Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 10/6/2016

On Tuesday, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) announced new federal grant funding that will enable the SAO to hire a new prosecutor to work exclusively on domestic violence and sexual assault cases involving teenagers.

For Immediate Release 10/6/2016

Michael Jennings was sentenced to two counts of child abuse and one count of child abuse resulting in death.

For Immediate Release 10/5/2016

In August, Donnell Walker was convicted of first degree murder, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment for executing Victor Gwaltney and shooting another man.

For Immediate Release 10/5/2016

Trace Hanse faces life in prison plus 60 years after being convicted of first degree murder, first degree assault, two counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence, prohibited possession and home invasion.

For Immediate Release 9/30/2016

Brandon Wilder, who was convicted in the murder of his own brother, Ramon Wilder, has been sentenced to life plus 30 years.

For Immediate Release 9/30/2016

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City has partnered with Charm City Run and over two dozen sponsors to host its 13th Annual Crime Victims’ Fund Run and Walk.

For Immediate Release 9/26/2016

Michael Warren Hamilton, 48, has been sentenced to the maximum term of imprisonment, 33 years, for the murder of Kevin Jowers.  In July, a jury found Hamilton guilty of second degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon.

For Immediate Release 9/26/2016

Brandon Payton will be sentenced December 5, 2016, for the murder of Steven Bass. A jury convicted Payton of first and second degree murder, as well as the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

For Immediate Release 9/23/2016

Michael Griffin was convicted on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor Tuesday. He faces 125 years in prison for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s adopted daughter for five years. Special Victims Unit Division Chief Anne Colt-Leitess prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release

Serial Rapist Michael Privette pled guilty to three counts of first degree rape, and one count of first degree sex offense in August 2016. He was sentenced this week to Life in prison, suspend all but 40 years. Assistant State’s Attorney Trey Perkins successfully prosecuted this case.