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May 6, 2018

‘Snapshot’ DNA ID tool ready for its closeup

A new technology can take any DNA sample from a crime scene – from a drop of blood to bone tissue – and read tens of thousands of genetic variants to predict a facial image.

Dec 18, 2013

State can retry suspect on P.G. murder charge

Though the decision came two days later, a trial judge validly declared a mistrial in a Prince George’s County murder case because defense counsel had said, in opening statements, that the accused offered to take a polygraph, or lie detector test, Maryland’s top court unanimously held.

Jul 24, 2013

Drug charges dropped against Md. murder suspect

ELKTON  — Maryland prosecutors are dropping drug charges against a Port Deposit man accused of raping and killing a 10-year-old Cecil County girl. Cecil County State’s Attorney Ellis Rollins told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has instructed his staff to drop marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charges against 29-year-old Richard E. Madden Jr. […]

Apr 22, 2013

Nicaragua nabs U.S. most-wanted child porn suspect

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Police in Nicaragua have detained a U.S. man who was on the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives as a suspect in a child pornography investigation, authorities confirmed Monday. Former school teacher Eric Justin Toth was detained Saturday in Esteli, a city near Nicaragua’s border with Honduras, said Glenda Zavala, head of detectives for […]

Oct 1, 2012

Shot 5 times, suspect sues Montgomery County for $10M

A Germantown man acquitted of disarming a police officer has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Montgomery County, claiming the officer used excessive force in shooting him five times during that altercation, including three times after he had blacked out.

Sep 6, 2012

Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

FORT HOOD, Texas — A military judge says the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial. Col. Gregory Gross issued the official order Thursday after a hearing to determine whether a federal religious freedom law applied to Nidal Hasan’s case. […]

Aug 27, 2012

Family of alleged Perry Hall shooter “horrified”

A 15-year-old student opened fire on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday, getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers, authorities said. The assailant was taken into custody after the shooting and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson […]

Aug 22, 2012

Suspect indicted for shooting at conservative group

WASHINGTON — A Virginia man opposed to the politics of a conservative lobbying group was indicted Wednesday on charges stemming from the shooting of a security guard at the group’s Washington headquarters. A grand jury indicted Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of Herndon, on a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition […]

Aug 15, 2012

Security guard wounded in shooting at Family Research Council

WASHINGTON — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a Christian lobbying group on Wednesday made a negative reference about the organization’s work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said. Police said the man entered the front lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington around 10:45 […]

Aug 15, 2012

Fort Hood shooting suspect’s trial on hold over beard

FORT HOOD, Texas — The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting was put on hold Wednesday by an appeals court considering his objections to being forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan had been scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday to charges in the attack at the Texas Army post, […]

Jun 14, 2012

Md. cannibalism suspect charged in earlier attack

A grand jury has indicted a Maryland cannibalism suspect on more a serious charge of attempted murder in a different attack at a Baltimore university dorm. Twenty-one-year-old Alexander Kinyua was already facing assault and reckless endangerment charges in the May attack at Morgan State University. A prosecutor spokesman says the more serious charge came Thursday. […]

Jun 4, 2012

Supreme Court: Can police detain without warrant?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether police can follow and detain a suspect while they wait for a search warrant, even after the suspect leaves the area that the police want to search. The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Chunon Bailey, who was sentenced to 30 years in […]

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