Crime Scene: From the Courthouse


Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Life sentence in Bowie home invasion killing

A Clinton man convicted of robbing and fatally shooting a Bowie laundromat owner inside his home last year has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said Friday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Murder charges dropped in nightclub slaying

No one is charged — or likely will ever be charged — with murder in the March 2011 fatal shooting of 30-year-old Phillip J. Watson.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, From the Courthouse

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Charges dropped in Greenbelt rape case

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against two teenagers who had been charged in a rape near the Greenbelt Metro station last year, saying DNA evidence has exonerated the young men.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Pr. George’s state’s attorney investigator charged with assault, sex offense in alleged fondling incident

The now fired chief investigator with the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office was accused of fondling a legal assistant. He denies the charges.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Sheila Aidoo, conspirator in ‘09 double slaying, pleads guilty

She was convicted Friday of two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Owners, managers of seven Pr. George’s night clubs indicted in broad tax and licensing crackdown

Sixteen charged with tax, alcohol and licensing violations in what prosecutors call a far-reaching crackdown.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Rape suspect ordered held without bond

The suspect in at least some in a spate of high-profile rapes and sexual assaults in the Hyattsville-Mount Rainier area was ordered held without bond Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Assault, gang-related charges for Va. teens in attack on former NFL player

Ed Beard was riding his bicycle when he came upon several youths fighting on a baseball field.

By the Associated Press  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Guilty plea for former Va. guardsman in military equipment theft

Michael W. Tutwiler of Mechanicsville pleaded guilty Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Guilty pleas for Md. man in two killings

Eighteen-year-old Vincent Bunner of Pasadena pleaded guilty Thursday to two separate murders.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in bomb plot

Antonio Martinez, 22, was arrested in December 2010.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Allison Klein, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. officer in hit-and-run

Pfc. David Walter Vogel II entered the plea Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/26/2012

68 years for man after Va. detective’s killing

Marshall Demetrius Moyd was sentenced Wednesday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012

John Hinckley remains deceptive and isolated: Gov’t expert

Hinckley “lies smoothly,” Dr. Raymond Patterson said Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Katherine Driessen  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/25/2012

5 yrs. for Silver Spring man in Glen Burnie killing

Christopher Royal Gayle shot a man dead after a drug deal.

By the Associated Press  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Jury deliberating in Frederick stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force against their son.

By the Associated Press  |  08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Not guilty plea for alleged White House shooter Ortega-Hernandez

Officials say Ortega-Hernandez fired off rifle rounds late Nov. 11 in the hopes of killing Obama.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Plea deal for Fairfax pastor accused of sex abuse

Tommy R. Shelton could face as much as 20 years in prison.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012

10 yrs. for former Va. cop in child pornography case

Thomas Humphries pleaded guilty in July.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Closing arguments due in Md. stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Secret Service agent: Hinckley was ‘fixated’ on bookstore shelf

The agent testified in hearings before a federal judge called to determine whether Hinckley should be granted more freedom from his psychiatric hospital.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Hearings on John Hinckley’s mental state to continue

Testimony resumes Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 01/20/2012

D.C. man given 47 years for 2008 killing

Kerstan Leonard was accused of firing 22 shots into a Southeast apartment building occupied by rival drug dealers.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  06:47 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/20/2012

14 years for D.C. teen in friend’s stabbing death

Derek Johnson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in November.

By Rachel S. Karas  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Prison for Alexandria man after child pornography plea

Patrick Buckley, 64, pleaded guilty Oct. 3.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Court: Judge should have released jury questionnaires in Chandra Levy trial

Three judges ruled that the Post was acting as a “surrogate” for the public and “had a presumptive right of access.”

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s fatal stabbing in D.C.

John W. Smith Jr., 46, had been charged with the killing of Elaine Coleman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Trial to start in Md. after stun gun death

The parents of Jarrel Gray are seeking more than $100 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michael Hughes sworn in as U.S. Marshal for D.C. courts

He’s spent his entire career with the Marshals Service.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prison for trucker after crash killed Md. woman

Douglas Bouch of Greenville, Pa., was sentenced Thursday in Ohio.

