| Jun 20, 2014
I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59.
"Steve has been a defining...
| Jun 23, 2014
Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent.
McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial.
The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:08 PM
MELBOURNE — In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The half-naked bodies were found amid filth and debris. One of the dead women was dumped in a back alley. Another was in a parking lot dumpster. A third was in an abandoned commercial garage.
All were within a few miles of each other in South Los...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Arizona State senior offensive lineman Chip Sarafin has publicly revealed that he is gay, becoming the first active major college football player to do so.
The 320-pounder came out in an article for Compete, a Tempe-based LGBT publication.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
While the technicians at the state's forensics labs don't have the ability to figure out what someone looks like based on a DNA sample or learn the results of crime scene evidence instantly and easily like some popular TV shows depict, experts in fields...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he'd die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jonathan Gibbs told police he was angry that a young man stole his pricey sneakers in New Britain last year, so he got his gun out of his truck and fired a shot, leaving his DNA on the weapon, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday....