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Crime Scene: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

Police: Va. woman had 77 animals

A Woodbridge woman has been charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty after police searched her home and found 77 animals, authorities said Friday.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. William  
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Four separate trials in Betts slaying

The trial of four teen-agers accused of killing renown principal Brian Betts -- which originally was scheduled to be conducted with all four at the same defense table -- will be broken into four cases, according to documents filed in...

By Dan Morse  | August 6, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery  
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Four killed in Lanham home: Police

Two women and two children were found dead in filthy and deplorable living conditions above the garage of a Lanham home early Friday morning, police said. (See a Post video from the scene.) Officials talk outside the residence. (Juana Arias/Post)The...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Video: A 'horrific scene' in Md.

Two women and two children were found dead above the garage of a Lanham home in Prince George's County. Two law enforcement sources said all four people were shot. Police Chief Roberto Hylton said he believes no human being should...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's  
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DNA analysis aids arrests in Md.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced Friday that the state has arrested 267 suspected criminals after clearing a backlog of more than 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples his administration inherited upon taking office in 2007. The announcement, made at police headquarters...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Politics  
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Man gets 20 months in DC tech scam

A Northern Virginia technology executive was sentenced to 20 months in prison and was ordered to repay $844,000 for his part in a bribery and corruption scheme that rocked the District’s technology office last year and raised doubts about the city’s administrative oversight. Sushil K. Bansal, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy of the District to two, 20-month terms, to be served concurrently at a minimum-security federal facility in Pennsylvania. Bansal pleaded guilty in April to one count each of bribery and money laundering.

By Washington Post editors  | August 6, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, Technology, The District  
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Teen killed in Va. crash identified

The 17-year-old boy who died Thursday after crashing his dirt bike into a gate at a Sterling park has been identified as Danny S. Somoza of Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office.

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 6, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Sex crime charge for nurse practitioner

Editor's note, Feb. 21, 2012: All charges placed against Flaviano Dazo in this case were dropped in 2010, according to Manassas police. A nurse practitioner has been charged with inappropriately touching a patient at a Manassas clinic, police said Friday....

By Maria Glod  | August 6, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Manassas, Maria Glod, Sex Crimes  
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Suspected Md. vandal still jailed

A 22-year-old Montgomery County man accused of desecrating an Olney synagogue will undergo a mental health evaluation while jailed on the charges. The suspect, Ian Jacob Baron, appeared for his first court proceeding in the case Thursday via a video...

By Dan Morse  | August 6, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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Sketch released after Va. break-in

Fairfax County police have released a composite sketch of a man they say broke into a Vienna home on July 23. The suspect broke into ah ome in the 900 block of Edgepark Road before fleeing when he was seen...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax  
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Leave for Md. officer in dog's death

The off-duty federal police officer who shot and killed a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park has been placed on administrative leave. Anne Arundel County police are investigating Monday evening's shooting, which has led to outrage in the community....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Updates  
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Murder suspect returned to St. Mary's

A Lexington Park man accused of killing a woman whose body was found under a New Jersey bridge has been returned to St. Mary’s County and served with an arrest warrant charging him with second-degree murder, authorities said Friday. St....

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 6, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, St. Mary's, Updates  
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3 years for suspect in Md. girl's murder

A Salisbury man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years in prison for an unrelated burglary last year. A woman testified that after she rejected Thomas Leggs Jr.'s advances, she awoke to find...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Maryland, Updates  
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Four injured after stolen car crashes

A stolen car crashed into a utility pole in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George’s County early Friday morning, ejecting and critically injuring the four men inside, authorities said. Three of the men -- an 18-year-old, 19-year-old and 20-year-old...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 6, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Guilty plea in trucker's sex with girl

A Texas man who worked for a Maryland trucking company has pleaded guilty to transporting an 11-year-old girl from Maryland for sex. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Elmer Zelaya-Robles took the girl from Prince George's County in February to other states including...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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$10M suit in Va. teen's suicide

The mother of a high school freshman who committed suicide claims in a wrongful-death lawsuit that York County school and law enforcement officials failed to protect her son from a bully. In the $10 million lawsuit filed July 30 in...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Schools, Virginia  
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Second prison slaying charge in Va.

