Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 4/16/15

Darrin Ruffin was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for murdering his wife, Melissa Davis, with a kitchen knife in their apartment in Greenmount West. The sentence was handed down by Judge Shar after a jury found Ruffin guilty of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon last October. Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Wilson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 4/16/2015

Lukasz Szkiluk has been sentenced to Life Plus 10 years for the murder of his estranged wife Karolina Derezinska Szkiluk and for the assault of Judith Holland.

For Immediate Release 4/15/2015

Carlos Wheeler, 28, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and second degree assault. Wheeler is a well-known member of the “Gucci Boys” gang, an Eastside Drug Gang that operates in the Broadway East Neighborhood.

For Immediate Release 4/14/2015

Robert Johnson, 33 and Denita Hill, 26, were found guilty in federal court of wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft relating to a scheme to defraud Baltimore City with fraudulent employee retirement benefit checks.

For Immediate Release 4/7/2015

The death of a 15-year old at the hands of yet another 15-year old is an unspeakable tragedy that no sentence can ever adequately address.

For Immediate Release 4/3/15

A Baltimore City jury found Kenneth Rush, 21, guilty of attempting to distribute heroin and possession of heroin Thursday afternoon.

For Immediate Release 3/26/2015

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools has invited ten middle schools to be part of this summer’s Junior State’s Attorney Program. The Junior SA Program seeks to expose promising middle school students to criminal justice careers. This is a positive learning experience that encourages civic engagement, community awareness and faith in the justice system.

For Immediate Release 3/25/15

Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of Sen. Robert Cassilly’s (R – Harford County) legislation, SB 933. The bill supports survivors of sexual assault by bringing Maryland admissibility standards closer to federal standards.

For Immediate Release 3/24/15

Public Enemy Number One, Darryl Anderson, was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 240 years for several violent offenses including two counts for murder in the second degree, and six counts of attempted murder in the second degree.

For Immediate Release 3/23/15

Nathan Utsey was convicted of second-degree assault and sentenced to seven years in prison on March, 20, 2015 for punching his fiancé in the face and smashing her in the face with a drinking glass. Utsey has several arrests for assault in other states. Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Amato prosecuted the case.