By the Associated Press  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Guilty plea for Harry Thomas associate

The plea, entered by Marshall D. Banks, 71, was expected.

By Washington Post Staff  |  10:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Life in prison for Va. man after slaying wife

Eric Dee Abshire maintained his innocence.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prison for Bethesda man in $1.4M fraud scheme

Douglas Skibicki also was ordered to pay restitution.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/12/2012

29 years for Va. woman who set deadly fire

Michelle Yvette Hampton was convicted and sentenced Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

No bail for teen charged in father’s shooting death

Robert C. Richardson III is charged as an adult with first-and-second degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Former Ward 5 ANC commissioner charged with stealing city funds

William C. Shelton was charged Wednesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Md. prisoner’s trial in corrections officer’s death to begin

The trial could test recent changes to Maryland’s death penalty law.

By the Associated Press  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse, Death Penalty

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Life in prison for Va. man after killings

Jamyia Rashad Brothers was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Sentencing scheduled for serial burglar suspected of murder

Jason Scott is scheduled to learn his fate Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Prison for escaped inmate who roamed Hagerstown with gun

He carried a loaded AK-47 on the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Murder trial after 2007 fire at District club begins

Vasile Graure, 41, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012

21 years for driver in I-81 tractor-trailer chase

Thomas McNeel of Pontotoc, Miss., apologized to his victims.

By the Associated Press  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in armed bank robbery

Samuel Sullivan Jr., of Brandywine, faces up to 25 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/22/2011

D.C. man gets more than 5 years in sex abuse

A man who admitted to sexually abusing an intoxicated 13-year-old girl was sentenced to more than five years in prison, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 12/22/2011

10 years for Va. hunter after fatal shooting

An Alleghany County Circuit Court jury found Burrell Hall guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

By the Associated Press  |  04:36 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 12/21/2011

D.C. police officer convicted in stolen iPad case

Dioni Fernandez, 35, was one of three officers arrested on similar charges on March 8.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:51 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Prison for man, woman who prostituted 14-year-old runaway

They pleaded guilty in September, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, David P. Marino-Nachison, The District

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Conviction for man who led I-81 police chase

A Washington County, Md., judge announced the verdict Tuesday for 43-year-old Thomas L. McNeel

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011

15 years for man for role in D.C. cookout shooting

A jury had found Antonio Nero guilty of assault with a dangerous weaponand other offenses.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Judge: Md. man can stand trial in wife’s killing

James Claude Winters is charged with first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Prison for former Charles Co. school official

Rhayda Barnes-Thomas was also ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution

By the Associated Press  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charles, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Md. man convicted in identity theft, card skimming case

Olubunmi Oladapo Komolafe, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced March 9.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Prison for former correctional officer who smuggled phones, drugs

D.C. Superior Court Judge Florence Pan also placed Ryan Motley, 24, on a year of probation.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Another year in mental hospital for Va. killer

Mark T. Zawhorodny’s will remain at Western State Hospital.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Judge: No restitution for family in Md. slaying case

John Wayne Davis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of John R. Fleming.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Harry Thomas settles student loan suit with U.S. government

The agreement, though not its particulars, became public during a hearing Wednesday morning.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011

35 years for Va. man on gang, gun crimes

Kiwanii Edward Mosley was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Friday hearing scheduled for White House shooting suspect Ortega-Hernandez

Preliminary psychiatric screening found him competent to stand trial. But federal prosecutors are asking for more extensive tests.