A Virginia inmate who is accused in two prison slayings had befriended his latest victim and asked the man's mother to be his pen pal. Robert Gleason Jr. is accused of killing 26-year-old Aaron Cooper at Red Onion State Prison...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Accused burglar found naked on couch

Police responding to a report of a Florida break-in found the intruder sleeping naked on a couch, according to this report: Hai Thanh Khuu is accused of tearing a screen on the back porch of a home on Church Avenue...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Woman charged in NPR intern attack

Prosecutors charged a Southeast Washington woman Thursday with two counts of assault, including assault with intent to kill and aggravated assault while armed, in Wednesday's stabbing of an NPR intern in Chinatown. Prosecutors said Melodie A. Brevard, 24, has a...

By Chris Stanford  | August 6, 2010; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Two stabbings in Leesburg

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating two separate stabbing incidents. The first occurred on Tuesday night, at about 9:30, when a 15-year-old boy was attacked near the intersection of East Market Street and Plaza Street SE, police said

By Washington Post editors  | August 5, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Loudoun  
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'Outrage' over dog's shooting in Md.

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold says he was "outraged" and "deeply troubled" to learn about the killing of a Siberian husky by an off-duty federal police officer in a Severn dog park. After county police initially said the matter...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Anne Arundel  
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Video: SUV runs over police car

Three Maryland teenagers are being held after they tried escaping a Maryland police officer by driving over his vehicle. The SUV the teens were in flipped over and all were arrested at the scene. One of them suffered minor injuries....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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Review of dismissed Md. rapes urged

Baltimore's top prosecutor and City Council president say an outside agency should investigate rape reports that have been dismissed as unfounded by city police. The Baltimore Sun reported in June that over the past five years, city police have concluded...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Conviction in 2006 D.C. kidnapping, rape

A D.C. man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping and other related counts in connection with a 2006 incident in which he violently raped a woman he kidnapped at a bus stop, authorities said. Ronnie Legette Jr., 27,...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 5, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Matt Zapotosky, Sex Crimes, The District  
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Video: Murder charge for Brazilian goalie

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno has been charged with ordering the murder of a former lover who allegedly was trying to prove he was the father of her young son. Prosecutors also filed charges on Wednesday against his wife and eight others....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World, Homicide  
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Appomattox victims in Va. memorial

Paving stones engraved with the names of Morgan Dobyns, Emily Quarles and Ronald "Bo" Scruggs will soon be placed on ground they likely walked on at their high school. Their tragic deaths in a January killing spree that took eight...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Homicide, Schools, Updates, Virginia  
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Charges of $3.5M fraud for 6, 4 in Va.

Four family members from Chesapeake are among six people charged with scamming life insurance companies out of millions of dollars. A federal grand jury in Norfolk indicted 58-year-old Mitchell Marks, 57-year-old Laura Marks, 60-year-old Steve Marks, and 41-year-old Danny Marks...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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50 years for Anne Arundel murder

A judge told a Glen Burnie man that “society has no place for an individual like him” before sentencing him to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a bar. Circuit Court Judge Paul Hackner sentenced 30-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Drug charges on I-95 for area men

Delaware State Police say they seized about two pounds of marijuana from two Virginia men during a traffic stop on Interstate 95. Police say 18-year-old Christopher Harley of Centreville and 23-year-old Christopher Lancaster of Manassas were each charged with possession...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Delaware, Fairfax, Manassas, Narcotics  
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Charges in Wisc. taco shop stickup

A pregnant woman was arrested in Wisconsin after she allegedly tried to rob a fast-food restaurant for money and a taco, according to reports.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 5, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Video: Woman's SOS typed with toes

An Atlanta woman who used her feet to type a computer message to her boyfriend asking for help after she was robbed and bound says she persuaded the robber not to steal her laptop....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NPR intern stabbed, person in custody

Police have charged a 24-year-old Southeast woman with “assault with intent to kill” in connection with what they now say was a “random” attack on an NPR intern on her way to work. Melodie Brevard, 24, was taken into custody...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 4, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, The District  
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Praise for brainwashed Md. mother

A Baltimore judge praised a young mother for great strides in her treatment after she starved her 1-year-old son to death while part of a religious cult, and the woman's attorney said Wednesday she is breaking free of the belief...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Updates  
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Not guilty plea in cop's murder trial

A Baltimore police officer has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub. Officer Gahiji Tshamba entered the plea at an arraignment Wednesday and requested a jury trial....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates  
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Charges in Md. temple vandalization

Montgomery County police charged an Olney man with five crimes related to the July 26 desecration of the nearby B'nai Shalom Synagogue, authorities said Wednesday. The man was identified as Ian Jacob Baron, of the 18600 block of Rolling Acres...

