SAO Press Releases
GVED Obtains 10 Year Sentence for Lonnie Nixon, Nixon Convicted of Assault and Firearms Charges Weeks Later
For Immediate Release 5/1/2017
Lonnie Nixon was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted by a Baltimore City jury of carrying a firearm as a prohibited person on April 20, 2017.
In January 2016, Nixon was attacked by a group of unknown assailants. When police intervened to help Nixon, a gun fell out of his pocket. Nixon was placed under arrest at the scene of the attack.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Brady, who is assigned to the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED), tried the case.
Child Molester Convicted Solely on Witness Testimony, Faces 95 Years
For Immediate Release 4/27/2017
South Baltimore— Kenneth Bryant was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of three counts of sexually abusing a minor and one count of second degree sex offense. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Mark Jaskulski prosecuted the case.
Statement Addressing Maryland Court of Appeals Opinion regarding Michael M. Johnson v. State of Maryland
For Immediate Release 4/26/2017
“We are pleased that the highest court of Maryland confirmed our legal right to retry Michael Johnson for the murder of Phylicia Barnes. This unanimous decision further validates our unwavering pursuit of justice on behalf of Phylicia Barnes and her ones." State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.
***Note —The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City acknowledges that Michael M. Johnson is innocent unless and until proven guilty.***
Fatal Stabbing Leads to 28 Year Prison Sentence
For Immediate Release 4/21/2017
East Baltimore — Maurice Dubose was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of second degree murder and sentenced to 28 years in prison. He must serve the first 25 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole.
Baltimore City Jury Convicts Man after BPD Seized Drugs and Paraphernalia from Two Baltimore City Properties
For Immediate Release 4/14/2017
West Baltimore—This week, Nakia Scott was convicted by a Baltimore City jury and sentenced to 20 years in prison, suspend all but 5 years, for two counts of possession with intent to distribute. Assistant State’s Attorney Corey Kropp prosecuted the case.
Man Professes Love for Impregnated 13 Year Old, Convicted of Rape & Sex Abuse of a Minor
For Immediate Release 4/10/2017
Southeast Baltimore—Wilfredo Abrego was found guilty of second degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor, and third degree sex offense by a Baltimore City judge.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Seth Giller prosecuted the case.
Man Kills Girlfriend in Baltimore County, Strangles Baltimore Woman Days Later
For Immediate Release 4/5/2017
Southeastern District - Terrance Jenkins pled guilty Monday morning to the first degree murder of Gina Kirchner. Jenkins pled guilty late last week to murdering his girlfriend, Shelly Fillion, in Baltimore County just days before strangling Kirchner to death. Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted the case.
Baby Born in Auto Repair Garage, Dies Days After Birth, Mother Convicted
For Immediate Release 3/30/2017
Northwestern Baltimore - On Wednesday, Anne Kirsch was convicted of manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death after a week-long bench trial before Judge Cynthia Jones of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Special Victims Unit Chief, Anne Colt Leitess, prosecuted the case.
Elderly Siblings Caught in Hail of Bullets Receive Justice, Shooter Convicted on Nearly a Dozen Charges
For Immediate Release 3/29/2017
Southwest Baltimore – Carl Cooper was convicted of one count of attempted first degree murder, two counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, three counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of first degree assault, one count of illegally transporting a firearm, and one count of being a felon in possession of a regulated firearm.
Parking Space Dispute Ends in Grisly Double Homicide, Judge Orders Life Without Parole
For Immediate Release 3/29/2017
North Baltimore—Dennis Padgett was sentenced to Life without parole plus 71 years for killing Troy Preston and Robert Thomas over a parallel parking space in front of his house. Padgett was convicted in December 2016 by a Baltimore City jury of manslaughter for killing Preston, first degree murder for killing Thomas, and five weapons charges related to the shooting.