Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Markell Jones, 18, shot and killed Freddie Jones Jr. in the Greenmount Avenue carryout.
Markell Jones pleaded guilty Monday to shooting and killing a man in a carryout on Greenmount Avenue on Halloween night 2011. Markell Jones, 18, faces a maximum of life in prison with all but 50 years suspended and five years probation, and is set to be sentenced July 2, according to a press release the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office. "Our willingness to go to trial, and our preparation for it, produced a just result: a first-degree murder conviction. As this case demonstrates once again, my top priority is to aggressively prosecute those who use guns to hurt and kill our citizens," Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said in the release. Markell Jones shot and killed Freddie Jones Jr., no relation, when he tried …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Markell Jones is accused of killing a 52-year-old man at the carryout on Halloween 2011.
The murder trial of the teenager accused of gunning down a man in the Yau Bros. Chinese carryout is scheduled to begin next week. Markell Jones’ trial on charges of first-degree murder, carrying or wearing a handgun on his person and using a firearm in the commission of a felony or violent crime is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, in the east courthouse in Baltimore City Circuit Court, 111 N. Calvert St. Jones, 18, is accused of shooting and killing 52-year-old Freddie Jones Jr., no relation, in the carryout, located at 2901 Greenmount Ave., the night of Oct. 31, 2011. At the time police said the victim was shot while resisting the robbery. Following the crime, police canvassed the Waverly, Better Waverly and Harwood …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Benny Davis was involved in an argument with his girlfriend prior to allegedly shooting D’Andre Thomas earlier this month, according to court documents.
A domestic dispute led to Benny Davis allegedly shooting and killing D’Andre Thomas in Remington earlier this month. According to Baltimore District Court records, Davis, 24, shot Thomas, 25, twice in the stomach as Thomas tried to leave his home in the 2700 block of Fox Street. Davis came to the house earlier in the day looking for his girlfriend. Earlier that morning Davis and his girlfriend were in an argument at their apartment in the 900 block of Druid Hill Park Lake Drive. During the argument Davis allegedly punched her in the face. She then left and said she was heading to her "best friends" house, according to documents. Davis then showed up at Thomas’ door in Remington. Davis demanded to see his girlfriend and Thomas told him that…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Benny Davis, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
Baltimore police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of D’Andre Thomas in Remington. Benny Davis, 24, is accused of shooting Thomas, Monday morning, in the 2700 block of Fox Street in Remington. Davis, of the 3500 block of Elmora Avenue, allegedly shot Thomas in the stomach. Thomas was taken to an area hospital where he died from his wounds that afternoon. Davis was arrested on Tuesday on warrants for first-degree murder and other charges related to the killing, and was denied bail on Thursday. His next scheduled court date is on April 16, for a preliminary hearing in district court. Davis is no stranger to the legal system. According to electronic court records, Davis has faced several charges dating back to 2005 that include …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police say D’Andre Thomas was shot and killed on Monday.
Baltimore police have identified the man shot and killed in Remington Monday. D’Andre Thomas, 25, was shot at 9:41 a.m. in the 2700 block of Fox Street, according to Baltimore police. Thomas, of the 2700 block of Fox Street, was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at an area hospital at 1:27 p.m. Monday. Detectives are still investigating why Thomas was shot. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact editor Adam Bednar with any news tips. Want to write on your own? Skip the middle man. Join our Local Voices.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tyrone Brown, 21, faces first-degree murder charges for allegedly gunning down a 19-year-old just before Christmas 2011.
Suspected gang member Jermell Brandon testified on Friday that Tyrone Brown, 21, was the gunman in a murder at the Towson Town Center just before Christmas 2011. Brandon, as part of a plea deal that will give him the possibility of parole after serving 20 years, testified in Baltimore County Circuit Court that Brown gunned down Rodney Pridget, 19, at the mall to avenge the robbery and shooting of a cousin of a Black Guerilla Family member. Brandon, 36, told the jury he saw Brown follow Pridget out of the mall, and was told by his associates that Brown shot Pridget. He also admitted to illegally purchasing the chrome plated 9-millimeter handgun used in the crime. Brandon has already testified against Theodore Williams, and William Ward III…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
After Words, a collection of poems, were written following the murder of Stephen Pitcairn.
Shirley Brewer, a poet who lives in Charles Village, has published a collection of poems honoring the life of Stephen Pitcairn, a Johns Hopkins researcher who was stabbed to death in Brewer's North Baltimore neighborhood. The collection of Poems titled After Words, featuring a dedication written by Stephen Pitcairn’s mother Gwen Pitcairn, will have a launch party at 7 p.m., March 22 at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, according to an email from Brewer. "Let After Words serve to honor Stephen B. Pitcairn, and the larger community of individuals whose lives have been cut short by knives, guns, and other weapons. Every death affects each of us," Brewer wrote in her email. Brewer, in a profile last year, told Patch the book started after she…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Attorneys question state's key witness, jury's verdict.
Lawyers representing the man who was convicted of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes are asking for a new trial, the Baltimore Sun reports. Attorneys for Michael Maurice Johnson say that the state made improper statements and withheld information about its main witness, James McCray, who testified that Johnson asked for help disposing of Barnes’ body. According to the Sun, McCray gave the wrong date of the crime and the wrong floor for Johnson’s apartment, Prosecutors, however, said he did know details about the defendant that had not been released to the press, for example, that Johnson called Barnes “little sis.” A jury took two days to convict Johnson of second-degree murder; he faces 30 years in prison. His attorneys, the Sun report…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Daniel Pearson, 16, was shot and killed on Nov. 20 on Greenmount Avenue.
The Baltimore police have released stills from video surveillance of the suspected murderers of a 16-year-old boy in hopes of finding the killers. The grainy photos, released by police, show a group of four people walking across Greenmount Avenue through oncoming traffic, pointing weapons toward the west side of the street at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. Daniel Pearson, 16, was found at the scene and pronounced dead at an area hospital. A 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were also wounded in the shooting. "Homicide detectives are attempting to identify a group of persons of interest who were captured on video surveillance in the area. Anyone with information on the identity of the pictured individuals is asked to contact homicide …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tavon William Arthur Barnett, 19, faces charges of first- and second-degree murder.
A 19-year-old Baltimore man is charged with murder after police say he killed a man in an apartment where his family was present. Tavon William Arthur Barnett was arrested by the Baltimore Warrant Apprehension Task Force on Tuesday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder for killing 29-year-old Terrence Seale. Barnett was at Seale’s apartment on Nov. 3 in the 1200 block of Linworth Avenue when they got into an argument in the kitchen and Barnett allegedly shot Seale multiple times in the torso and head, according to police. Seale’s wife and two small children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Barnett was seen running from the scene with another man, who was not inside at the time of the shooting, according to …