By Dan Morse  | August 4, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates  
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No jail for fake Secret Service agent

A New Jersey man who slipped past security Jan. 2 at the Department of Health and Human Services by pretending to be a U.S. Secret Service agent was sentenced to three years' probation Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in the District. Frederick J. Nickerson, 47, flashed a badge to security guards and was not turned away until he was found making calls from his cell phone from the sixth-floor office suite of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was not present, authorities said.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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Charges dropped in Va.-linked killings

Prosecutors in northern Illinois have dropped the first-degree murder charges against a Zion man who's been jailed since 2005 in the stabbing deaths of two young girls. The move came during a hearing Wednesday after DNA evidence found on one...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Arlington, Around the Nation, From the Courthouse, Updates  
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Man dies in single-car Va. crash

An 18-year-old Fairfax man died in a single-car accident Tuesday night, Fairfax County Police announced Wednesday. Officers were called to the area of Compton Road and Luton Hill Way around 9:26 p.m., police said....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax, Traffic Accidents  
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Woman bound in home invasion

A woman was tied up, assaulted and robbed by a man who forced his way into her Hyattsville-area home Wednesday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred just after 7 a.m. in the 3500 block of Hubbard Road, Prince George's County...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 4, 2010; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Inquest after Md. inmates's escape

Maryland prison officials say staff members' failure to follow the rules may have led to the escape last week of a convicted armed robber from the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. The Division of Correction said Tuesday it is reviewing...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat, Updates  
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Va. woman charged in two murders

A Louisa County woman accused of killing her boyfriend is facing a second murder charge in the death of her husband. A grand jury in Amelia charged 61-year-old Ulisa M. Chavers on Tuesday with first-degree murder, larceny and defiling a...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Virginia  
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Varied list of items in Fla. theft charges

A woman charged with stealing at a Florida store had an interesting selection of loot in her bag, according to this report: When the loss prevention officer confronted the woman, she handed over a box of condoms, personal lubrication, a...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man sentenced in child porn case

A Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald C. Machen Jr. said. James E. McCreary, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman in the District after pleading guilty June 3 to visiting a public Internet chat room in November, where he volunteered to an undercover police officer that he wanted to contact a child and photograph sexual activity with her

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Arrest in January D.C. shooting death

D.C. police said they made an arrest Tuesday in a homicide that occurred earlier this year. Gabriel Brown, 21, of Southeast Washington was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting Jan. 12 of Christopher L. Jones, 23, of the...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 2:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Arrest in 2009 D.C. double killing

D.C. police announced an arrest Tuesday in one of the most violent shooting incidents in the city last year: an outburst of gunfire on Clay Terrace NE in which two teenagers were killed and three others were wounded. Police said...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 4, 2010; 1:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Martin Weil, The District, Updates  
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Homeland Security: Be vigilant

In an effort to remind residents to not let their guard down when it comes to terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security is launching an advertising campaign in the Washington region to encourage people to report suspicious activity to local police. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday announced that the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign will be expanded to the D.C. area.

By Maria Glod  | August 3, 2010; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Video: Nine dead in Conn. shooting

At least nine people were killed in a shooting rampage at a beer distributor in Connecticut....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fraud nets former Va. cop 10 years

A former Henrico County police officer has been sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison for defrauding investors in his house-flipping business. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Donald Lacey's plea for lenience Tuesday....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Financial Crimes, From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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'Night Out' in Montgomery tonight

As is their annual custom, Montgomery County's police chief, top prosecutor and top elected official will load into the police chief's car to visit anti-crime gatherings Tuesday evening as part of National Night Out. The nationwide event highlights neighborhood watch...

