Press Releases

Police find victim lying in the middle of an intersection


West Baltimore (November 14, 2019) Aaron Scott was found guilty of second degree murder for the death of Rennie Milligan and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 28, 2020. The defendant is facing 43 years in prison for his crimes.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jeffrey Maylor prosecuted this case.

Man flees and eludes police resulting in the fatal car accident of a Baltimore Woman

Baltimore, Maryland  (November 12, 2019) A jury convicted defendant Ryan Hazel on 11 counts of firearm and drug trafficking offenses including: possession with intent to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of heroin; possession of cocaine; possession of alprazolam; possession of oxycodone; wear carry transport a handgun in a vehicle; unlawfully receiving a detachable magazine with a capacity of more than 10 rounds; fleeing and eluding police in an automobile; and, possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces a maximum of 76 years in prison without the possibility of probation or parole for the first five years of his sentence. In conjunction with this verdict, Hazel plead guilty in February 2019 to the automobile manslaughter of Margaret Hall for which he received a 10 year sentence.

Husband Told Police That His Wife Stabbed Herself


South East Baltimore (November 8, 2019) -Amit Kumar was convicted of first degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon for the murder of his wife, Ankita Verma.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 21, 2020 and faces life plus three years.


Assistant State’s Attorney David Owens prosecuted this case.


Southwest Baltimore (November 7, 2019)- Today, Francois Browne, 38, was sentenced to serve life in prison plus 40 years for the death of 18- month-old, Zaray Gray. In September, Browne was convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse. Prior to Gray’s death, Browne previously served nearly three years in prison for the child abuse related death of  his own son in late 2012.

Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2019) Today, after a three-day bench trial, Baltimore Police Department (BDP) Officer Michael O’Sullivan was found guilty of perjury and misconduct in office for his testimony given in a district court trial on June 4, 2018. Perjury is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 3, 2019. 

Multiple Witnesses from the Shipley Hill Community Identify Shooter 

South Baltimore (October 31, 2019)-Last week, the defendant, Davon “Big Baby” Crowner, 34, was convicted, after a jury trial, of the first-degree murder of Xavier Starke, using a handgun in a crime of violence, wearing carrying and transporting a handgun and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Northwest Baltimore (October 30, 2019) - Defendant, Xavier Farmer, has been sentenced to life suspend all but sixty years and five years of supervised probation.   In April, Farmer was found guilty of the October 2017 first-degree murder of Terrill Kennedy. Farmer was also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.

East Baltimore (October 18, 2019) – Christopher Rather was sentenced today to 43 years in prison for the murder of Jasmine Pierce-Morris. Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Shaundria Hanna prosecuted the case.

Southwest Baltimore (October,18 2019) - Defendant, Keon Gray was sentenced today to 75 years in prison for the murder of seven-year-old Taylor Hayes in July of 2018. 

Jury finds man guilty for his involvement in fatal parking lot dispute.

Northeast Baltimore (October 10, 2019) - A jury returned a verdict of guilty for manslaughter and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence against Karl Peck, 29, for the murder of Walter Paige, 49, which occurred on December 01, 2018. Sentencing is currently set for December 13, 2019 and the defendant faces up to 30 years.

Assistant State’s Attorney Shaundria Hanna prosecuted this case.