By Paul Duggan  |  08:22 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Paul Duggan

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Prison for former Va. county official

She embezzled nearly $200,000 from Goochland County while she was its treasurer.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011

7 mos. for former District teacher for failing to register as sex offender

He was arrested the day before his wedding at his fiance’s home in Ohio.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011

3 years, 9 mos. for Md. woman in fatal Dupont Circle hit-and-run

Jorida Davidson is to be retried on more serious charges.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Va. man faces jail after sex with teen while infected with HIV

Andre Russell Harvin pleaded guilty on Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Prison for former Navy commander who defrauded Sept. 11 victims’ fund

The sentencing capped a three-year legal journey for Charles E. Coughlin.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Man facing murder charge still at large, sends lawyer to hearing

“Where is your client?” D.C. Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Motley asked Kevin McCants.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Judge doesn’t want to hand Hinckley freedom decision to doctors

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman said he would rather keep that job.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011

8 years for D.C. man in shooting of transgender woman

Darryl Willard had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/06/2011

John Hinckley ‘doesn’t bother anybody,’ sister testifies

She believes he could safely live full-time in Williamsburg with her mother.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011

John Hinckley’s bookstore visit attracts scrutiny

Lawyers have sparred over whether Hinckley browsed books about Reagan and assassinations.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011

At Hinckley hearings, occasional struggles tracking the women in his life

You might need a cheat sheet.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Transgender Va. inmate wants sex change operation

Ophelia De’Lonta was born a man.

By the Associated Press  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Prison Beat

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Judge: George Huguely’s family can’t testify at sentencing proceedings

Lawyers for George Huguely had sought to lift a ban on such testimony.

By the Associated Press  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Md. man committed after cutting throats of wife, daughters

Fifty-year-old Julio Cesar Esquetini had pleaded guilty to the acts.

By the Associated Press  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2011

In Hinckley hearings, judge alternates between feistiness, humor

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman frequently pops off about society, cracks jokes and scolds attorneys — sometimes all in the same hearing.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Doctor: John W. Hinckley was engaged, then called it off

The presidential assailant had given a woman a number of rings.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Man to stay in prison after overturned conviction

State officials are appealing a federal judge’s ruling overturning the conviction.

By the Associated Press  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Virginia

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Guilty plea in theft of vending machine bill validators

Prosecutors say they were removed and sold on eBay.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Va. judge denies attempt to withdraw plea in child’s death

Aveion Lewis was found wrapped in plastic and tape in a landfill in 2010.

By the Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 11/30/2011

District prosecutor’s budget remains secret

Other U.S. attorneys have made such information public in press releases.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  08:46 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Sentencing on deportation violation for Md. murder suspect

Jose Mejia-Varela is due in court in Baltimore Wednesday morning.

By the Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011

18 years for Southeast man in fatal 2010 shooting

Authorities said Jerome E. Bailey had anger and mental health issues at the time of the killing.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Settlement in Va. Tech student wrongful death suit

The family of Daniel Sun Kim had sought $43 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Public defender, no bond for Ortega-Hernandez

The man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House made his first appearance in court in Washington.

By the Associated Press  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2011

‘Serious misconduct’ in prosecution of Ted Stevens, report says

Stevens, an Alaska Republican, was found guilty by a jury in October 2008 of seven counts of making false statements on financial disclosure statements.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Md. man faces jail in Frederick extortion scheme

The sentencing of 55-year-old Patrick Plunkard is set for Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Guilty plea for man in violent fake ID case

Israel Cruz Millan led a fake ID ring enterprise with roots in Mexico that prosecutors say protected its lucrative turf with beatings and at least one slaying.

By the Associated Press  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Former Va. deputy charged in abduction to return to state

Forty-seven-year-old Ernest Grubbs appeared before a judge in Carter County, Ky., Monday morning.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Court appearance for Va. sheriff charged in teen’s abduction

Ernest Grubbs has been held since Kentucky state troopers captured him Wednesday

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Witness intimidation, retalitation convictions for 3 men

Each faces up to 30 years in prison.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Prison for former church CFO who stole $850,000

Jason T. Reynolds was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for embezzling $850,000 over five years.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Guilty plea for woman in Va. baby’s death

Ashley Meadows faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced in January.

