Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 11/12/15

Devon Fergerson was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive Life Sentences plus 55 years for the brazen double murder of two brothers in Upper Fells Point. Fergerson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of using a handgun while committing a crime of violence, and one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

For Immediate Release 11/10/15

Gabrielle Smith was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Latreisha Gowdy. Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund successfully argued for the bench to impose the maximum penalty available on Gowdy.

For Immediate Release 11/9/2015

Tyrone Servance, 24, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

For Immediate Release 11/9/15

Troy McLean was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the stabbing death of Arrington Sydnor. A Baltimore jury found McLean guilty of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and openly carrying a dangerous weapon in September 2015. Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Wilson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 11/3/15

Purnell Rodriquez was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder for killing Terrence Rheubottom in March of 2013. Rodriquez was also convicted of possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The case was a retrial of a previous proceeding. Major Investigations Unit Assistant State’s Attorneys LaRai Everett and Michael Turiello prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 10/26/15

Donzel Phipps pled guilty Monday to several handgun charges and the second degree murder of Jasmine Grimes.

For Immediate Release 10/26/15

Antomar Jones, 23, faces life plus 73 years in prison, after a Baltimore jury convicted him of first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, and several handgun violations.

For Immediate Release 10/23/15

Kenneth Carter, 29, has been sentenced to life, suspend all but 40 years, for the brutal murder of Nelson Dakurah. Dakurah died last year after being stabbed more than 60 times with a butcher knife.

For Immediate Release 10/21/15

Gabrielle Smith was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Latreisha Gowdy.

For Immediate Release 10/21/15

Deandre Boyd, 20, and Jonathan Winkler, 21, pled guilty Monday to the murder of Martell Rooks, 23. The bench sentenced the two men to life suspend all but 30 years.