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Inmate gets default judgment for $2M

An inmate at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction has secured a $2 million default judgment against three corrections officers he said beat him and planted a murder weapon on him. Bradford Matthews filed the lawsuit in May 2009 seeking ...

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Stephens’ death sentence clears DNA hurdle

An Anne Arundel jury on Monday moved one step closer to handing down the death penalty against Lee E. Stephens, an inmate convicted of ambushing and murdering a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in 2006. The ...

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Stephens guilty of first-degree murder; sentencing starts Monday

ANNAPOLIS — Lee E. Stephens was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of a corrections officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction in Jessup. He faces the death penalty when sentencing begins next week. An Anne Arundel County jury ...

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Jurors get accused killer’s capital murder case

ANNAPOLIS — Depending on who was talking, the prosecution’s star witness in the death penalty case against Lee E. Stephens was either a courageous observer who faced the wrath of his fellow inmates or a brazen gangster who only came ...

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Capital murder trial starts for inmate charged in officer’s death

ANNAPOLIS — A trial that could test recent changes to Maryland’s death penalty law is set to begin. Opening statements in the trial of Lee Edward Stephens, one of two prisoners charged with stabbing corrections officer David McGuinn to death ...

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