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Third defendant in 2009 D.C. murder sentenced to 20 years

Isiah Genus, 28, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 11/03/2011

D.C. man convicted in man’s 2010 shooting death

A D.C. Superior Court jury also convicted Katrell Henry of three firearms offenses after a six-day trial.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  08:03 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Frederick court clerk retires after 22 years

For Carrie Dillard, managing the daily affairs of Frederick County’s District Court has been a matter of leading by example.

By the Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011

22 prison gang members face racketeering indictment

The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrests of seven defendants.

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Md. judge reprimanded for setting bogus trial date

Circuit judge John McDowell received a written reprimand from the state Commission on Judicial Disabilities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Life without parole for man in fatal stabbing of ex-wife, arson

Damon White’s sentence was handed down Tuesday by a Howard County judge.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Howard

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011

10 years for man after he set fire to Va. city library

Media outlets report that 35-year-old Tyrone Taylor was sentenced Tuesday in Portsmouth Circuit Court.

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Md. man held for court in death of fellow psychiatric patient

The killing of a patient Thursday was the second fatal attack in a week and the third in 13 months at state mental hospital

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Va. man convicted of murder in crash that killed nun

The immigrant’s 2010 crash in Prince William County killed one and maimed two others.

By Jeremy Borden  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011

54 years for woman in brother-in-law’s murder

A Capitol Heights woman convicted of murder in the death of her brother-in-law was sentenced to 54 years in prison Friday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Court upholds dismissal of suit against circus

A federal appeals court is upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists that claims the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus abuses its elephants.

By the Associated Press  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Death penalty possible for convicted Md. killer

A man convicted of killing a Towson gas station owner in a murder-for-hire plot could face the death penalty.

By the Associated Press  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Death Penalty

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Year for mother of baby girl who died from father’s abuse

The mother of a baby girl who was fatally abused by the child’s father has been sentenced to a year in jail for failing to protect her daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Md. man who shot skateboarder pleads guilty

A Calvert County man fed up with skateboarders in his condominium complex pleaded guilty to first-degree assault Monday, admitting he fired his shotgun at fleeing teens

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Calvert, Mary Pat Flaherty, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

40 years for District man in teenage daughter’s killing

The District man who pleaded guilty to killing his teenage daughter after having a long-term sexual relationship with her was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday morning.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Former Jack Abramoff associate sentenced to 20 months in prison

A former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff was sentenced to just under two years in federal prison Wednesday. During an emotional hearing, the former Washington power broker cried and pleaded for mercy.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Murder plea for husband in stabbing of wife in front of children

A District man Tuesday pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the September stabbing of his estranged wife behind a Northeast Washington recreation center.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011

2 years in prison for government worker in kickback scheme

A 45-year-old General Services Administration employee was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for accepting kickbacks from government contractors.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Civil trial in Md. inmate’s bus ride killing

Philip Parker Jr.’s relatives are seeking $21 million plus punitive damages.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Guilty plea in 1980 Md. kidnapping, sex assault

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in a 31-year-old kidnapping and sex assault case in Pennsylvania.

By the Associated Press  |  07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011

No contest plea for Va. woman in boyfriend’s beating death

A 29-year-old Bedford County woman faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to fatally beating her 77-year-old boyfriend with his own cane.

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Reduced charge for Va. woman in 2-year-old’s death

A judge has reduced a murder charge against a Roanoke woman who’s on trial in the death of her 2-year-old son.

By the Associated Press  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Former Va. attorney convicted in $400K theft of client

A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia Beach attorney for bilking around $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Former Virginia police officer sentenced to 20 years for child porn

Fredericksburg man taped sex acts with sleeping and unconscious boy and downloaded child porn using Aquia Harbour police department computer

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Men remain held in alleged Army Corps scheme

Three of the four men accused of participating in what federal prosecutors have called one of the most brazen contracting scams in U.S. government history will be held without bond ahead of a trial.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Jury duty for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Imagine the look on the face of the defendant who gets this prospective juror on a trial.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Defendant’s illness postpones trial in Md. slaying

The trial for a man accused of killing a fellow patient at a state mental hospital has been postponed until February after the defendant became ill.

