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Crime Scene: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

2 Va. high school coaches arrested

Two Gainesville men associated with Stonewall Jackson High School were arrested Friday, one for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old female and the other for possession of drugs, Prince William police said. William Hayes Dignan, 42, a teacher and...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Pr. William, Schools  
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After 15 years in prison, man cleared

A Montgomery County man who spent 15 years in prison for murder was cleared of the charge this week after a jury heard new DNA evidence and emotional testimony from the defendant himself. A lawyer for Jermaine Arrington also argued...

By Dan Morse  | October 29, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Man sentenced in road-rage slaying

A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a Silver Spring man to 15 years to life in prison on Friday after an argument with another driver in 1990 turned deadly.

By Keith L. Alexander  | October 29, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District  
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Shooter may be Marine, FBI says

Authorities said Friday that they think the shooter who has fired on three government buildings in the Washington area in recent days -- and may have shot, for a second time, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps overnight...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Paul Duggan, Pr. William, Updates  
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Video released after D.C. killing

D.C. police released surveillance video showing the faces of several people described as "persons of interest" in the investigation of an Oct. 10 homicide in Southeast Washington. The video, released in connection with the slaying of 21-year-old Mujahid Taalibdin, shows...

By Paul Duggan  | October 29, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crime, Seen, Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Man found dead by Md. tracks ID'd

The man whose body was found dead near CSX train tracks in Rockville Tuesday was identified as William Donahoe, 26, of Rockville. It's not known when Donahoe was hit by a train, according to a Friday morning press release from...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Updates  
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No proceedings in Levy death trial

There will be no proceedings Friday in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing D.C. intern Chandra Levy in 2001. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher reserves most Fridays in his courtrooms for sentencings, preliminary hearings and...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Abuelazam attacked officer in jail: Report

A sheriff says jail officers used a stun gun to subdue a man accused of a series of fatal stabbings in Flint, Mich. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell tells The Flint Journal that Elias Abuelazam tried to punch a sergeant...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Homicide, Loudoun, Updates  
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Fake Md. cop molested boy: Police

A Baltimore man is accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a 14-year-old boy. Forty-seven-year-old Mark Citro was charged Thursday with offenses including sexual abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Baltimore, Sex Crimes  
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Jail for fake cancer scammer in Md.

A woman who pretended to be terminally ill with stomach cancer and stole money from friends has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Thirty-eight-year-old Dina Perouty Leone of Rosedale was also ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution at sentencing...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cons & Scams, From the Courthouse, Maryland  
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Candy trail helps nab suspects

Two men were charged with burglary in California after officers investigating a stolen candy machine followed a candy trail in one of their homes according to this report: On Tuesday around 8 p.m., Modesto Police officers were called to the...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Woman pleads guilty in NIH funds theft

An Upper Marlboro woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $1.9 million from the federal government by using her position as a sub-contractor to double-bill for projects related to the expansion of the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | October 28, 2010; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Financial Crimes, Maryland, Montgomery, Spencer S. Hsu  
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3rd shooting at military building linked

Authorities have linked a shooting this week at a vacant Marine Corps recruiting office in Fairfax County to two other recent attacks on U.S. military buildings in Northern Virginia. FBI officials said Thursday that ballistics tests linked bullets found at...

By Maria Glod  | October 28, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Josh White, Maria Glod, Updates  
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Evidence questioned in Levy death trial

The trial of the man accused of killing Chandra Levy wrapped up its fourth day of testimony this afternoon with more grim glimpses into the evidence recovered in Rock Creek Park more than a year after Levy's 2001 disappearance. Ingmar...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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More police testimony at Levy trial

The D.C. police officer who was the lead evidence technician in the Chandra Levy investigation displayed in court today the dirt-encrusted T-shirt that was recovered near where Levy's skull was found in Rock Creek Park. Officer John Allie, a 24-year-veteran,...

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Va. seminary fire ruled accidental

The fire that caused $2.5 million in estimated damages to the Immanuel Chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary last week was ruled accidental. The National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, completed an investigation of...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fires & Fire Safety, Updates  
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Police testifty at Levy trial

The police officer who first responded to the discovery of a skull that turned out to be Chandra's Levy's in 2002 testified Thursday that he and other officers swiftly secured the area for investigators. U.S. Park Police Lt. Dennis Bosak,...

