Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 5/12/16

Laser Womack was sentenced to 80 years suspend all but 40 years, and five years probation, for his role in a gruesome triple shooting that left one person dead.

For Immediate Release 5/11/2016

Today the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office exonerated Malcolm Jabbar Bryant for the murder of 16-year-old Toni Bullock.

For Immediate Release 5/10/16

A Baltimore City jury convicted Andre Mixon of Murder in the First Degree and using a handgun in the commission of that crime of violence for the July 15, 2013, shooting of Montae Higgins in the 200 block of Diener Place. Mixon is facing a maximum of Life plus 20 years at sentencing which will be held on July 22, 2016.

For Immediate Release 5/9/2016

Kamal Muhammad, also known as Melvin Caldwell, was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder. Muhammad faces up to 30 years in prison for his crime.

For Immediate Release 5/9/2016

A rapist is heading to prison after Assistant State’s Attorney Michele Lambert sealed a conviction for second degree rape against Christ Bessimo, he faces 20 years in prison.

For Immediate Release 5/3/2016

Derrick Lamb pled guilty today to possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Hynum prosecuted this case and sought a sentence of 20 years suspend all but five years, and four years probation.

For Immediate Release 5/2/2016
Kevin Simpson has been sentenced to life for first degree murder of Martel Jackson and Oscar Torres, first degree attempted murder of David Palacios, and auto manslaughter of Shanizya Taft. 

For Immediate Release 4/29/2016

Two murderers are off the streets of Baltimore, after Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock sealed a conviction for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder .

For Immediate Release 4/29/2016

Keon Brown has been sentenced to four years in prison after he pled guilty to first degree malicious burning during the April 2015 unrest. Another man, Keith Riggins, was convicted of conspiracy to commit first degree malicious burning, after a witness identified him on video, and informed Baltimore Police.

For Immediate Release 4/28/16

Assistant State’s Attorneys Rich Gibson and Michael Turiello successfully sealed convictions of six men and one woman who participated in the robbery of a pharmaceutical truck.