A sharply divided Maryland high court Tuesday refused to reinstate involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment convictions against a Baltimore mother who went to bed beside her infant and unintentionally killed the child by sleeping on her while allegedly passed-out drunk. In a 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals said insufficient evidence was presented at trial […]
ANNAPOLIS – The state urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to reinstate involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment convictions against a Baltimore mother who went to bed beside her infant and unintentionally killed the child by sleeping on her while passed-out drunk. Assistant Maryland Attorney General Cathleen C. Brockmeyer told the Court of Appeals that an appellate […]
Attorneys for three of the police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in April are seeking to have reckless endangerment charges dismissed because they claim failing to seatbelt a prisoner alone does not constitute a crime. Brian W. Rice, Garret E. Miller and Edward M. Nero filed Sept. 11 the motion to […]
PASADENA — A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after police say she left her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road Saturday. Anne Arundel County police charged 26-year-old Sandra Clara McClary of Baltimore with child neglect and reckless endangerment on Sunday. Lt. T.J. Smith says that McClary left the baby on […]
1. Did the trial court commit reversible error in denying Appellant’s motion to suppress an out-of-court identification based on an improperly suggestive photo array? 2. Did the trial court violate Appellant’s Confrontation Clause rights when, during cross-examination, it denied Appellant a full and fair opportunity to explore the issue of bias?
1. Did the trial court err by denying [a]ppellant’s objection to the flight instruction? 2. Was the evidence insufficient to prove reckless endangerment?
TOWSON — A Baltimore police officer charged in the accidental shooting of a police trainee has been convicted of reckless endangerment. A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found William S. Kern not guilty of second-degree assault in the shooting of trainee Raymond Gray of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, police. Gray was shot in the […]
HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it has suspended the license of an assisted-living facility near Boonsboro after a patient with Alzheimer’s disease suffered severe injuries from allegedly falling through an unfinished floor. The agency said Tuesday that the Soma Manor House could face permanent revocation of its license and […]
HAGERSTOWN — The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center faces criminal charges and a licensing investigation after an 84-year-old Alzheimer’s patient crashed through the unfinished floor of a second-story room into the dining room below, police and state regulators said Monday. The patient, Eileen Rindone, was in serious condition at the University of Maryland Medical […]
ELKTON — An Elkton woman may face prison time for giving an abortion pill ordered from an overseas website to a pregnant 16-year-old girl. Sixty-two-year-old Sandra Craine pleaded guilty last month to reckless endangerment as part of a deal with Cecil County prosecutors. A second-degree child abuse charge was dropped. Prosecutors say Craine gave a […]
SILVER SPRING — A Washington lawyer is accused of throwing a live power line at another motorist during a road-rage incident in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Montgomery County police say 32-year-old Richard Bialczak of College Park faces a variety of charges, including first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, after the incident on Sunday. Police say […]
Judges must tell jurors they may infer a criminal defendant’s innocence from the state’s destruction or misplacement of critical evidence in the case, Maryland’s top court ruled unanimously Friday. The Court of Appeals, in its 7-0 decision, overturned the reckless-endangerment conviction of an inmate who was accused of stabbing a fellow prisoner at the Maryland […]