off some shots.

A Virginia jury has found George Huguely guilty of second degree murder for the killing of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love.