Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

For Immediate Release 5/1/2015

Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, will hold a press conference regarding Freddie Gray.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For Immediate Release 4/20/15

While I cannot discuss the details in the death of Freddie Gray due to the ongoing investigation...

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.