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Crime Scene: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

12 years in prison for dealing OxyContin and pain pills

A Fredericksburg woman who sold at least 40,000 addictive pain pills including OxyContin during years of drug dealing was sentenced Friday to more than 12 years in federal prison for a conspiracy in which she sold outside of department stores,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 23, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Alexandria , From the Courthouse , Mary Pat Flaherty , Narcotics , Virginia  
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Life in prison for man who participated in fatal robbery

A 38-year-old Fort Washington man who federal authorities described as an "armed career criminal" has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office. Opio Diarra Moore was convicted of possession of ammunition by a convicted...

By Maria Glod  |  April 23, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Pr. George's  
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D.C. man guilty in 2008 murder; another man guilty in stabbing

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced two convictions Friday. Pedro Petrovic, 37, of Northwest Washington, was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in a shooting after a late-night party. He went on the run from police for...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  April 23, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide , The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Man's body found floating in Manassas pond

Manassas police recovered the body of a 24-year-old Manassas man from a pond near an apartment complex, the department said Friday. After a preliminary autopsy, authorities ruled that the death of Marcus E. Hill was caused by accidental drowning. No...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Manassas  
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Anger, confusion at Fenty press conference on D.C. shootings

Like any politician, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) likes to control the settings in which he appears before TV cameras. This was never more evident than Thursday evening during a strange scene in front of District police headquarters at...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Homicide , Paul Duggan , The District  
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Anne Arundel officer fires stun gun, shoots man

Anne Arundel County police say an officer shot a Pasadena man attacking a woman after a stun gun failed to stop him. Police say 20-year-old Richard Anthony Malczewski will charged after his released from the hospital....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel  
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'End of an era' in D.C. police public information office

You may not remember seeing two officers standing in the background during dozens of televised news conferences about high-profile D.C. cases, but they were there. You may not recognize their names from hundreds -- if not thousands -- of newspaper,...

By Clarence Williams  |  April 23, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Clarence Williams , The Criminal Mind  
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Four life sentences for Va. man linked to 1993 rape

Benjamin Ramirez-Segovia, who in December pleaded guilty in Arlington County Circuit Court to a 1993 rape and abduction, was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences on April 20. Ramirez-Segovia, 43, was arrested March 2008 after re-examination of DNA evidence linked...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Arlington , David P. Marino-Nachison , From the Courthouse  
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Video: Dog leads Alaska police to fire

Alaska State Troopers are presenting a special award to Buddy, a German Shepherd that led authorities to a fire at his owners' property. The owner suffered minor burns....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Fires & Fire Safety  
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Attempted Pr. William traffic stop leads to gun, drug arrests after chase

An attempt to stop the driver of a car in Prince William on suspicion of driving under the influence led to a chase and the arrest of two Virginia men who were charged with the possession of drugs and a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , Pr. William  
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D.C. police seek two men who robbed Northwest bar

D.C. police are looking for two men who robbed Nelly's Sports Bar in Northwest on April 19. The men, who police said robbed the bar in the 900 block of U St. NW at around 1 p.m., got away with some cash and fled. The men should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , David P. Marino-Nachison , The District  
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Man could face firing squad in Utah

A condemned killer appears headed for a date with death in Utah that could see him sit before a firing squad and re-ignite protests over an antiquated, Old West-style of justice. At a hearing Friday, 3rd District Judge Robin Reese...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty  
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Woman claims lost purse, gets busted for cocaine in it

A woman who went to the police station to pick up a missing purse was arrested for the cocaine that was in it, according to this report: She left her bag in a pub last November and, despite knowing there...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World , Narcotics , Offbeat  
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Montgomery man who stabbed wife five times gets life sentence

A 49-year-old Montgomery County man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, two months after a jury convicted him of killing his wife by stabbing her five times inside their Silver Spring apartment in front of their daughter. The daughter,...