By Dan Morse  | August 3, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Battle over freeing 1970s rapist in Md.

A federal judge has ruled that a former teacher convicted of raping one of his students in the mid-1970s should be offered a plea deal that would get him out of prison. Baltimore prosecutors, however, are vowing to keep John...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse, Sex Crimes  
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Murder attempt charge for Md. woman

State prosecutors have charged a woman with attempted first-degree murder after Baltimore County police said she threw her newborn out of a second-story window. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger tells The Baltimore Sun that he has told police to...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Jail time for Md. horse neglect

A husband and wife will spend time in a Maryland jail for fatally neglecting one of their horses. A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced Hilton Silver to 60 days in jail and his wife, Donna Silver, to...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland  
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Wendy's robber calls to complain

A man in Atlanta called the Wendy's restaurant he'd just robbed to complain about his haul -- twice.

By Washington Post Editors  | August 3, 2010; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Video: Heist suspects plead innocent

Ten men accused of stealing nearly 5 million dollars in a commando-style raid of a Swedish cash depot pleaded innocent as prosecutors opened their trial with spectacular surveillance video of the brazen helicopter heist....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World  
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Murder charge for teen in baby's death

A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged with murder in the July death of a 4-month-old, D.C. police announced Monday. Police and emergency personnel went to the 2100 block of 14th Street SE about 4:21 p.m. on July 25...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Homicide, Juvenile Justice, The District  
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Arrest after alleged Va. carjacking

A Springfield man has been arrested and charged with stealing a van with three children inside, Fairfax County Police said Monday. A woman was sitting her car in the parking lot of the Shoppers Food Warehouse at 13920 Lee Jackson...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fairfax  
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3 killed over weekend in Pr. George's

Three people were shot and killed and two others wounded in three separate incidents in Prince George’s County Saturday, authorities said Monday. The violence began just before 1 a.m. in the 3800 block of Regency Parkway in the Suitland area,...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 2, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Felony cruelty charges for Va. teacher

A veteran Fairfax County special education teacher at Centreville-area Deer Park Elementary has been charged with felony cruelty to children for allegedly mistreating two boys with autism who were in her classroom, according to county police and a spokesman for...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | August 2, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fairfax, Mary Pat Flaherty, Schools, Virginia  
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Police still unraveling catering hall fight

Prince George's County police are still trying to sort out what happened during a Sunday night fight outside a Lanham-area catering hall, authorities said Monday. Four people were stabbed and wounded during the fight, according to police. One was critically...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Coast Guard to watch for bow riding

One of the most likely ways to get killed or maimed on a boat is to ride on the front, or bow, U.S. Coast Guard officials warned while announcing a crackdown on the practice beginning Sunday. State officials also said...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Region  
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Arrests in Md. museum break-in

St. Mary's County authorities have arrested two northern Virginia men for breaking into the St. Clement's Island Museum. Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the museum at about 1 a.m. Friday....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  St. Mary's  
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New Market man dies in cart crash

A Maryland man is dead after losing control of his golf cart in a park and plunging over a 15-foot embankment into the Potomac River. Sixty-year-old Marshall Marks of New Market died early Sunday....

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Frederick  
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Police ID Pr. George's homicide victim

Police have identified the man shot and killed in an SUV at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the Fort Washington area Wednesday as 32-year-old William Guatney of Southeast Washington. Police are still searching for suspects in...

By Matt Zapotosky  | August 2, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Laser pointers in Ocean City's spotlight

Officials in Ocean City are set to enact new, stricter regulations for laser pointers after an explosion in popularity. The Ocean City Council is looking to ban youths under 18 from buying or possessing the pointers and requiring vendors explain...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Trial for Va. man who aided jailbreak

A man accused of helping his brother plan a jail escape that led to two slayings is going on trial. Michael Morva's trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court in Harrisonburg. He is charged with conspiring...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Charges for stroller-pushing Ohio dad

An Ohio man faces charges for pushing a baby stroller -- with his kids in it -- while intoxicated, according to this report: 24-year-old Steven Melendez says his sons,who are one and three years-old, mean the world to him. However,...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 2, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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