By the Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Guilty plea by D.C. woman in fraudulent tax return case

A D.C. tax preparer pleaded guilty to charges that she was part of a conspiracy that led to the filing of more than 3,000 fraudulent returns.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, David P. Marino-Nachison, From the Courthouse

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011

15-year-old D.C. youth fit to stand trial, judge rules

A 15-year-old authorities say stood on the awning of his apartment building in May and opened fire on police officers is competent to stand trial, a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Juvenile Justice, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Four arrested in government bribery and contracting scam

Four people were arrested Tuesday in a complex contracting scam involving the Army Corps of Engineers, authorities said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Appeals court upholds D.C. gun ban

A divided appeals court Tuesday upheld a District ban on semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity ammunition clips.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Not guilty plea for Gaithersburg man in deadly Vt. crash

A shackled Norwich University student from Gaithersburg wept as he entered the courtroom where he pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he was drunk when he crashed the car he was driving a day earlier, killing another student and injuring seven others, three of them critically.

By the Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Nearly 97 years for Va. man, 19, in string of convictions

A 19-year-old Norfolk man convicted of several crimes related to robberies in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 97 years in prison.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Jury finds D.C. man guilty of abusing young girl

A 26-year-old District man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing a young girl, authorities said.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Probation for Marion Barry’s son in drug case

The son of D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) was sentenced to 18 months of probation Tuesday morning, two months after pleading guilty to felony drug charges.

By Keith L. Alexander and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Feds: $55M being returned to victims of alleged scam

Authorities are starting to return $55 million swindled from 8,500 victims of an internet-based Ponzi scheme, federal prosecutors say.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Fine for Va. woman in crash that killed off-duty officer

A judge says a Henrico County woman wasn’t driving recklessly when her SUV hit and killed an off-duty police officer riding his motorcycle

By the Associated Press  |  07:55 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Death penalty still possible for Md. inmate: Judge

An Anne Arundel County judge has ruled that the trial of a prisoner charged with killing a correctional officer will remain a death-penalty case.

By the Associated Press  |  08:06 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Md. court upholds death penalty standards

Maryland’s highest court has ruled that the standard jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional.

By the Associated Press  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Death Penalty

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2011

7 years for Md. man who faked death

A defiant Maryland man who faked his death by jumping into the Chesapeake Bay near Virginia Beach has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison, which he says amounts to a death sentence.

By the Associated Press  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The Region

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Guilty pleas for 2 in D.C. teen’s January killing

A District man and a Maryland teenager pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in connection with another teen’s January killing.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Guilty plea for D.C. man in July killing

A 33-year-old D.C. man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed Friday in connection with a July killing in Southeast, authorities said.

By Jimm Phillips  |  07:12 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/09/2011

5 years for Chantilly woman in counterfeiting case

A Chantilly woman was sentenced to five years in prison for selling counterfeit computer networking equipment, laundering money and fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship, authorities said Friday.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Fairfax

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 09/09/2011

40-year sentences for 2 D.C. men in 2009 killing

Two D.C. men were sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man authorities say tried to help a friend after he was shot in Sept. 2009.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  03:47 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Guilty plea for Va. man in $318K Social Security fraud

A Bristol man has pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits and making false statements in an attempt to hide the thefts.

By the Associated Press  |  08:07 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Guilty plea in Md. United Way theft scheme

A Baltimore woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to steal more than $375,000 from the United Way of Central Maryland.