By Dan Morse  |  April 22, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery  | Tags: man gets life in wife's slaying; man sentenced to life in wife's stabbing; Claude Harrison  
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Man convicted in Fairfax burglary

A New York City man who was allegedly part of a ring that targeted South Asian homeowners and stole their gold valuables in Fairfax and Loudoun counties has been convicted of a burglary, and a Fairfax jury recommended a sentence of a year in jail.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  | Tags: Dagoberto Soto Ramirez, man convcited in fairfax burglary  
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Vehicle seen leaving alley near slain principal's home, police say

Detectives investigating the murder of D.C. principal Brian Betts are looking for a vehicle seen leaving an alley adjacent to his home about 45 minutes after he was known to still be alive, officials said Thursday. The vehicle was seen...

By Dan Morse  |  April 22, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Updates  
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D.C. man charged with flight, assault on officers

A D.C. man charged with fleeing custody while facing sentencing for a federal drug offense was indicted and charged Thursday with escape and assault on correctional and police officers. A Maryland woman, meanwhile, was charged with harboring him during his...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison , The District  
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Va. OKs bill to let violent crime victims meet with death row inmates

Lorraine Whoberry tried for years to meet face-to-face with her daughter's killer before he was executed last month. She was repeatedly denied. So the day after she witnessed his execution, Whoberry sat down with Gov. Bob McDonnell and asked for...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Death Penalty , Politics , Virginia  
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Man pleads guilty to sex assault of woman he drove to depression program

A former van driver who transported elderly people to a program for senior citizens with depression has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a client. Fifty-seven-year-old Tilaye Teshome Wake entered a plea Wednesday to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Sex Crimes , The District  
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Body found in Landover

Just after 11 p.m., a citizen called police to report finding a body in the 6900 block of Hawthorne Street in the Landover area, authorities said. Homicide detectives, who investigate all suspicious deaths in Prince George's County, are being called...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 22, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Honors for officers who helped stop Pentagon shooter

The evening of March 4, a troubled man named John Patrick Bedell, 36, opened fire at the entrance to the Pentagon. This week a ceremony was held by the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service to honor...

By Maria Glod  |  April 22, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Heroes , Maria Glod , Updates , Virginia  
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Mistrial in case of Frederick man charged with impersonating officer, rape

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Frederick man accused of raping a woman while impersonating a police officer. Washington County prosecutors say they will retry 37-year-old Michael Barnwell, who's serving a three-year prison term on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Sex Crimes  
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Man to plead guilty to taking, wrecking plane in Md.

A homeless man is pleading guilty to stealing a single-engine airplane he later crashed. As part of a deal with prosecutors, 51-year-old Calvin Cox is pleading guilty Thursday in Frederick County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree burglary. In...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Frederick , From the Courthouse , Updates  
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Door-to-door salesman charged with sexually assaulting Md. woman

An Anne Arundel County woman who let a stranger come in her house to use the bathroom Tuesday afternoon was sexually assaulted by the man, who investigators later identified as a door-to-door magazine salesman, police said. Police were called to...

By Maria Glod  |  April 22, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Maria Glod , Sex Crimes  
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Va. police find ferret in the mail

Stamps the ferret was shipped from a Lynchburg post office in a cardboard box stuffed with food, toy cars and a doll. The destination was a town near San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Stamps may have made it there --...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Virginia  
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Pr. George's deputies shoot, wound man outside nightclub

Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a man early Thursday morning after the man apparently rammed one of them with a car outside Club Elite in Temple Hills, authorities said. The incident started shortly after 1 a.m. in...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 22, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Obama announces two picks for Md. federal judgeships

President Obama has nominated two people to serve as judges on the United States District Court in Maryland....

