SAO Press Releases
Murder Caught On Camera-- Offender Convicted and Faces 30 years
For Immediate Release 5/5/15
Sheldon Hopkins was convicted Monday of second-degree murder. Jurors found Hopkins guilty of stabbing Donnell Bishop to death in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in the Broadway East neighborhood. Hopkins faces up to 30 years for his crime. Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted the case.
Violent Criminals Sentenced for Murder of Waverly Father
For Immediate Release 5/4/15
Dontay Dorsey and DeAngelo Anthony have been sentenced to Life, suspend all but 30 years, for the first-degree murder of Tavon Frederick. The May 2012 murder took place in the 3300 block of Westerwald Ave in Waverly.
Marilyn Mosby Charges Six Baltimore Police Officers Involved in the Freddie Gray Arrest
For Immediate Release 5/1/15
Today Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, announced charges against six Baltimore City Police Officers for their alleged role in the death of Freddie Gray. The State’s Attorney’s Office conducted an independent investigation into this matter upon receiving notice of the incident.
Press Conference for Freddie Gray
For Immediate Release 5/1/2015
Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, will hold a press conference regarding Freddie Gray.
Statement From SAO on Receiving BPD Investigation
For Immediate Release 4/30/2015
The State’s Attorney’s Office has in fact received the hardcopies of the Baltimore Police Department’s investigative file; however, the results of their investigation are not new to us.
SAO Responds to Last Night's Arrests and Calls For Peace
For Immediate Release 4/28/2015
Our primary focus is utilizing our resources to continue our independent investigation into the death of Freddie Gray to determine if criminal charges will be filed.
Prosecutor Wins 36 Year Old Child Molestation Case, Molester Faces Up to 250 Years
For Immediate Release 4/24/15
Nicolaos Trinitis, the former owner of South East Baltimore’s Bill’s Café, was convicted Friday of more than a dozen counts of third-degree sex offense four separate counts of sexual child abuse.
Woman convicted of 1st Degree Murder and Attempted Murder Over a $70 debt.
For Immediate Release 4/23/15
On October 22nd, 2013 Gwendolyn Johnson was shot and killed in the 800 block of Abbott Court, Latrobe Homes in Baltimore’s Old Town neighborhood. Wednesday, a jury convicted Brittany “Chops” Powers of first-degree murder and associated handgun crimes for killing Ms. Johnson. Powers was also convicted of the attempted first-degree murder of Cha-Donna Chase, as well as hand gun crimes.
Statement on the Death of Freddie Gray
For Immediate Release 4/20/15
While I cannot discuss the details in the death of Freddie Gray due to the ongoing investigation...
Violent Offender Commits Murder During Botched Burglary, Convicted
For Immediate Release 4/17/15
Joseph Oglesby was convicted Friday of the murder of Ralph Timmons during a failed burglary in April of 2013. The jury found Oglesby guilty of first-degree burglary and murder during the commission of a felony. Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla prosecuted the case. The murder took place in the 1900 block of North Bentalou St. in the Mondawmin neighborhood.