By the Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Va. woman defrauded camp for at-risk youth

A Norfolk woman faces up to 20 years in prison for defrauding a boot camp program for at-risk youth.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Former Va. deputy charged in wife’s death sued

A former Franklin County deputy accused of killing his ex-wife is being sued by the victim’s estate.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Jail for Md. man in string of bank robberies

A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for robberies of banks in Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina and Delaware.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Guilty plea for Chevy Chase man in espionage case

A Chevy Chase man pleaded guilty to attempted espionage in the District’s federal court Wednesday morning.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Two death penalty sentences for Va. inmate

A Virginia inmate who threatened to kill again if he didn’t get the death penalty for slaying another prisoner has gotten his wish.

By the Associated Press  |  08:09 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Death Penalty, Virginia, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Guilty plea scheduled for Md. man in espionage case

A 54-year-old Chevy Chase scientist held by authorities on attempted espionage charges since his arrest in 2009, is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges Wednesday, according to a court docket entry.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Montgomery

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Virginia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girls

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty Monday to prostituting teen girls in a business that served clients across the region, authorities said.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, David P. Marino-Nachison, The Region

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Alleged ‘Quest’ pirate charged in second hijacking

A Somali man — who has already been charged with being a ransom negotiator in the hijacking of an American yacht that ended in the deaths of four U.S. citizens — has been indicted for his role in the pirating of a German vessel, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Around the World

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Murder conviction for man in Baltimore stabbing

A man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins researcher during a robbery last year.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Viola Drath’s husband asked her family about money owed upon her death, court papers say

Viola Drath’s husband gave her family a letter discussing details about money he claimed would be owed him upon her death on the day she was found dead in the bathroom of her Georgetown home, according to court papers.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, The District

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Guilty plea for Va. gang leader

A leader of a Portsmouth gang has pleaded guilty for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.

By The Associated Press  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Gangs, Virginia

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Finance director convicted on charges of stealing more than $500,000 from church

The former chief financial officer of a historic downtown church was convicted of stealing more than $500,000 from the institution over five years.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:54 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Del Quentin Wilber, The District

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 08/16/2011

More than 220 felons, others turn themselves in

More than 220 non-violent felons and others with misdemeanors flocked to a D.C. courthouse Saturday to turn themselves in, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:16 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Military court date for sailor convicted of murder

A sailor who’s already been convicted in a civilian court for the shooting death of an unarmed man outside of a sports bar is set to appear in military court.

By the Associated Press  |  07:29 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Baltimore officer charged with selling heroin detained

A Baltimore police officer charged with selling heroin must remain behind bars.

By the Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/13/2011

3 years for woman after Va. shopping spree

Federal prosecutors say an Illinois woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for access device and bank fraud because of her use of counterfeit credit cards in a multi-state shopping spree.

By the Associated Press  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011

District woman pleads guilty to check fraud

A 43-year-old District woman admitted Monday in Alexandria’s federal court that she used more than 1,000 counterfeit or fraudulent checks to purchase merchandise at Washington-area retailers, court records show.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Would-be armored car robber sentenced to 5 years in prison

A 25-year-old District man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for attempting to rob an armored car in February — a hold-up that was foiled by FBI agents and D.C. police.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 08/06/2011

D.C. man found guilty of running drug business from rented home

A 53-year-old District man was found guilty Thursday of operating a large-scale crack cocaine and marijuana business from a house he rented in Northeast, authorities said. 

By June Q. Wu  |  12:13 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Appeal for Va. inmate facing execution

Lawyers for a Virginia inmate facing execution later this month filed an appeal Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court.

By the Associated Press  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Death Penalty, Virginia

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Murder convictions for 2 men in 2008 D.C. killing

Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a District of Columbia gang leader.

By the Associated Press  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Homicide

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Guilty plea in Baltimore attack caught on video

A woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s near Baltimore was captured on video has pleaded guilty to the attack.

