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Author Archives: Beth Moszkowicz

Trial continues in case against man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes

One of the Baltimore City police officers involved in investigating the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes acknowledged Tuesday that no blood or DNA from anyone was recovered from fibers taken from the apartment where the North Carolina teen was staying when she visited Baltimore.

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Jury sees explicit video in Barnes murder trial

Phylicia Barnes’ half-sister Deena Barnes admitted Monday in the murder trial of Michael Maurice Johnson that she gave her 16-year-old sister alcohol and described seeing Johnson, who was also her boyfriend, make sexual advances towards Phylicia in June 2010.

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Prosecutors say they have witness who saw Phylicia Barnes’ body

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, the accused killer of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, revealed during opening statements Friday they have a witness who says he saw Barnes’ dead body.

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Board of Public Works will obey judge’s order on fees

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday reversed course and decided to obey a federal judge’s order to pay $200,000 in attorneys’ fees stemming from a challenge to a state policy that limited First Amendment-protected activities, including voter registration, at transit stops.

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Trial begins for Baltimore man charged in death of N.C. teen

The judge overseeing the murder trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, the accused killer of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, decided Tuesday to ban witnesses from the courtroom when they are not testifying and, for now, prevent prosecutors from introducing a key piece of evidence.

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