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South Baltimore (October 8, 2019) - Today, a Baltimore city jury rendered a guilty verdict for defendant Michael Allen on first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon. Mr. Allen faces Life plus three years for his crimes. He sentencing has been scheduled for January 6, 2020. Allen is a repeat violent offender with numerous convictions ranging from solicitation to commit murder to theft.

Assistant State's Attorneys Elizabeth Stock and Amy Brown prosecuted this case.

Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2019) - Former Sergeant for the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) Marlon Koushall, faces up to 10 years for second-degree assault, and any sentence that isn’t cruel or unusual for misconduct while in public office.

On August 26, 2018, the Defendant who was on duty and in uniform as a Baltimore City Police Officer arrived on the scene at Custom House Drive to back-up another officer for a disorderly conduct call, when he pushed, punched, and knocked down a female without legal justification, causing injury to her head and back.

Witnesses in the Franklin Square Community Positively ID Shooter

West Baltimore (October 2, 2019) - A jury convicted Dante Henderson of murder in the first-degree and on all other counts including; wear, carry and transport a handgun,use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence,and being a felon in possession. Henderson is facing a potential maximum sentence of Life plus 35 years for his crimes and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 19, 2019.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted this case.

Northeast Baltimore (September 30, 2019) - Brothers, Eric Bowman, 28 and Steven Bowman, 26, were found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of Randall Finney, Jr. in September of 2018. The Bowman's were also convicted of: using a handgun in a crime of violence, HGV, and possessing a handgun after a disqualifying offense. Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of Life plus 35 years. Their sentencings are set for November 18, 2019.

Assistant State's Attorney, Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted both defendants in this case.

Gunmen’s Getaway Car Set on Fire Hours After Shooting

BALTIMORE (September 25, 2019) - Karaca Hyman was found guilty of murder in the second degree for Abdoulie Jallow in September 2018, and use of a firearm in a crime of violence. Hyman sentencing is November 20, 2019, and he faces 60 years in prison for his crimes. Assistant State's Attorney Kurt Bjorklund prosecuted the case.

Surveillance Video Catches Employee Assisting During Armed Robbery

South Baltimore (September 25, 2019) - Jazmika Buforda has been convicted of robbery and conspiracy charges concerning her participation in the armed robbery of the bar where she worked. Buforda's sentencing is scheduled for December 16, 2019.

 Assistant State's Attorney (ASA) Colin A. Grigg prosecuted this case.

Justice Served to Baltimore Woman after Surviving a Near Fatal Carjacking

Southeast Baltimore (September 20, 2019) – Last night, Roderick King was sentenced to life plus 65 years. In July, King was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed carjacking, armed robbery, use of a firearm in a crime of violence among other charges for a carjacking and attack that took place in the Highlandtown community in the spring of 2018.

East Baltimore (September 20, 2019) – This week, Devon Richardson was sentenced to life plus 10 years for the murder of Elijah Solomon Johnson. This summer the defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, use of a handgun in a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a disqualified person.

Baltimore, Maryland (September  17, 2019) - After only ten minutes of deliberation, a Baltimore City jury found defendant, Jose Luis Navarro Guevara, guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI), speeding and negligent driving in reference to a traffic stop that occurred in January 2019. 

Assistant State’s Attorney from the Misdemeanor Jury Division, Matthew Matera, successfully prosecuted this case.

Armed carjackers found responsible for a homicide that occurred minutes later

Northwest Baltimore (September 16, 2019) - Mikayal Hendricks, 18, pled guilty last week to the first degree murder of Lawrence Price, for which he received Life, with all but 40 years of this sentence suspended. The defendant also pled guilty to having a handgun in the commission of a violent crime and was given an additional five year concurrent sentence. Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel successfully prosecuted this case.