By Maria Glod  |  April 22, 2010; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Maryland  
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12 years for Michael Vick's uncle in heroin case

Michael Vick's 57-year-old uncle has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a heroin ring in southeastern Virginia. The government says Joseph Vick Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in Newport News on a charge of distributing 100...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Celebrities , From the Courthouse , Narcotics , Updates , Virginia  
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Man guity of promoting prostitution wants to pay legal fees with his take

A case surrounding a New York City strip club has sparked a debate over the use of money made in criminal pursuits to pay a defendant's legal bills and living expenses. Louis Posner is to be sentenced Thursday. He previously...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , From the Courthouse , Offbeat  
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Md. postal worker accused of stealing gift cards

Federal officials in Maryland alleged Wednesday that Postal Service employee Andrew C. Walsh, 51, rifled through more than 1,000 greeting cards and stole gift cards, cash and checks. When Walsh was arrested at his Cockeysville home Tuesday night, officials said, about 450 stolen gift cards were found in his car.

By Maria Glod  |  April 22, 2010; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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May 1 public memorial planned for slain principal

D.C. Public Schools will host a public memorial service to honor Brian Betts, the principal of Shaw at Garnet-Patterson school who was found shot to death in his home last week....

By Dan Morse  |  April 21, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Schools , The District , Updates  
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Bowie barricade ends with arrest

Update, 3:50 p.m.: Police arrested Barnes "without incident" about 2:10 p.m. He was apparently unharmed, and had no hostages with him inside the house. Update, 12:30 p.m.: A man wanted for attempted murder drove a car at an officer trying...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 21, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Suspended sentence, probation for woman who starved son at cult leader's behest

A woman who starved her 1-year-old son to death at the behest of a religious cult leader has been given a suspended sentence and probation. Ria Ramkissoon pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her son, Javon...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore , From the Courthouse , Updates  
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Victims often wait years to report rapes, police say

When Prince William County police put out their annual crime statistics this week, it showed a dramatic rise in reported rapes. There were 57 last year, compared to 28 in 2008. But the notation was marked withan asterisk and a...

By Maria Glod  |  April 21, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  East Coast Rapist , Maria Glod , Pr. William , Sex Crimes  
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Teen charged with killing his uncle in Pr. William

A Manassas area teenager was charged Wednesday with killing his uncle at their home, Prince William County police officials said. Davion D. Howard of the 10000 block of Trundle Place is charged with murder in the shooting of Aristotle O....

By Washington Post editors  |  April 21, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Homicide , Pr. William  
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Overall crime rate down in Prince William, police say

Prince William County officials reported a slight uptick in some violent crime in 2009, but said the overall crime rate was at a 15-year low. There were more robberies and aggravated assaults in 2009 than 2008, police said. The county...

By Maria Glod  |  April 21, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Crime Statistics , Maria Glod , Pr. William  
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Man linked to string of Northern Virginia robberies

A 24-year-old man has been linked to a string of 15 armed robberies of gas stations and other small businesses in Northern Virginia that began in February and ended April 18, Fairfax County police said. Police said a joint investigation...

By Maria Glod  |  April 21, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Alexandria , Arlington , Fairfax , Maria Glod  
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Boy, 15, dies trying to swim across Patuxent River

A 15-year-old Anne Arundel boy drowned Tuesday after trying to swim across the Patuxent River, the county police department said. Witnesses told police who arrived at Wayson’s Mobile Trailer Park in Lothian that Edward D. Knudsen Jr. jumped in the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , David P. Marino-Nachison , Emergencies & Rescues  
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Fairfax middle school gang initiation posted on YouTube

A street gang-related beating in the stairwell of a Fairfax County middle school reportedly was videotaped by another student and posted on YouTube, where it apparently was viewed for about two months before being removed, according to a Fairfax police affidavit.

By Tom Jackman  |  April 21, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Crime, Seen , Fairfax , Gangs , Schools , Tom Jackman  
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Indecent exposure charges for man parked in Loudoun church lot

Loudoun Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say exposed himself to passersby as he sat in a car parked in a church lot Tuesday. Authorities said someone walking through the parking lot of Lady of Hope Church on Algonkian Parkway...

