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Crime Scene: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Woman assaulted in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County Police say a 52-year-old woman was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning near Georgia Ave. in Aspen Hill.

By Washington Post Editors  | November 20, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Montgomery  
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2 arrested in teen's death

A 15-year-old boy walking home from Osbourn High School in Manassas was stabbed and killed Friday afternoon, police said.

By William Wan  | November 20, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gangs, Manassas  
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Top D.C. police official put on leave

A top official of the D.C. police department has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations that she was involved in "compromising" a test given to members of the department's command staff, the department said Friday. The official, Assistant...

By Paul Duggan  | November 19, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Internal Affairs, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Levy death trial off until Monday

The jury in the trial of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy concluded its third day of deliberations late Friday afternoon. The panel sent its first substantive question this afternoon, asking the judge to provide a definition of assault...

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 19, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, The District, Updates  
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$350K jewel theft at Va. motel: Police

Prince William County police are looking for two men they say pulled off one of the highest-dollar robberies ever to take place in the county after they stole $350,000 in jewelry from a guest staying at the Super 8 Motel...

By Jennifer Buske  | November 19, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Pr. William  
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Levy jury sends its first substantive note

The jury deciding the fate of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy asked Friday afternoon for the judge to provide a definition of assault. It was the first substantive question from the jury, now in its third day of...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 19, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District  
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Woman set on fire in Md. dies

A Laurel woman who was found in the woods with severe burns in late October died from her injuries, Howard County police said Friday. Pamela Myers, 37, of no fixed address, had been in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 19, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Fires & Fire Safety, Howard, Updates  
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Fairfax Police: Serial burglar nabbed

A man suspected of committing more than 100 burglaries in Fairfax County in recent months was arrested early Wednesday in Potomac, Md., after police watched him break into two cars and also found evidence that he'd burglarized a home there. The man, Brad K. Edmonds, 34, of Oxon Hill, has not been charged in the Fairfax burglary string. But he was charged in Montgomery County with 13 felonies, including three gun counts apparently related to the theft of a rifle taken from a Potomac home on Monday night or early Tuesday. Montgomery police said the rifle was found in Edmonds' residence on Kennebec Street during a search on Wednesday.

By Tom Jackman  | November 19, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Fairfax, Montgomery, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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D.C. man, 20, killed in N.Y. crash

A 20-year-old District man was killed in a Thursday night crash in Central Islip, N.Y., police said. Benjamin Cecil, a New York Institute of Technology student, was hit by a car while crossing the street around 6:25 p.m., the Suffolk...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 19, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents  
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Murder indictment for Fairfax man

A Fairfax County man, who had previously fought with a neighbor after a traffic altercation, has been indicted for murder and three other felonies after allegedly invading the neighbor's home, tying him up and then shooting him in the head. Stephen A. Carr, 48, was watching a Redskins game with his girlfriend in his home in the Springfield area on Sept. 12 when a man burst in and ordered them to the floor at gunpoint. Carr's girlfriend, Rina Cabrera, testified last month that she did not recognize the man, but Carr and the man had had an altercation in front of Carr's house in June and the man -- David A. Patton, 44 -- was due in court later that week to face an assault charge.

By Tom Jackman  | November 19, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Homicide, Tom Jackman, Updates  
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Woman, 20, dies after Va. crash

A 20-year-old Falls Church area woman, who police say allowed an unlicensed teenager to drive her car while she was a passenger, has died from injuries sustained when the teenager lost control of the car and drove down an embankment,...

By Tom Jackman  | November 19, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents  
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Jail for woman in bridal veil assault

A Hagerstown woman who assaulted a neighbor in his home while wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil is going to prison. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Melissa Wagaman Thursday to five years in prison....

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  | November 19, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Updates  
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Three charged in Va. jewelry store heist

Two men and a woman have been charged with burglary and other counts in connection with a November jewelry store heist in Woodbridge, police said Thursday. Burglars broke into a business connected to Darien Jewelers, at 2816 Prince William Parkway,...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 19, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. William  
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New police chief named in Laurel

Richard P. McLaughlin has been named chief of the Laurel Police Department, Mayor Craig A. Moe announced Thursday. McLaughlin, who will replace David Crawford, was serving as acting chief....

By David P. Marino-Nachison  | November 19, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, Pr. George's  
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Man found dead after shooting wife

A suspect in a domestic shooting in Randallstown has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Rob McCullough says officers entered the home shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday and found the body of...

By the Associated Press  | November 19, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Review of Pr. George's police employment

Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto Hylton has convened a group of four police supervisors, a union official and a community activist to review the department's secondary-employment policies in the wake of federal charges against three officers charged with conspiring...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 19, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Man charged with impersonating cop indicted

A Baltimore man accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a teenage boy has been indicted on several charges. The city state's attorney's office announced Thursday that 47-year-old Mark Citro was indicted by a grand jury on...

