Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 6/19/18

West Baltimore — Danny Battle pled guilty to first degree murder and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence in the death of Irvin Lawson.  He was sentenced to life suspending all but 40 years. Assistant State’s Attorney David Owens prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/18/2018

Southwest Baltimore— Jason Alcindor was convicted of second degree murder by a Baltimore City jury. Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 6/18/18

South East Baltimore — James Chavis was convicted of manslaughter for his involvement in the stabbing death of Oscar Acevedo. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Jennifer Brady prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/12/2018

Baltimore — A cohort of more than a half dozen men and women became the first individuals to graduate from State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s Aim to B’more (AIM) program Tuesday afternoon.

AIM is an innovative diversionary program that provides first-time, non-violent, felony drug offenders an alternative to incarceration. Participants serve a 3-year probation before judgment to include community service, job readiness classes, continuing education assistance, workforce development, apprenticeship and internship opportunities, mentors, life skills, and full time employment assistance.

For Immediate Release: 6/9/18

Baltimore —The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) hosted its first Summer #PopUp on Friday evening. Over 500 youth gathered at Dunbar High School for an outdoor event with inflatables, food, and music. The event was sponsored in partnership with Mayor Catherine Pugh, Office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, and DTLR.

For Immediate Release 6/8/2018

Baltimore — Today, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) in partnership with DTLR, Mayor Catherine Pugh, Council President Jack Young, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City School Police, and Recreation and Parks is hosting its first #PopUp event of Summer 2018. Baltimore City youth are invited to a “Summer Jam” at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s field on Monument Street. The event is FREE and will feature games, food, inflatables, face painting and music.

For Immediate Release: 5/6/18

Baltimore — Today, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby released felony conviction rates for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City dating back to 2011. Additionally, she provided the conviction rates for each felony division within her office, as well as the rationale for the entry of STET or Nolle Prosequi in some cases, since the start of her administration in 2015.

For Immediate Release: 5/5/2018

Southeast Baltimore — Antonio Burrs was sentenced to Life in prison after being convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Brady prosecuted the case.

On March 19, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police were advised of a non-fatal shooting outside of a restaurant located in the 6500 block of Riverview Avenue.

For Immediate Release 6/4/2018

Baltimore — State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby joined City Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, as well as representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to announce the indictment of an alleged sex trafficker, Donte Barr.

For Immediate Release: 5/30/18

South Baltimore — After a trial by jury, Matthew Vaise was convicted of second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. Questions were raised about Vaise’s mental state at the time of the murder, but the jury found Vaise to be “criminally responsible” for the 2015 murder of his father, Stephen Vaise. 

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Adam Lane Chaudry prosecuted the case.