Friday, October 29, 2010

Judge Martin P. Welch

Judge Martin P. Welch was named the new chief judge Tuesday.
Prevas' funeral was lovely, BTW. As lovely as a funeral can be, anyway.
A verbal argument in the 400 block of South Vincent Street leads to a possible homicide

Cancer-scam victim talks to WBAL

Jury indicts lumpy-faced Gary Latham for murder of septuagenarian taxi driver John Sandy

Baltimore tapped for domestic violence pilot program

WTF? Prison official pleads guilty to taking cash from inmates.. and burying it in a junkyard?

Hermann has more on Prevas' final case

Touchy-feely school volunteer posed as Lady Liberty on his Facebook page

BB shooter

Kid shot in the face by long range BB shooter.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

But it was a really cute pug!

WTF? County woman who bilked Facebook friends out of cash by claiming she had cancer, then used the money for a pug and lawn services, got 15 years + restitution today.

"Twice convicted of murder, man gets off again"

A would-be burglar shot in the leg in a York Rd. Store (on the same block that once housed the Afro Hut)

ACLU sues MD State Police over officer's use of the n-word

Lawyers get foreclosure training

wacky! If you miss a letter and type "baltimorecrime.blogpot.com" instead, this is what you get.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prevas Funeral Arrangements

The arrangements for Judge Prevas:
This Thursday the 28th will be a viewing at the Leonard J. Ruck Home, 5305 Harford Road in Hamilton from 3-9 p.m. Then Friday from 10:30-11 he will lie in state at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston St., 21201, followed by services and internment at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery off of Windsor Mill Road.

his proper obit from Jacques Kelly

and eulogies from friends in The Daily Record

and finally, here's the judge at karioke (at 1:20):


and pps., the Judge's final judicial act was to give 50 years to a well-deserving a-hole. From the SAO:
October 27, 2010 – In one of his last judicial acts on Monday, the Honorable John N. Prevas sentenced Antoine Epps, 21, of the 5500 block of Force Road to 50 years in prison following his convictions in September for armed carjacking, robbery and gun counts. Judge Prevas sentenced Epps to 30 years in prison for the armed carjacking count, a consecutive 20 years for use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence count and a concurrent 20 years for the robbery deadly weapon count. A Baltimore jury convicted Epps September 10, 2010. The sentencing hearing conducted by Judge Prevas was his last judicial decision; he left the bench shortly after this hearing complaining of chest pain and died later that day. As he left the bench, he told attorneys waiting to start a trial to be on call.

On July 24, 2009, Terrence Royster gave a ride to defendant Antoine Epps and one of his friends. When Mr. Royster arrived to the location identified by the suspects, an unknown co-defendant pulled a gun on the victim and Antoine Epps removed the keys from the ignition. They then ordered Mr. Royster out of the vehicle and robbed him of some of his possessions. Mr. Epps began beating him with a handgun. After beating Mr. Epps, the defendant’s ordered him into the trunk of his vehicle and drove him around the City for about an hour.

When they finally stopped the vehicle, the defendants again ordered the victim out of the vehicle, made him strip naked, and continued to beat him with the handgun. According to the victim, he was hit over 50 times with the handgun. After they left, the victim walked and crawled to a nearby home trying to obtain help. Police located him in a fetal position, bleeding profusely from his head.

4 murders, 15 hours, 6 stories

Four murders in 15 hours, including two teenagers

The Baltimore Brew has six stories about Judge Prevas

Slate: "Associating minorities with crime is irrational, unjust, and completely normal."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

“Paxil! Paxil! Hennessy and Paxil! Weed!"

Officer Tommy Portz, 32, was killed after rear-ending a fire truck.

Creepy! Alleged Essex home intruder Troy Thames lived only three blocks away from house he broke into, and is wanted for groping a 12-year-old

Speaking of ew, Bel Air High football players forced to miss two games after being accused of teabagging freshman team members, "disturbing acts almost too disgusting to repeat." Almost never killed a fly, Kelly McPherson!

Clyde Blamberg not impressed by clergy's call to sign their arms-dealers' code of conduct

Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing cash, checks and gift cards from the mails

Michael Kenneth Williams' depression cure: “Paxil! Paxil! Hennessy and Paxil! Weed!"

"Hampden merchants warm up to methadone clinic"

another police officer hurt

Western district officer critically injured responding to emergency call.

"Keep your head up, yo"

Turns out the victim in the Rosedale Panera parking lot was the alleged perp's stepfather. The 15-year-old, Timothy Criner, will be charged as an adult with first-degree attempted murder, though the stabbing may be justified as Panera's soups taste like re-heated spooge filtered through a whore's bedsheets, and anyone who would feed them to a child deserves a slow, painful death.

Life for Jerome Williams and Charles Y. McGaney in the Harris case, 65 years for Gary Collins.

The Ink on last week's four murders

Religious leaders protest at Clyde's Sport Shop, and Clyde is not pleased.

CP: "Federal money is expanding drug treatment in Baltimore--and causing providers headaches."

The Testo case has gone to the jury

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services defends its actions in the Willie Featherstone case

Helen Holton talks ethics at Loyola U. HALLELUJAH!

Media blabber: Tribune Exec Me-so-Randy Michaels* poised to resign.
*this link is probably NSFW.. depending on where you W

Don't miss: Larnell Butler's letter to the CP on the Jessamy/Bernstein race

Monday, October 18, 2010

Punching cops is bad for your health

Jerome Ira Stal became the eleventh person to plead guilty in a federal investigation of pawn shops that were used for money laundering.

Melvin J. Yates claims that Howard County cops gave him a beat-down after he struggled with them during an altercation in April.

A 15-year old allegedly stabbed a man in the parking lot of a Panera (yuck) in Rosedale.

The feds convicted a Singaporean man of trying to smuggle weapons to the Tamil Tigers. Good thing for him he wasn't busted back home in Singapore!

Ken Harris's killers will be sentenced tomorrow. No word about the SA's office seeking life w/o parole, which is odd since from what I recall they were convicted of first-degree felony murder.

Testo testo-fies

"I never laid a hand on her"

Piece by Hermann about murder victim Louis Scott mulls over the eternal Baltimore question: with so many murders, how does a reporter decide who to write about?