SAO Press Releases
Father Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse Resulting in Death of One-Month-Old Baby
For Immediate Release 3/6/2017
South Baltimore —William D. Watson, 51, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, suspend all but 18 years. Upon his release, he will serve three years on probation and will be prohibited from any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.
Partnership with YouthWorks to Pay Participants in Third Year of Junior State’s Attorney Program
For Immediate Release 3/3/2017
Today, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City launched the 2017 Junior State’s Attorney program at Carver Vocational-Technical High School. During the kick-off event, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced a new partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks Program.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Joined State Legislators, Community Organizations for Women’s Rally in Annapolis to Advocate for Legislation to Stop Violence Against Women and Children
Annapolis---Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined Delegate Marice Morales of Montgomery County and the leadership of several women’s organizations, including NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and Maryland Working Families, to host the Women’s Rally in Annapolis on the evening of Monday, February 20, 2017. Together, they stood in solidarity to fight for and bring awareness to bills that support reproductive justice, earned sick/safe leave, and economic security, as well as prevent violence against women.
Three Time VRO Gets 25 Years For Robbery, Still Facing Attempted Murder Charges for Prison Stabbing
For Immediate Release 2/28/2017
Downtown Baltimore— Kemo Owens was sentenced to 25 years without parole as a three-time violent offender for robbing a downtown 7-Eleven store in June of 2016. The underlying conviction was his third robbery conviction in Maryland since 2005.
2016 Public Enemy No. 1 Convicted for Murder, Faces Life in Prison
For Immediate Release 2/24/2017
Dontae Breeden was convicted of the first degree murder of 18-year-old Rykeise Shaw, as well as handgun violations, including the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. Breeden was designated as “Public Enemy Number One” by the Baltimore Police Department in January 2016.
Habitual Gun Offender Convicted After Traffic Stop
For Immediate Release 2/24/2017
East Baltimore— Steven Marshall was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of possession of a firearm after being previously convicted of a disqualifying crime. Marshall faces a maximum sentence of 15 years—5 of which he must serve without the possibility of parole— for his crime.
Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Hopkins University Area Carjacking
For Immediate Release 2/23/2017
Central/East Baltimore— Namon Leggett was sentenced to 30 years—suspend all but 12 years—for carjacking a man near the campus of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rothstein prosecuted the case.
Deadly Argument Over $400 Leaves 44-Year-Old Man Facing 33 Years in Prison
For Immediate Release 2/17/2017
Northwest Baltimore— Aubrey Stokes faces a maximum of 33 years in prison for the second degree murder of Travis Dixon in 2015. On Wednesday, a Baltimore City jury found Stokes guilty of stabbing Dixon to death and openly carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure him. Assistant State’s Attorney Sharon R. Holback prosecuted the case.
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Thomas Found Guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder of Sgt. Keith McNeill, Faces 25 Years to Life in Prison
For Immediate Release 2/13/2017
Today, Gregg Thomas was convicted of the attempted first degree murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill. He was also found guilty of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, as well as prohibited possession of a gun.