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Arrest in 2004 Charles Co. homicide

Charles County detectives have arrested a Virginia man in the Thanksgiving 2004 shooting death of Chris Mader, 23, who was killed in an apparent botched robbery shortly after leaving his bartending job at a Bennigan's restaurant in Waldorf. Matthew Derek...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | October 28, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charles, Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates, Virginia  
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Man shot dead in Southeast D.C.

A Capitol Heights man was found fatally shot Wedneday night in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said. A police spokesman said the victim, identified as Darnell Lucas, 37, was found in the 2700 block of Langston Place about 10 p.m. by...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Man charged in decade-old sex case

A 44-year-old Vermont man, previously found not guilty of sex offenses when he lived in Maryland, was arrested Wednesday on charges of abusing a young girl from 1999 to 2001 in Montgomery County, according to police and court records. Fernando...

By Dan Morse  | October 28, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Complaint over dog shooting filed

The animal rescue group whose dog was shot and killed by a D.C. police officer in the middle of a crowded festival in Adams Morgan in September has filed a complaint with the D.C. government's Office of Police Complaints about...

By Matt Zapotosky  | October 28, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Matt Zapotosky, The District, Updates  
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Levy case: Guandique's girlfriend, FBI on stand

The fourth day of testimony at the Chandra Levy murder trial on Thursday picked up where it left off. Iris Portillo, Ingmar Guandique's ex-girlfriend, wrapped up her testimony this morning with another awkward exchange with the prosecution....

By Washington Post editors  | October 28, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Kevin Ricks sentenced in Pr. William

Kevin Ricks, the former Osbourn High School teacher who admitted sexually molesting a 16-year-old boy, was sentenced Thursday to one year in the Prince William County jail. Prince William County Circuit Court Judge WIlliam D. Hamblen suspended four years of...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Josh White, Pr. William, Sex Crimes, Updates  
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Man shot dead in Capitol Heights

A man was killed early Thursday morning in Capitol Heights, authorities said. The incident occurred about 5 a.m. in the 900 block of Drum Avenue, near the intersection with Fable Street, authorities said. Prince George's County police officers were called...

By Matt Zapotosky  | October 28, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Week's last day of Levy trial testimony

Prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial expect to call additional witnesses Thursday they hope will testify to seeing scratches on Ingmar Guandique's body around the time Levy disappeared on May 1, 2001. On Wednesday, both prosecutors and defense attorneys...

By Keith L. Alexander  | October 28, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Conviction for former Va. detective

A retired Norfolk police detective has been convicted on two counts of extortion and one count of lying to the FBI. The Virginian-Pilot reports that a federal jury acquitted Robert Glenn Ford on two other extortion counts Wednesday....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Biker gang trial in Va. goes to jury

The federal racketeering case against the national president of the Outlaws motorcycle gang and three of his associates is going to a jury in Virginia. Closing arguments are set for Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Gangs, Updates, Virginia  
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Md. man denies 3 killings in testimony

During the trial, at the request of the state

By Ruben Castaneda  | October 28, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's crime, Scottie Beats murder  
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Mother turns in son after police release photo

A man in the UK who robbed an oddsmaking establishment got in trouble -- with the police and with his mother -- when he removed his mask in front of a security camera, according to this report: Lorenzo Mason's mistake...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 28, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Fairfax City bar owner convicted of arson

One of the owners of Bridges Billiards and Grill in Fairfax City was convicted by a federal court jury Wednesday of setting fire to the Main Street bar after a Halloween night party last year. Ajmal A. Aman, 29, of Herndon, was one of six owners of Bridges, court records showed, and served as the company's treasurer. After the bar closed at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, a fire broke out at 3:30 a.m. Fairfax City fire marshals quickly suspected arson due to the smell of ignitable liquid, and Aman, whose clothes had the same odor, admitted he was the only person there when the fire occurred.

