| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:56 PM
John Alexander Wagner was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 20 years for the 2010 robbery and stabbing death of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher whose murder led to a cry for change in Baltimore.
"I am going to show you the same mercy...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:15 PM
There is no doubt John Wagner, the man convicted of murdering Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn in Baltimore last year, shouldn't have been on the streets that day. Mr. Wagner had a long history of violent crimes and should already have been...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:03 PM
A teenager was charged Thursday with fatally shooting a 70-year-old church caretaker during a struggle last year over a scooter, a crime that drew outrage not only among the victim's friends and family but from a city reeling from eight killings in a...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Lavelva Merritt, who helped rob a Johns Hopkins researcher last year as her boyfriend murdered him, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday under a plea deal struck in May, though half the time was suspended, making her eligible for parole in roughly...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 12:00 PM
As completely disheartened and enraged as many of us still are over the senseless, tragic, brutal murder of Stephen Pitcairn last year, this week's article about Lavelva Merritt's trial ("Woman who helped rob Hopkins' Pitcairn sentenced to 15 years," Nov....
| Nov 19, 2011
| 11:50 AM
John Wagner, who was convicted of murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins researcher and sentenced to life in prison, has — as promised — filed appeals in his case.
The 38-year-old refused to accept responsibility for the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:30 AM
This is a sad, sad day for Baltimore. Your story about the utterly senseless, tragic killing of Peter Marvit ("Scientist gunned down in street," Sept. 19) brings us face to face with a reality we are often able to ignore. That reality is that there...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:00 AM
An apparent robbery last week claimed the life of a psychology researcher and supporter of Baltimore youth music education, again calling attention to the issue of robberies in the city.
After aggravated assaults, robberies are the second-most-...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The Johns Hopkins University pledged Thursday to spend $10 million over the next five years to strengthen and stabilize neighborhoods near its North Baltimore campus.
"The interests of our neighbors — safe streets, the elimination of blighted...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:07 PM
After his first city prosecution resulted in a mixed outcome last year, with one defendant acquitted and two others convicted of minor offenses, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein is set to try a murder case Monday.
William Carr, 50, is...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:36 AM
In the Democratic primary race for Baltimore City State's Attorney this year, long-time prosecutor Patricia C. Jessamy is facing her first serious challenge in eight years from Gregg Bernstein, a former federal prosecutor in the Baltimore U.S. Attorney'...