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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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Detective in Barnes case questioned about his own conduct

Daniel Nicholson IV, the lead detective in the Phylicia Barnes case, testified Thursday in the murder trial of Michael Maurice Johnson, the accused killer of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes, that he was not “formally” notified that he is being investigated for the actions he allegedly took when his own daughter went missing.

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Witness claims he saw Johnson with Phylicia Barnes’ body

The murder trial of Michael Maurice Johnson took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the testimony of two key witnesses: a petty criminal who said he saw Phylicia Barnes’ dead body in Johnson’s room, and the lead detective in the case who is currently suspended from the city police department

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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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