By Maria Glod  |  April 21, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Loudoun , Maria Glod  
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Video: Man loses iPad, pinky in robbery

A thief's thirst for a brand new iPad cost a Colorado man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of a pinky finger. Doctors had to amputate part of his left pinky after a man Thursday yanked away a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation , Crime, Seen , Offbeat  
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Arrests, raids in Calif. after booby traps target police

The Southern California homes of dozens of white supremacists were raided Tuesday as part of a probe into a string of potentially deadly booby trap attacks targeting police officers, authorities said. Federal and local officers converged on 35 homes and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police task force to review photo, video of violent Va. college party

Photographs and video of a violence-marred block party near James Madison University will be reviewed by a police task force. Harrisonburg Police Department spokeswoman Mary-Hope Vass says the goal is to identify people who committed crimes during the April 10...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Schools , Virginia  
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Va. thieves steal car's trunk, leave car behind

Some thieves in the Alexandria section of Fairfax county pulled off an unusual heist, according to this report: They took the trunk of someone’s car. Fairfax County Police say it is the latest item being grabbed by thieves who leave...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 21, 2010; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fairfax , Offbeat  
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D.C. police snowball assault case dismissed

The last of the region's infamous snowball cases has melted in the April sun. Prosecutors have dropped a case charging Maria B. Lewis, 21, of Mount Pleasant, of assaulting a police officer during a late-night snowball fight Feb. 10 just...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  April 20, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier , From the Courthouse , Mary Pat Flaherty , The District , Updates  
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Southeast D.C. crash victim identified; driver charged

D.C. police have identified the woman who died in a fatal crash in Southeast Washington on Monday night that left four children injured. Mary Elizabeth Wimbush, 37, of Southeast Washington died in the 3600 block of Alabama Ave. SE after...

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  April 20, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose , Traffic Accidents  
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Anne Arundel police track down truants

Some Anne Arundel teenagers who decided to skip school last week got a surprise when the police came knocking. On Friday, officers and school officials teamed up to find students who didn't show up for class at Glen Burnie High...

By Maria Glod  |  April 20, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel , Maria Glod , Schools  
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Ill Md. inmate can't be forced to undergo dialysis, court rules

A terminally ill state prison inmate cannot be forced to undergo kidney dialysis, Maryland's highest court has ruled. The Court of Appeals ruled Monday in the case of Troy Reid, who is serving a 40-year sentence for first-degree rape at...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 20, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maryland , Prison Beat  
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Police: Northern Va. pair were breeding roosters for cockfights

Two northern Virginia residents have been indicted on animal cruelty and other charges related to an alleged cockfighting breeding operation. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office also seized 321 birds from the rural residence of 36-year-old Ellis Locklear and 28-year-old Tanya...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 20, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags: cockfighting  
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Md. judge advocates for death penalty, says convict may be greeted by devil

Sentencing hearings are often run-of-the-mill affairs. A defense attorney points out good things a convict has done outside of the matter at hand; prosecutors urge the judge to keep to the matter at hand; the judge hands down a sentence....

By Dan Morse  |  April 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Death Penalty , From the Courthouse , Maryland , Montgomery  
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Montgomery police arrest man in teacher carjacking

Montgomery County detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the carjacking and kidnapping of a D.C. teacher. Jeremiah Juwley, of the 14200 block of Georgia Avenue, in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring, was charged with one...

By Dan Morse  |  April 20, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse , Martin Weil , Maryland , Montgomery  
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Md. man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend arrested, woman found

A woman police said was kidnapped from a gas station early Monday by an ex-boyfriend was found safe, and police have made an arrest. Police said the woman, Kiara Nicole Snipes, 20, was with friends at a Wheaton gas station...

By Maria Glod  |  April 20, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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FBI investigated James von Brunn after 1963 incident

James von Brunn, who died before he could stand trial in the shooting death of a Holocaust museum security guard, first came to the FBI's attention 47 years ago, when he was accused of making a death threat over a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 20, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Visitation set for slain D.C. principal Brian Betts

Family members of slain principal Brian Betts will receive friends and well-wishers at a visitation on Wednesday The visitation will take place at Pierce Funeral Home at 9609 Center Street in Manassas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public...