By Tom Jackman  | October 27, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fairfax, Fires & Fire Safety, From the Courthouse, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Police probe two D.C. shootings

Two people were shot in separate incidents Wednesday afternoon in Northeast and Southeast Washington, authorities said. In the first incident, officers responded to the 1700 block of Trinidad Avenue NE and found an adult male at about 2 p.m,. police...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, The District  
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Judge: D.C. police broke whistleblower act

A D.C. Superior Court judge upheld a jury's finding that the District police violated the city's whistleblower act when they suspended a police officer in 2005. The officer was suspended after informing city officials that the department allegedly brokered an...

By Maria Glod  | October 27, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, The District, Updates  
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Levy suspect's ex-girlfriend testifies

The ex-girlfriend of Ingmar Guandique took the witness stand Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, recounting her relationship with the man charged with killing Chandra Levy in 2001. Iris Portillo, who dated Guandique for several months in 2000 and 2001 and...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Pair accused of drug-making released

Two young men accused of manufacturing a hallucinogenic drug in a Georgetown dorm room were ordered released Wednesday into the custody of their fathers and were allowed to return to Massachusetts. Charles Smith, a freshman in Georgetown's School of Foreign...

By Washington Post editors  | October 27, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, Schools, The District, Updates  
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Man who found Levy's remains testifies

The man who first found some of Chandra Levy's remains in Rock Creek Park testified in D.C. Superior Court Wednesday that the police officers who responded to his call "traipsed" up and down the site, making light of the find...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Suspect hurt on day Levy disappeared: Landlord

A woman who knew Ingmar Guandique testified Wednesday morning that Guandique showed up looking battered and saying he had been in a fight with his girlfriend on the day Chandra Levy disappeared. Guandique, who is charged with killing Levy, is...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Police: Teen is 'suspect' in prof slaying

Montgomery County detectives searched the home of an 18-year-old District man Tuesday night, and found "items of evidentiary value" related to the murder investigation of American University accounting professor Sue Ann Marcum, a police spokesman said Wednesday. The 18-year-old, Deandrew...

By Dan Morse  | October 27, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery  
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Facebook used to remember professor

As Montgomery County detectives continue to pursue leads in the case of slain American University professor Sue Ann Marcum, those who knew her -- and some who didn't -- have turned to Facebook to keep her memory alive. A tribute...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Homicide, Montgomery, Schools, Updates  
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Jail for Md. man after sword threat

A Hagerstown man who took a sword to a house in Sharpsburg and threatened a group of people has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Twenty-five-year-old Russell Stover pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced on Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Grant to help addicted Md. inmates

The Washington County, Md., Health Department has been awarded $300,000 in federal funding to help drug- and alcohol-addicted inmates return to society. The money, to be used over two years, assist former inmates in finding jobs, housing and substance abuse...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat  
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Former Va. inmate refuses $226K payoff

A Virginia man who spent eight years in prison for a rape he didn't commit is refusing a $226,000 state payoff, saying it comes with too many strings attached. Victor Burnette received the settlement in August, but has refused to...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Prosecution moving quickly in Levy killing trial

Prosecutors are expected to call additonal District police detectives, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials to the witness stand today in the third day of testimony in the trial fo the man accused of murdering Chandra Levy. On Tuesday,...

By Keith L. Alexander  | October 27, 2010; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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Arrest after salad dressing stickup attempt

A teenager in Florida was arrested after he tried to hold up a convenience store using a bottle of salad dressing -- and had a gun turned on him for his trouble, according to this report: The bottle of salad...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat  
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Man, 24, shot dead in D.C.

A 24-year-old District man was found fatally shot late Monday in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Police heard gunshots in the area of the 900 block of Westminster Street NW about 11:30 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 27, 2010; 1:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Martin Weil, The District  
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Pr. George's officer indicted in gun case

The Prince George's County police narcotics detective who was being investigated for losing track of more than 20 firearms he seized while working for a state-run gun task force was indicted Tuesday on 13 criminal charges of theft and misconduct in office, according to a law enforcement source and online court records.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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Pentagon, Marine Corps museum shots linked

The FBI on Tuesday opened an investigation into three unexplained shootings at military installations in Northern Virginia over the past 10 days. The first shooting, which broke upper-level windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle just...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fairfax, Josh White, Pr. William, Updates  
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Levy trial testimony on home, accounts

After hearing the stoic testimony of Chandra Levy's father early Tuesday afternoon, the jury in the trial of the man accused of killing the 24-year-old federal intern in 2001 heard some of the more prosaic elements of the government's case...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Updates  
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2nd guilty plea in Md. firefighter arson

Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 3.

