Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.

For Immediate Release 9/19/2016

Reginald Love, the final defendant involved in the murder of one-year-old Carter Scott, was convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted first degree murder and two handgun charges in August of this year. On Monday, he was sentenced to Life plus 150 years.

For Immediate Release 9/19/2016

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby delivered the keynote address during  the Circuit Court for Baltimore City Adult Drug Treatment Court Program graduation ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2016. Friends, family, and public officials gathered in a courtroom in Courthouse East to celebrate 15 Drug Court participants who successfully completed the program.

For Immediate Release 9/15/2016

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) recently received $350,000 in federal grant funding to support its youth programming. Earlier this year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) made up to $50 million available for communities who had experienced civil unrest in the past two years through the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) Program. The goal of the program is to assist high-risk youth and families in these communities and promote resilience and equity through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention and community youth engagement programs. 

For Immediate Release

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was joined by Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to announce the creation of a new operational prosecutorial unit — the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED)—aimed at targeting violent gun offenders.

For Immediate Release 9/14/2016

Sherris Murray pled guilty to stealing more than $30,000 from her former employer during a four month period. She received a 10 year suspended sentence with three years of supervised probation. Murray was also ordered to pay back the money she stole from her employer. Assistant State’s Attorney Alexander Huggins prosecuted the case.