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Md. top court: Man accused in Phylicia Barnes killing can be tried for third time

Court of Appeals

Prosecutors can proceed with a third trial against the Baltimore man accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday. Michael Johnson was originally convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 but he was granted a new trial after ...

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Charges dismissed against man convicted of N.C. teen’s death

A man convicted of killing a North Carolina teenager and putting her body in the Susquehanna River was ordered freed Tuesday by a judge who dismissed all charges against him. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge John Addison Howard dismissed second-degree murder ...

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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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Defense says state withheld evidence in Barnes murder trial

Defense attorneys for Michael Maurice Johnson, the man convicted last month of killing North Carolina teenage Phylicia Barnes, have alleged that prosecutors did not provide material about a key witness they were required to turn over before trial, and consequently Johnson is entitled to a new trial.

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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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