Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 3/10/2017

Central Baltimore—Andres Argeta pled guilty to Life in prison for the murder of Edwin Rivera. In accordance with the plea agreement, Argeta will serve a concurrent 10-year sentence for Use of Handgun in the Commission of a Crime of Violence; a concurrent 25-year sentence for the attempted murder of Mario Vasquez; a concurrent nine-year sentence for assault in the first degree of Oscar Torres; and a concurrent three-year sentence for the assault in the second degree of Irma Maravilla.

For Immediate Release 3/10/2017

North Baltimore—Jerome Willis was convicted of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and the second degree murder of Antoine Pettiford. Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 3/8/2017

West Baltimore—Terrence Edwards was recently convicted and sentenced to 12 years for robbery, second degree assault, and theft. Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Turiello prosecuted the case.

Edwards was previously acquitted at trial of armed robbery in a case with strikingly similar facts. In that case, it was alleged that Edwards robbed a cab driver after using a pre-paid cell phone to order a cab from the 600 block of North Pulaski Street. He then stood trial for a second taxi cab robbery where he allegedly used the same pre-paid phone to rob another taxi driver. That case ended in a hung jury.

For Immediate Release 3/31/2017

West Baltimore - On March 30, 2017, Troy Fenwick was sentenced to 15 years in prison, all but 10 years suspended, after being convicted by a Baltimore City jury of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm; wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun; and making a false statement to police regarding identity.

For Immediate Release 3/6/2017

South Baltimore —William D. Watson, 51, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, suspend all but 18 years. Upon his release, he will serve three years on probation and will be prohibited from any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.

For Immediate Release 3/3/2017

Today, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City launched the 2017 Junior State’s Attorney program at Carver Vocational-Technical High School. During the kick-off event, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced a new partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks Program.

Annapolis---Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined Delegate Marice Morales of Montgomery County and the leadership of several women’s organizations, including NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and Maryland Working Families, to host the Women’s Rally in Annapolis on the evening of Monday, February 20, 2017. Together, they stood in solidarity to fight for and bring awareness to bills that support reproductive justice, earned sick/safe leave, and economic security, as well as prevent violence against women.

For Immediate Release 2/28/2017

Downtown Baltimore— Kemo Owens was sentenced to 25 years without parole as a three-time violent offender for robbing a downtown 7-Eleven store in June of 2016. The underlying conviction was his third robbery conviction in Maryland since 2005.

For Immediate Release 2/24/2017

Dontae Breeden was convicted of the first degree murder of 18-year-old Rykeise Shaw, as well as handgun violations, including the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. Breeden was designated as “Public Enemy Number One” by the Baltimore Police Department in January 2016.

For Immediate Release 2/24/2017

East Baltimore— Steven Marshall was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of possession of a firearm after being previously convicted of a disqualifying crime. Marshall faces a maximum sentence of 15 years—5 of which he must serve without the possibility of parole— for his crime.