By Ruben Castaneda  | October 26, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates  | Tags:  Prince George's crime, Riverdale, arson  
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Levy's father takes the stand

Chandra Levy's father took the stand this afternoon in D.C. Superior Court in the trial of the man charged with killing his daughter nearly a decade ago. Robert Levy, 64, spoke softly and betrayed more than a bit of melancholy...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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15-yr-old charged in Fairfax killing

A 15-year-old Fairfax County boy was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the stabbing death of another teenager in the Rose Hill area of eastern Fairfax. Police believe Wyatt Campbell, 18, was involved in an altercation with two other...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, Homicide, Tom Jackman  
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Md. man faces 'Peeping Tom' charges

A Frederick man indicted Friday has been hit with 36 counts alleging burglary, sex offense and theft charges, Frederick police announced Tuesday. Robert A. Onley, 36, of the 2400 block of Shaker Lane was arrested Sept. 11 in Frederick after...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Frederick  
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Condit's name emerges at Levy trial

A D.C. police sergeant who oversaw the first weeks of the Chandra Levy investigation in 2001 testified Tuesday that he thought that the probe was becoming too focused on Gary Condit, the married California congressman who had been dating Levy...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Day 2 in Chandra Levy case

Testimony is under way on the second day of the Chandra Levy trial. Tuesday morning, another of the women who was attacked by Ingmar Guandique in 2001 in Rock Creek Park took the witness stand in D.C. Superior Court to...

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Plate sensor leads officers to suspect

A major break in the high-profile slaying of American University professor Sue Ann Marcum came when a license plate recognition sensor in D.C. transmitted a message to police that the woman's Jeep, which had been reported stolen, was in the...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Guilty pleas for Va. couple in drug case

Federal prosecutors say three people involved in a drug ring in the Hampton Roads area have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Fred Phillip Wills Jr. and his 29-year-old wife Makishea Bobbi Wills entered guilty pleas Monday in...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Narcotics, Updates, Virginia  
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Arrest after slain professor's Jeep found

D.C. police have arrested an 18-year-old man who was driving a Jeep Cherokee that belonged to the American University professor found slain inside her Montgomery County home Monday morning. Deandrew Hamlin, 18, was driving on Benning Road NE late Monday...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Homicide, Montgomery, The District, Updates  
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Life in prison for daughter's killing

A Chesapeake man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his 5-year-old daughter. Joshua Sawyer pleaded guilty in May to Carly Sawyer's June 2009 death. He was sentenced Monday, as first reported by WAVY-TV of Portsmouth....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Virginia  
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Dog alerts owner to Md. house fire

Fire officials say a dog alerted a homeowner to a fire in their house in Hagerstown. It happened Sunday afternoon. Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Buck Fraley says the dog was lying on the homeowner's lap when it jumped down,...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland  
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Rae Carruth wants conviction overturned

Lawyers for former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth are asking a federal appeals court in Virginia to reconsider his conviction for plotting to kill his pregnant girlfriend. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Second attacked jogger expected to testify in Levy death trial

In the second day of testimony in the Chandra Levy murder trial Tuesday, prosecutors are expected to call the second female jogger that Ingmar Guandique admitted to attacking in Rock Creek Park around the same time Levy disappeared. Christy Wiegand...

By Keith L. Alexander  | October 26, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mass. woman claims she stole wrong car

A Massachusetts woman who admitted to stealing a car said she intended to steal a different one, according to this report: Melissa Urban, 43, told police she thought she was stealing her boyfriend's car from the Chicken Bone on Waverly...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Authorities seek cause of chapel fire

Authorities on Monday combed the wreckage of a burned historic chapel on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. They hope to determine the cause of the fire in coming days, authorities said. Agents from the Bureau of...

By Maria Glod  | October 25, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Fires & Fire Safety, Maria Glod, Updates  
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More testimony in Chandra Levy case

A Northwest Washington woman took the stand this afternoon in the trial of Ingmar Guandique to testify about an encounter she says she had with a man resembling Guandique in the spring of 2001 in Rock Creek Park, around the...

