Friday, July 24, 2009

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Sixteen-year-old Jerrod Reed was shot to death last Sunday (7/19/09) at Kenwood & Madison

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The man found in crashed car at 3605 Woodland yesterday had been shot in the side.

The Ink updates names and numbers, justified homicide removed from rolls

The SAO reports that today Judge John C. Themelis sentenced Darius Hester, 21, of the 6400 block of Rosemont Avenue to 50 years in prison for the attempted second degree murder and robbery of a Zorba’s Restaurant deliveryman. Details:
On May 29, 2009 a city jury found Hester guilty of attempted second degree murder, reckless endangerment, robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit 1st degree assault, and related handgun charges.

On July 20, 2007, at approximately 2:30 PM, police responded to the block of 3500 East Northern Parkway to investigate a shooting. Officers observed the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the groin area. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police investigation revealed that the victim worked for Zorbas Restaurant and was delivering a food order to the 3500 block of East Northern Pkwy. As the victim approached the apartment building he was met by two males. One of the males stood in front of the other and acted as if he would pay for the food order. The male in the back took out a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim and the unarmed man struggled. The unarmed man struck the victim in the face, knocking him backwards. The unarmed male then grabbed the food and fled. The gunman then fired his weapon striking the victim in the groin area, knocking him to the ground. The gunman then stood over the victim and fired several more rounds at the victim’s head before fleeing on foot.

Detectives developed a suspect and placed him in a photographic array. The victim identified Darius Hester in the photographic array as the person who shot and robbed him.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Wilson of the F.I.V.E. Division prosecuted this case.
Corey Johnson, the 17-year-old accused of trying to rob an off-duty officer at a bus stop, will be charged as an adult

"Transgender prostitutes find sisterhood in Old Goucher"

Court of Appeals awards $13 million to mom not offered c-section at Essex hospital

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Trouble with tickets

Looks like the world traveling Baltimore pension board also has now ran afoul of city ethics laws for taking some free tickets to an O's game.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vice city

A bit of a fight has broken out over plans to tax illegal gambling in Baltimore