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Lead detective in Barnes’ case charged with assault

The lead detective in charge of investigating the disappearance of asphyxiated North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of fourth-degree burglary, and one count of making a false statement to police. ...

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Prosecutors defend verdict in teen’s murder

Prosecutors admit they presented new evidence during closing arguments in the case of murdered North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, but say their “isolated comments” are not a reason to grant Michael Maurice Johnson’s request for a new trial, because they were simply responding to arguments made by defense attorneys.

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Attorneys file for new trial in Barnes murder

Attorneys for Michael Maurice Johnson, the man convicted earlier this month of killing North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, have filed a motion asking for a new trial. In the motion, which was filed Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Johnson’s ...

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