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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IDs in Georgetown drug lab arrests

Update, 4 p.m.: Federal officials have dropped the charges against John Romano. Smith and Perrone appeared in U.S. District Court in D.C. and were ordered held until a detention hearing later this week. They are charged with conspiracy to manufacture...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Josh White, Narcotics, Schools, The District, Updates  
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40 years for 2009 Herndon murder

A Fairfax County teenager who admitted strangling and stabbing his girlfriend to death last year was given the maximum sentence, 40 years, for second-degree murder on Friday by a Fairfax judge. Siobhan L. Russell, 19, was found slain inside the Herndon-area bedroom of Lee T. Wiggins on April 12, 2009. Wiggins was 17 at the time but prosecuted as an adult, as Virginia law requires for all murder suspects 14 or older.

By Tom Jackman  | October 25, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Juvenile Justice, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Attempted murder charge in fire attack

Howard County police have charged a homeless man in a warrant with setting his girlfriend on fire, leaving her with severe burns. Forty-eight-year-old Richard Rodola faces charges of attempted murder, assault and arson for the attack on the woman, whose...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Homicide suspected in Md. death

A 52-year-old woman was found dead in her Glen Echo-area home, Montgomery County Police said Monday, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Police found signs of forced entry and a struggle at the home of Sue Ann...

By Dan Morse  | October 25, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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New Md. administrative judge looks to technology

Tillerson Adams has been gearing up for her new post

By Ruben Castaneda  | October 25, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda  | Tags:  Prince George's crime, Prince George's justice  
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Motorcyclist killed in Fairfax accident

A Prince George's County man was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into a sport-utility vehicle in the Annandale area of Fairfax County, Fairfax police said Monday.

By Tom Jackman  | October 25, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Arrest after Springfield shooting

An 18-year-old Lorton man was arrested and charged with malicious wounding after a Saturday night shooting near a Springfield hotel. William C. Richards, of the 7600 block of Sheffield Village Lane, was arrested Sunday and is being held at the...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Testimony begins in Levy case

Update, 1:10 p.m.: Opening statements are complete and testimony has begun. One of the women attacked by Ingmar Guandique in Rock Creek Park in 2001 took the witness stand Monday afternoon to recount her harrowing encounter with the man on...

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Police: Scooter victim dies in hospital

A 16-year-old scooter passenger, struck by a hit-and-run driver seven days ago in Rockville, died late last night at a hospital, officials said Monday. Police anticipate that charges will be filed against the driver whose Mercedes Benz struck the scooter,...

By Dan Morse  | October 25, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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1-year sentence after daughter's shooting

A Marine security officer who was practicing drawing his handgun and accidentally shot his 9-month-old daughter to death has been sentenced to a year in jail. Twenty-six-year-old Colton Jack Luman pleaded guilty in June to involuntary manslaughter in Chesapeake Circuit...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police investigating Leesburg attack

Authorities in Loudoun County are investigating a Sunday incident in which three males were assaulted, and one possibly stabbed, in Leesburg, according to the county sheriff's office. Deputies responded to the emergency room of INOVA Loudoun Hospital Sunday night, where...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New search for man killed in 1969

Investigators from New York plan to return to Virginia to search for the body of a man killed in 1969. New York authorities believe 22-year-old Dave Bacon was buried near the James River, but an earlier attempt to locate...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homicide, Unsolved, Virginia  
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Md. man charged with lawn sign theft

Anne Arundel County police say a Glen Burnie man has been charged with stealing lawn signs urging voters to approve a slots parlor. Police say officers arrested David Corrigan about 4 a.m. Saturday after they saw him knocking down a...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Twin scammers sentenced in N.Y.

A pair of identical twin thieves was sentenced Friday to prison for scamming more than $2 million from dozens of people by making phony promises of can’t-lose investments. Makara and Tsele Nkhereanye were sentenced to 3½ to 10½ years behind...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Man arrested in burning of woman

A man accused of setting a woman on fire was arrested Saturday night by Howard County police. Police have not confirmed the identity of the man, who is believed to be homeless....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 1:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Police errors expected to figure prominently in Levy trial

Cold cases are often the most difficult for prosecutors to win. The nine-year-old case of who killed Chandra Levy provides an even more daunting challenge because of errors made by police early in the investigation, observers and lawyers on both...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 1:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates  
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