Crime Scene: prince george's county


Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Lanham man shot dead after party, police say attack was gang-related

Police say the man attended a party at a hotel, where a fight between groups erupted.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:02 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Northwest man sentenced to 70 years in prison for the 2010 fatal shooting of teenage daughter

Robert M. Carter shot his 13-year-old in the head and wounded two others.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:50 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Police-involved shooting investigated in Prince George’s County

An officer fired a gun after police responded to a domestic disturbance in Temple Hills.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:04 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Fire leaves Cheverly church with $250,000 in damage

Thirty firefighters were on the scene just before 4 a.m.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Woman charged with using children in robbery arrested in N.Y.

U.S. Marshals Service arrested Linda McCorkle in Harlem on Thursday.

By Katherine Driessen  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Traffic stop questions for shooting case officer

A police video of the incident

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Son testifies in father's shooting

The trial is expected to last at least another week.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Throat slashing at Pr. George's Jail

Fenstermacher was not released.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:10 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Guilty plea in 2005 slaying of Bowie girl

Tyler, 25, waived extradition

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. man convicted in bar fight killing

Lewis pulled the gun from his waistband,

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 01/24/2011

Settlement in Md. town mayor's lawsuit

Attorneys for Prince George's County on Monday settled a lawsuit brought by Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo that accused deputies from a county sheriff's SWAT unit of storming into his home without a proper warrant the day they shot his...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:02 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Pr. George's man convicted on murder charge

Brooks, who is already in prison for armed carjacking,

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Pr. George's: Alsobrooks sworn in

During a ceremony that lasted an hour and 45 minutes,

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/04/2010

Ex-Pr. George's prosecutor goes federal

Smoot officially left her Prince George's post on Monday,

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Man guilty of killing over 'disrespect'

Osorio died of his wounds four days later.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Off-duty officer charged with assault

Daniels had been summoned

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Life without parole for Md. murderer

A Prince George's County judge Wednesday sentenced a Landover man to life without parole for fatally stabbing a man and trying to kill a young woman -- the murder victim's wife -- during a 2009 house robbery. Following a hearing of about 90 minutes, Circuit Court Judge Sheila R. Tillerson-Adams imposed the sentence on Lawrence T. Covington, 36, of Landover.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2010

Jury quickly acquits murder defendant

It took the jury just 37 minutes

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/14/2010

Plea hearing for NBA's Delonte West

Delonte West, the NBA player who was indicted last November by a Prince George's County grand jury on six weapons offenses, is scheduled to appear at a plea hearing in Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro Thursday morning, according to court records and officials.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/04/2010

Guilty plea in murder case that created controversy for Pr. George's judge

It is unusual for judges in Prince George's to release murder defendants without requiring them to post a bond.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Body found inside burning vehicle in Prince George's County

Prince George's County police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday night inside a burning vehicle in the Hillcrest Heights neighborhood. Shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers went to the 2100 block...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/26/2010

U-Md. failure to produce police beating video an 'oversight', says state police

The failure of University of Maryland officials to promptly comply with a subpoena for video footage from a university camera that may have shown the beating of a student by Prince George's County police was an "oversight," Maryland State Police have concluded.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/26/2010

Man convicted of murder, robbery in Prince George's case

A Prince George's County jury on Tuesday convicted a Landover man of fatally stabbing one man and trying to kill a young woman during a 2009 house robbery. After deliberating for about four hours, the jury convicted Lawrence T. Covington, 35, of first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery and other offenses. The jury acquitted Covington of another murder he was accused of.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/10/2010

Pr. George's man convicted in slaying

Proctor was convicted of fatally shooting Sean E. Smith, 25,

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/29/2010

Man pleads guilty in 8 street racing deaths

A Waldorf man pleaded guilty Friday to causing the car crash in Accokeek nearly two years ago that killed eight people at a street race. Darren J. Bullock, 22, pleaded guilty in Prince George's County Circuit Court to eight counts...

By Washington Post editors  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Appeals Court Upholds $6 million civil award for PG Police abuse

The 51-page appellate decision upholds the civil verdict in favor of Keith Longtin, who is 54 now.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/25/2009

Detective's error prompts judge to toss out confession

A videotaped confession obtained by a Prince George's County homicide detective from a double-murder suspect has been tossed out by a judge, and an effort by prosecutors to have the state's highest court allow them to use the statement may delay the start of the trial.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/24/2009

Greetings from the Pr. George's courthouse, jail

With this blog still less than a week old, I thought it made sense to introduce myself, my beat and some of the issues I'm covering. I cover the state court beat in Prince George's; I also write a lot...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)