By the Associated Press  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Prison for accountant who stole $220,000 from credit union

A 42-year-old accountant was sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing nearly $220,000 from his employer, the Hoya Federal Credit Union.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011

‘Safe surrender’ offered for those with D.C. warrants

Individuals in the District with outstanding bench warrants will be allowed to surrender at D.C. Superior Court during three Saturdays in August, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Judge Lee Satterfield, chief of the court, announced Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Long sentence for Va. man in robbery, sex assault

A Virginia Beach teenager has been sentenced to up to 110 years in prison for the robbery and sexual assault of two sisters who had been walking home after school.

By the Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Woman, brother guilty in 2009 D.C. pizza shop killing

A Capitol Heights woman and her younger brother were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the beating and stabbing death of a Northeast Washington pizza parlor owner Wednesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Woman admits stealing more than $250,000 from neighbor

A 37-year-old District woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing more than $250,000 from a former neighbor, federal prosecutors said.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Local law enforcement officers honored for work on gun cases

Thirty-three federal and local law enforcement officers were honored Tuesday for their efforts in putting together cases that helped put gun offenders, armed robbers, and other criminals behind bars at a ceremony led by Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda, The Region

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011

U.S. judge writes colorful ruling in throwing out suit against bank

Was the Nevada woman wronged by a Swiss bank seeking to hide evidence that might link her to a bank account holding $14 million? Or did she make it all up in the hopes of getting her hands on the cash?

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Trade group files suit to block new gun regulations

A gun industry trade association filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block a requirement that dealers report sales of semiautomatic rifles to the federal firearms bureau.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  07:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Around the Nation, Del Quentin Wilber

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011

D.C. law unconstitutional, Dan Snyder argues in City Paper lawsuit

Daniel Snyder’s defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper’s owners should not be dismissed because the new District law the newspaper argues protects it is unconstitutional, Snyder’s attorneys said in a court filing Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Celebrities, Keith L. Alexander

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/01/2011

District settles lawsuit brought in 2005 mass arrest of demonstrators

The D.C. government on Monday settled a class-action lawsuit brought by dozens of protesters arrested during demonstrations on the night of George W. Bush’s second presidential inauguration, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Guilty plea for D.C. man in daughter Ebony Franklin’s death

The Southeast Washington man accused of having a long-term incestuous relationship with his 17-year-old daughter and before stabbing her and dumping her body in a trash bin pled guilty Friday to first-degree, premeditated murder while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Judge orders Nixon grand jury testimony unsealed

A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal grand jury transcripts of testimony by former President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Crime History

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

10 years for Md. man in 2008 murder-for-hire-plot

A 49-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for participating in a murder-for-hire plot, authorities announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Barry son pleads guilty to PCP, marijuana possession

D.C. Council member Marion Barry’s son pled guilty Wednesday to felony possession of PCP and marijuana before a D.C. Superior Court judge.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Federal judge tosses suit aimed at blocking stem cell research funding

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit that sought to block the funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Leading ‘birther’ Taitz chastised by federal judge

A prominent ‘birther’ and criticof President Obama has been chastised by a federal judge for “either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity” because she can’t seem to redact the right kind of information in court pleadings.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Bowie woman sentenced to 27 months in scam

A 35-year-old Bowie woman was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for stealing more than $450,000 from her now-defunct employer, federal prosecutors announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011

7 months for former D.C. police officer in attempted burglary case

A five-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department was sentenced to seven months in prison Monday for the attempted burglary of a Northwest apartment in March.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Judge orders EPA to revisit Anacostia River clean-up plan

A federal judge Monday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to craft new pollution standards for the Anacostia River that would allow officials to make it safe for swimmers and boaters.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011

D.C. lamppost sign regulations may be unconstitutional, judge says

District regulations governing how long signs can remain affixed to city lampposts are unconstitutional and need to be rewritten, a federal judge in the District signaled in a court opinion Thursday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Insanity defense planned for man charged in daughter’s killing

The attorney for a District man accused of shooting his 13-year-old daughter to death in October plans to file for an insanity defense, he said Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, From the Courthouse, The District, The District

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Prison for judge’s wife in federal contract fraud case