By Dan Morse  |  April 20, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Veteran Va. police chief to retire

The police chief of Virginia's largest city is retiring. Virginia Beach Police Chief A.M. "Jake" Jacocks Jr., announced his decision Monday. Jacocks says he's leaving office June 1 after 38 years with the department....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 20, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beer break may lead to burglary charges for Fairfax man

Burglary can be hard, tiring work. After you've broken into a restaurant by prying open a roof vent, then done some more prying inside the business, you've worked up a thirst. That's when one Fairfax County man decided it was...

By Tom Jackman  |  April 20, 2010; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Video evidence has spurred internal investigations in Pr. George's

Prince George's County police officials responded quickly

By Ruben Castaneda  |  April 20, 2010; 6:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Schools , Updates  | Tags: John J. McKenna  
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Pr. George's police arrest two in separate homicides

Prince George's County police have arrested two men in connection with two separate slayings earlier this month, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 19, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Slain principal was still alive late Wednesday

Montgomery County detectives putting together a time-line of slain principal Brian Betts's final hours have learned he was still alive at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a police spokesman confirmed Monday. Betts didn't go to work the next day. Co-workers became concerned...

By Dan Morse  |  April 19, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Md. trooper acquitted of fondling, guilty of misconduct

A Montgomery County jury Monday acquitted former Maryland state trooper Marlon Iglesias on Monday of three sex offense charges related to a woman handcuffed after a DUI stop, but found the trooper guilty of a misdemeanor charge of misconduct in...

By Dan Morse  |  April 19, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. student's beating 'very serious,' says Gov. O'Malley

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley seemed caught off guard in a radio interview on Monday when asked to comment on the apparent police beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student that has drawn international attention and led to a civil...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Life in prison for former Va. Tech student who killed classmate

A former Virginia Tech graduate student who admitted to decapitating a classmate has been sentenced to life in prison. Haiyang Zhu was sentenced Monday in Montgomery Councy Circuit Court to life without parole. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man charged in Frostburg State shooting claims self defense

A Frostburg State University student charged with murdering a school basketball player and wounding another told police he fired in self defense. An Allegany County judge ordered Monday that 21-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie would continue to be held...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Man dies after Calvert motorcycle crash

A 53-year-old St. Leonard man who walked away from a motorcycle crash and seemingly escaped serious injury died hours later, Calvert County Sheriff's officials said. Gerry W. Hance was riding a blue 2006 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle east on Long...

By Maria Glod  |  April 19, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The death of Brian Betts: A timeline

This interactive timeline contains background information on the death of D.C. middle school principal Brian K. Betts....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Manassas police: Group beats man, steals iPod

A group of four men attacked another man on a Manassas Street Sunday night, punching and kicking him and stealing his IPod and cash. Manassas police said the victim, a 41-year-old man, was walking in the 9200 block of Byrd...

By Maria Glod  |  April 19, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Pr. George's men arrested in Anne Arundel home invasion

Two Prince George's County men have been accused of a Sunday home invasion in Anne Arundel County in which a woman was threatened with a gun. The woman, who lived in the Wayson Trailer Park in Lothian, called police shortly...

By Maria Glod  |  April 19, 2010; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Three shot, wounded in Trinidad area

Three people were wounded Sunday afternoon in an outbreak of gunfire in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. police said. None of the wounds appeared to be life-threatening, authorities said. The shootings occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the 1100...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. court system to hold public hearing

The Maryland judiciary is holding the last in a yearlong series of listening events about how to improve access to courts. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the state Court of Appeals, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. man charged with murder in daughter's death

A 22-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter. Melonie Hamber died Saturday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital....

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Jury to determine penalty for Pr. George's man who called in hit

A federal jury must now decide if a Maryland man deserves the death penalty for hiring a hit man to kill a Philadelphia-area woman who laundered money for his multimillion-dollar cocaine ring. The penalty phase begins Monday in the murder-for-hire...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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'Thong thief' had 79 pairs in his possession, police say

A Michigan State University student who was arrested recently was found with 79 pairs of stolen thong panties in his room, according to this report: The man's arrest last week brought to a close the case of the thong thief,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 19, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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