Jul 28, 2015

Nephew charged in Wicomico County watermelon-field slaying

MARDELA SPRINGS — A Wicomico County man has been charged in the killing of his uncle in a farm field. Maryland State Police say 31-year-old William B. Harcum III was charged Monday with first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault in connection with the death of 62-year-old Lee P. Harcum, who earlier that […]

Jul 31, 2012

Md. man, woman and child dead in murder-suicide

OWINGS — Calvert County officials say a man, woman and a 2-year-old child are dead following an apparent murder-suicide. The sheriff’s office says the bodies were found Tuesday morning inside a home in Owings. Authorities believe a 32-year-old man shot his wife and child before killing himself. Another 12-year-old child believed to be a member […]

Mar 16, 2012

Lawyers say man accused of killing Md. law grad should get bond

MACON, Ga. — Lawyers for the man accused in the killing and dismemberment of Lauren Giddings say he is entitled to a bond because a grand jury didn’t indict him within 90 days of his arrest. Stephen McDaniel’s attorneys say in a new court motion their client should be granted a bond on the murder […]

Feb 10, 2012

A smaller Huguely?

This is not intended to make light of the trial happening down in Charlottesville. The story of Yeardley Love is a tragedy, and reliving it at George Huguely’s trial has to be a nightmare for her family and for anyone connected in any way to Love or Huguely. But after seeing photos from the opening […]

Dec 7, 2011

Prosecutors drop death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to put former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to death in the killing of a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in the fight over the death penalty. Flanked by the police Officer Daniel Faulkner’s widow, Philadelphia […]

Nov 7, 2011

Huguely defense can see medical records in lacrosse killing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Attorneys for a University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing a female lacrosse star will be allowed to examine her medical records, a judge ruled Monday. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire ruled after an hour-long, private session with both sides that attorneys for George Huguely, 24, of Chevy Chase, could […]

Nov 2, 2011

1st-degree murder conviction in Bethesda yoga shop killing

ROCKVILLE — A woman who killed her co-worker in an upscale suburban Washington yoga clothing shop was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday and faces the prospect of life in prison. The Montgomery County jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before returning the verdict against 29-year-old Brittany Norwood, who showed no expression as the […]

Oct 24, 2011

Trial starts in Bethesda yoga shop killing case

ROCKVILLE — A murder trial is getting under way for a woman charged with killing a coworker in an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda. Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in the trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of fatally bludgeoning Jayna Murray in March inside the Lululemon Athletica shop. Prosecutors say […]

Aug 23, 2011

Brothers facing trial in murder-for-hire scheme

Opening statements are expected this week in the trial of two brothers accused of carrying out the killing of a blind and mentally disabled man as part of an insurance scam. Jury selection began on Monday in the case of brothers James Omar Clea and Kareem Jamal Clea, who are both charged in the February […]

Jul 5, 2011

DNA links 1998 D.C. killing to series of Montgomery Co. rapes

ROCKVILLE — Investigators say DNA connects the 1998 killing of a woman in Georgetown to a series of sexual assaults in Montgomery County from the same time. Now police in the District of Columbia plan to start a website to drum up interest in the case and elicit tips on the suspect. Police say DNA […]

Apr 14, 2011

Court date put off in Bethesda yoga shop killing

ROCKVILLE — A court hearing has been postponed in the case of a woman charged with killing a co-worker inside a yoga clothing shop in Bethesda. Brittany Norwood was to have faced a preliminary hearing Friday in Montgomery County. But the defense has waived that date, and a spokesman for the Montgomery County state’s attorney’s […]

Dec 3, 2010

Baltimore man charged with killing federal witness

A Baltimore man has been indicted on charges of killing a federal witness — a charge that could land him on federal death row. An indictment unsealed Friday says 30-year-old Antonio Hall shot and killed Kareem Guest in September 2009 in retaliation for Guest’s cooperation with the FBI and Baltimore police. Guest had been sharing […]

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