By the Associated Press  | November 19, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Updates  
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Md. juvenile services chief to step down

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Donald DeVore said Thursday he won't seek reappointment to the post, after a difficult tenure marked by a critical state audit and a variety of unfavorable reports by an independent state monitor. DeVore, 61,...

By the Associated Press  | November 19, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Juvenile Justice, Maryland  
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Man charged with turkey-in-pants denies it

It's not often that we update these out-of-town "offbeat" items, but given the subject, why not? The New York man charged with stuffing a turkey down his pants not long ago said he wasn't doing what he was accused of;...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 19, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Offbeat, Updates  
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Plea deal postponed in principal case

An anticipated plea deal in the case of slain principal Brian Betts was postponed Thursday so defense attorneys could sort through legal issues that are part of the agreement. The defendant, Sharif Lancaster, 19, is due back in court Tuesday...

By Dan Morse  | November 18, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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2nd arrest for cop accused in gun case

The suspended Prince George's County police officer charged with re-selling guns he seized from criminals was arrested in Annapolis last week for stashing a 10-inch bayonet in his SUV, authorities said. Juan Carter, 36, of Bowie, was charged Nov. 12...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 18, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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No verdict Thursday in Levy case

The jury in the trial of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy concluded its second day of deliberations late Thursday afternoon. The jury is expected to resume deliberations on Friday morning. More on this story: Full coverage | Major...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 18, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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Man robs Md. bank, pedals away

A man who robbed a Montgomery County bank and fled on a bicycle this week may be responsible for five area bank jobs at three different banks. In the latest heist, about 11 a.m. Tuesday, a man entered the M...

By Dan Morse  | November 18, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's exec.-elect urged to keep Hylton

Three Prince George's police officers were recently arrested as part of a federal investigation into drug running and cigarette smuggling. A fourth was indicted for selling guns he had taken off the streets back to criminals. Others have faced comparatively...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 18, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates  
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Steroid charges dropped in FBI case

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges without prejudice against three Washington area FBI agents and an analyst who were arrested Sept. 15 for allegedly covering up their use of steroids and human growth hormone. The government reserved the right to bring...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | November 18, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu, The District  
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Body in box on Md. highway identified

A body found Monday in a cardboard box in Frederick County was that of a District man who had been shot to death, according to D.C. police, who said they have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in...

By Paul Duggan  | November 18, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Frederick, Homicide, Paul Duggan, The District  
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Man charged in D.C. homicide

D.C police detectives have made an arrest in the October shooting death of Angelo Jones. Rickey Pharr, 26, of Northeast Washington, was charged with first degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting, which happened Oct. 2 in...

By Allison Klein  | November 18, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, The District  
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Man who tried to stop robbery is killed

Misael Abdias Flores was at his local wings and pizza restaurant in Glen Burnie Friday night grabbing a bite to eat when four men came in wearing masks, weilding guns and announced a robbery. Flores who was standing next...

By Allison Klein  | November 18, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel, Homicide  
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Levy deliberations begin

The jury in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy, resumed deliberations Thursday morning. Jurors were to reconvene at 9:30 a.m., but problems with security procedures at D. C Superior Court created long delays for...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 18, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide  
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New prison for Va. Rastafarian inmates

Several Rastafarian and other inmates who have been held in isolation for refusing to cut their hair are being moved to a prison where they can live together. The Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday that 31 inmates have been transferred...

By the Associated Press  | November 18, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Animal neglect charges for Va. man

A Thaxton, Va., man faces animal neglect charges stemming from the seizure of more than 100 dogs and cats from his mobile home. The Roanoke Times reports that Ronald Lee Snellings remains free on bond....

By The Roanoke Times  | November 18, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Virginia  
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Videophone coming to Va. prison

A Virginia prison will become the first major institution in the country to install a videophone so deaf inmates can communicate with family and friends, as part of the recent settlement of a lawsuit. A group of deaf and hard...

By the Associated Press  | November 18, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Guilty plea for Pa. 'mummy bandit'

A Philadelphia man dubbed "the mummy bandit" for using gauze bandages to conceal his face has pleaded guilty in five bank heists. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Hiram Joseph Adams is the man behind the mummy mask....

By the Associated Press  | November 18, 2010; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another plea in principal case

Sharif Lancaster, arrested in connection with the murder of Washington principal Brian Betts, has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges of robbery and use of a handgun during a felony, according to Montgomery County Circuit Court records filed today....

By Dan Morse  | November 17, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Jury in Levy death trial leaves for day

The jury weighing the fate of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy concluded its first day of deliberations shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The jury of nine women and three men is to resume deliberations at about 9:30 a.m....