The president of a Washington-area interior design firm has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for providing false information in order to obtain a $1.3 million contract to help renovate a federal building.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Dozens support Va. mother charged in toddler’s hot-van death

Dozens of men and wearing matching white t-shirts came to Prince William County General District Court Friday to support a mother charged with murder after her toddler son died in June when he was left in the family’s minivan for several hours.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Updates

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/15/2011

45 years for drug ring member in killing

A former member of a violent drug ring in D.C. was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing a man he mistakenly thought was an informant, authorities said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Guilty plea for Hyattsville woman in 2009 murder

Takia Neeley, 21, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pled guilty Wednesdayin the shooting death of Jason Liser, 32, at an apartment complex on Minnesota Ave. NE on Sept. 13, 2009, prosecutors said.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse, Spencer S. Hsu

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Conviction for Md. man in attempted deputy shooting

A jury has convicted a Baltimore man of attempted murder for trying to shoot a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Westminster last year.

By the Carroll County Times  |  07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011

4 indicted in alleged scheme to steal hospital patients’ identities

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the University of Maryland Medical Center and three others in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steal patients’ identities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Prosecutors could call 10 witnesses in Haynesworth sex abuse trial

Prosecutors in the misdemeanor sexual abuse trial of Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth could call as many as 10 witnesses, attorneys said in D.C. Superior Court Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Ex-NBA player gets 5 years in drug case

Donald Hodge, a former star basketball player at the District’s Coolidge High School who went on to play for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, gets five years for conspiring to distribute drugs.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:28 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, The District, Celebrities, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Haynesworth sexual abuse trial delayed to August

A D.C. Superior Court judge Friday agreed to a one-month delay in the misdemeanor sexual abuse trial of Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to help defense witnesses to schedule their appearances.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/07/2011

10 years for Crofton man who took videos of nude women

A Crofton man has pleaded guilty to burglary and other charges after police say he secretly took videos of hundreds of unsuspecting nude women.

By The Associated Press  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011

60 years for Md. man in infant’s death

A Sykesville man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Guilty plea expected in Anne Arundel peeping tom case

A Crofton man accused of entering the homes of several women and videotaping them as they changed clothes is expected to plead guilty.

By the Associated Press  |  07:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Court appearance scheduled in deadly Va. bus crash

A driver for a discount bus service whose bus crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people and injuring others, is set to appear in court.

By The Associated Press  |  07:30 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011

48 years for man in Va. break-in, standoff

A southwest Virginia man convicted of breaking into his estranged wife’s home and holding her at gunpoint has been sentenced to 48 years in prison.

By The Associated Press  |  07:27 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Roger Clemens: Key figures in his perjury trial

Meet the key figures in Clemens’s perjury trial, including his trainer, fellow baseball players, investigators and the judge presiding over it all.

By Nedra Pickler  |  05:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, From the Courthouse, Roger Clemens

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Judge’s ruling could hamper Roger Clemens prosecution

Former teammates of Roger Clemens may not be allowed to testify in the way federal prosecutors hoped would bolster the credibility of their star witness in their case against the legandary pitcher, a federal judge said Tuesday.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Roger Clemens, Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Plea sought by woman charged with killing newborn son

Court records indicate that a woman charged in Garrett County with murdering her newborn son is pursuing a plea deal

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Jail for former D.C. Council chief of staff

Ted G. Loza, former chief of staff to D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday.

By Washington Post Staff  |  12:35 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Husband called as potential juror in assault trial overseen by wife

Tom Keary answered his jury duty summons like many District residents Wednesday, arriving at D.C. Superior Court along with dozens of others at 8 a.m.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Convictions for two D.C. men in deadly 2008 home invasion

Two District men were found guilty of murder in the death of a man during a home invasion in December 2008, authorities said Monday.

By June Q. Wu  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Death penalty for Va. man in woman’s killing

A Fairfax County man who bludgeoned a woman with a hammer and sexually assaulted her as she lay dying was sentenced to death Thursday.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, From the Courthouse