Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release:1/23/18

East Baltimore — David Thornton was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury of voluntary manslaughter and use of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure in the homicide of 17-year-old Jawan Henry. At the time, Thornton was on parole from a second degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder conviction.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Bethany Durand prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/23/2018

Northeast Baltimore— Curtis Robinson was sentenced to 33 years, suspend all but 20 years, for second-degree murder. Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/23/2018

Baltimore—Dr. Gregory Burbelo pleaded guilty in District Court to aggravated animal cruelty and inhibiting the testimony of a witness. Burbelo, a veterinarian, received a sentence of five years, suspending all but time served; three years of probation; and a $5,000.00 fine payable to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care (BARCS).

For Immediate Release 1/23/2018

Northeast Baltimore—Teddy Shannon was sentenced to 17 years in prison for making a threat of arson and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is known to law enforcement as Violent Repeat Offender (VRO) and Black Guerilla Family (BGF) member.

For Immediate Release: 1/22/18

Southeast Baltimore — Shawn Batten was convicted of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, attempted armed robbery, home invasion, and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.  Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Hynum of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division, along with Assistant State’s Attorney Robert M. Perkins, III prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 1/16/18

Southeast Baltimore — Samuel Beverly was convicted of sexual child abuse, sex offense in the third degree, and assault in the second degree after he was arrested for raping his ex-girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter. Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 1/16/18

East Baltimore — Steven Feldman was sentenced to 30 years, suspend all but 15 years, after pleading guilty to attempted second degree murder. Feldman is a known affiliate of a violent criminal organization operating in the area of the 2300 block of Monument Street.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Michael McAllister of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) prosecuted the case, alongside MIU Chief Gerald Collins.

For Immediate Release 1/10/2018

Southeast Baltimore— John Bowling was sentenced to 50 years, suspend all but 31 years, after being convicted of the false imprisonment of two children, aged 18-months and four years old. He was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and motor vehicle theft.

For Immediate Release 1/10/2018

Southwest Baltimore— Kaneilus Hull was sentenced to Life in prison for his involvement in the conspiracy to commit the May 2015 murder of Hassan Fields. Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/2/18

Southwest Baltimore — Donte Lynch was sentenced to 10 years in prison with a consecutive five years suspended and five years of probation after being convicted of assault and reckless endangerment of his child’s mother. Assistant State’s Attorney Mimi Zhuravitsky prosecuted the case.