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 17, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Muslims sue AirTran for discrimination

Nine Muslim American passengers from the Washington area sued AirTran Airways in federal court Wednesday, alleging that the airline discriminated against them by removing them from a Jan. 1, 2009, flight out of Reagan National Airport and refusing to rebook them.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | November 17, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Video: SUV hits tanker truck

Police arrested a man after he led officers on a high-speed chase through South Florida, a chase that ended with his vehicle crashing into the back of a fuel tanker. He was wanted in a robbery....

By Washington Post Editors  | November 17, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Liquor board rejects DC9 reopening

The owners of District club DC9 lost a bid Wednesday to reopen after members of the District's Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration unanimously voted to keep it shuttered in the wake of an October incident in which five club employees were...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  | November 17, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District, Updates  
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Levy death trial jury deliberations begin

The jury in the trial of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy began its deliberations shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, a D.C Superior Court spokeswoman said. The panel heard closing arguments on Tuesday....

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 17, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fifth man charged in Loudoun mob assault

A fifth man turned himself in to Loudoun authorities in connection with Friday's mob assault and stabbing in Community Plaza in Sterling. Fredy F. Alfaro, 19, of Reston, was charged with simple assault by mob, according to the Loudoun County...

By Allison Klein  | November 17, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Woman wanted in credit card scheme

Anne Arundel police are looking for a woman they believe is part of a scheme to break into cars at schools, parks and other public places, steal credit cards and use them at local grocery stores. The cars have been...

By Allison Klein  | November 17, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Murder charge for D.C. man, 19

D.C. police have arrested a District man in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jamal Wilson. Kwan Kearney, also 19, who lives in Northeast, was taken into custody in connection with Sunday's killing, which happened in the unit block of P...

By Allison Klein  | November 17, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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5 charged in area prostitution ring

Federal prosecutors say five men are facing charges they ran a multi-state prostitution ring. The U.S. Attorney's office announced Tuesday that the five operated brothels in Annapolis, Easton and elsewhere in Maryland, transporting prostitutes from Virginia and Washington....

By the Associated Press  | November 17, 2010; 7:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, The Region, Virginia  
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Police link Prieto to Calif. double murder

Homicide detectives have a linked a man just sentenced to death for two Virginia murders to a 1990 double murder in Riverside County. Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Brown tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise detectives matched the DNA of Alfredo Rolando Prieto to...

By the Press-Enterprise  | November 17, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jail, fine for woman who stole benefits

A Roanoke woman who admitted stealing more than $180,000 in government benefits will spend two years in prison and must repay the money. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Melissa Ann Ferguson pleaded guilty in July to one count of theft...

By the Associated Press  | November 17, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pair stole motorized Wal-Mart cart: Police

A man and woman stole a motorized shopping cart and used it to shuttle themselves to and from a West Virginia strip club, according to this report: The incident happened about 1:40 a.m. along U.S. 60 just east of Huntington....

By Washington Post Editors  | November 17, 2010; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jury gets case in Chandra Levy's death

Jury deliberations in the case of Chandra Levy's death will begin Wednesday morning. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald I. Fisher handed the case to the jury Tuesday afternoon. Ingmar Guandique has been charged with killing Levy in May 2001. More...

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 16, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Condit acted guilty, Sonenberg says

The defense in the trial of Ingmar Guandique wrapped up its closing arguments Tuesday afternoon with an attack on Gary Condit, the man who was once the government's prime suspect in the 2001 death of Chandra Levy. "He did things...

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 16, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Jail for former nonprofit CFO Perry

The former chief financial officer of the National Children's Alliance was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for stealing from the nonprofit group, which helps child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Marvin Perry, 45, of Waldorf pleaded...

By Spencer S. Hsu  | November 16, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More arrests in Friday Sterling attack

Four men have been charged in connection to a Nov. 12 assault and stabbing in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, both of Sterling, were charged Tuesday in the assault...

By Caitlin Gibson  | November 16, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Feds: More bribes in Prince George's

The owners of a Langley Park liquor store and restaurant who were arrested in a broad corruption probe in Prince George's County talked about paying bribes to county officials in conversations captured by FBI wiretaps, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday....

By Ruben Castaneda  | November 16, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Pot charges dropped in Arenstein case

A judge dismissed drug possession charges today against CBS Radio News correspodent Howard l. Arenstein, 60 and his wife, Israeli newspaper journalist Orly (Azoulay) Katz, 57....

By Keith L. Alexander  | November 16, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Levy's death 'ghastly': U.S. Attorney

Update, 2:15 p.m.: The lead defense attorney for the man charged with killing Chandra Levy told the jury Tuesday that the same sort of tunnel vision that led police to focus on Gary Condit has led them to focus on...

By Henri E. Cauvin  | November 16, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Murder charge in domestic case

A man thought to have attacked and killed another man in an apparent case of domestic violence was charged with first-degree murder over the weekend, according to authorities and law enforcement sources. Joseph L. Wills, 19, of District Heights, was...

By Matt Zapotosky  | November 16, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C. man fatally shot in Southwest

A District man was shot to death Monday night in the block where he lived in Southwest Washington, police said. Gregory Joyner, 28, of the 200 block of K Street SW, was found bleeding from wounds by officers responding to...

By Paul Duggan  | November 16, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Closing arguments in Levy death trial

Attorneys in the Chandra Levy murder trial are scheduled to begin closing arguments at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, charged with killing Levy in 2001, rested their case Monday after spending the day attacking the government's star witness....

By Keith L. Alexander  | November 16, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Man, 46, dies in Pr. William crash

A 46-year-old man riding a motorcycle on Lee Highway was killed Sunday night when the rear brake on his Harley Davidson locked, causing an accident, Prince William police said. The man, Jeffrey Scott Graham, of Gainesville, died at a local...

By Allison Klein  | November 16, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Animals nabbed from Md. nature center

Baltimore police are looking for a gecko, an iquana and several other exotic animals taken from a city-run nature center. The theft occurred sometime over the weekend. According to a police report, an employee at the Carrie Murray Nature Center...

By the Associated Press  | November 16, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Va. doesn't need DNA search law: Panel

Virginia likely won't need a new law allowing a controversial form of DNA searches but lawmakers may want to create guidelines for when those searches can be conducted, members of a legislative panel said Monday. The Forensic Science Board, which...

By the Associated Press  | November 16, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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5 stabbed in Md. prison fight

A Maryland corrections spokesman says five inmates were stabbed during a fight at a Baltimore prison. Corrections spokesman Rick Binetti says no officers were injured and none of the injuries to the inmates, who were taken to area hospitals, were...

By the Associated Press  | November 16, 2010; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Louts routed in the UK

A pair of drunken men in the UK picked a fight with a couple of strangers who turned out to be more prepared than they likely bargained for, according to this report: They had no idea their intended "victims" were...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 16, 2010; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reston murder trial begins

A man who fatally shot his girlfriend in the head inside his Reston apartment last year went on trial Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court for murder. Karen Deck, 42, was found dead on Oct. 24, 2009, inside the apartment of Ronald L. Robertson Jr., 46, who lived on Winterthur Lane in the Hunters Woods section of Reston. Fairfax Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Kelly Pearson said Monday that Robertson did not call police on the day he shot Deck, and only after he called his parents seeking help did they notify the authorities.

By Tom Jackman  | November 15, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Inmate testifies at Levy trial

Defense lawyers on Monday took their best shot at countering the most damaging prosecution testimony in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy. Seeking to rebut an ex-cellmate who says Guandique admitted killing Levy, the...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 15, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Photo of baby found near church released

Police have released a photo of the baby found outside the Saint Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church on Sunday. The baby was found in a hot pink bag, a photo of which was also released Monday by the Fairfax County...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 15, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Some charges dropped in Levy case

A day before the case against Ingmar Guandique is expected to go to the jury, prosecutors have dropped the kidnapping and attempted robbery charges that had been filed in the death of Chandra Levy. The statute of limitations on the...

By Henry Cauvin  | November 15, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Two charged in Sunday Sterling assault

Two men were charged Sunday in connection to a Nov. 12 assault and stabbing in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling, were charged in the...

By Caitlin Gibson  | November 15, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Alleged molester's plea deal rejected

A Fairfax County judge on Monday rejected a plea agreement for the former pastor of a Fairfax church, who admitted molesting two boys in the 1990s, because the agreement did not put the pastor behind bars.

By Tom Jackman  | November 15, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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A first look at the Levy jury

The judge in the trial of Ingmar Guandique released some basic biographical information today about the 16 jurors, including four alternates, who are hearing evidence in the case involving the death of Chandra Levy in D.C. Superior Court. The information...

By Henri Cauvin  | November 15, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reward in military shootings

With little evidence to go on, the FBI is now offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who can identify the unknown person who shot at military buildings in Northern Virginia five times between Oct. 16 and Nov. 2. The mystery...

By Josh White  | November 15, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Guandique won't take the stand

Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy, will not testify in his trial in D.C. Superior Court.

By Henri Cauvin  | November 15, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Condit's messages to Chandra Levy

For the past three weeks, a jury in D.C. Superior Court has been hearing evidence in the case against Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy. The trial resumes Monday and closing arguments are expected on Tuesday.

By Henri Cauvin and Keith L. Alexander  | November 15, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Chandra Levy, From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District, Updates  
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Vanity plate helps snare suspect

A vanity plate made it easy for police to track down a New Hampshire robbery suspect, according to this report: A person in a nearby parking lot noticed something strange was going on. "He watched her get in the vehicle...

By Washington Post Editors  | November 15, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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