SAO Press Releases
Statement on Gregg Thomas Case
The State’s Attorney’s Office is disappointed justice has yet to prevail for Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith McNeill. Today’s decision will not stop us in our relentless pursuit of justice.
--Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City
Repeat Offender Convicted of Firearm Possession
For Immediate Release 2/25/16
Kevin Matthews was convicted of possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person, he is facing a maximum 15 year sentence for his crime.
Man Responsible for One of 36 Murders in Bloody May 2015 Faces Life Plus 35 Years
For Immediate Release 2/23/16
Dominic Anderson was convicted by a jury Monday of Murder in the First Degree, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, and of being a Disqualified Person in Possession of a Regulated Firearm. Assistant State’s Attorney Gerard B. Volatile prosecuted the case.
Man Convicted of Sex Offense and Assault of 16-year-old Girl at a Fraternity House
For Immediate Release 2/19/16
A Baltimore jury found Ethan Turner guilty of a sex offense in the second degree and second degree assault after he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at a fraternity house on the campus of Johns Hopkins University.
Murderers Facing Three Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 40 Years for Murder of 1-year-old Boy
For Immediate Release 2/18/2016
Rashid Mayo, Eddie Tarver, and Dequan Shields were found guilty of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and several handgun violations, for their role in the shooting death of 1-year-old Carter Scott. All three men face three consecutive life sentences plus 40 years.
Killer Sentenced to Life for the Brutal Stabbing and Beating Death of Man
For Immediate Release 2/17/2016
Dawnta Donnell Baskerville, will spend life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to life plus ten years for the gruesome murder of Laconte Mitchell.
Woman Who Murdered Her One-Year-Old Son, Sentenced to 40 Years
For Immediate Release 2/12/16
Cierra Curtis was found guilty in December of 2015 of one count of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree child abuse resulting in death of her 20-month-old son. This week Curtis was given the maximum penalty of 40 years in prison for her crimes.
Public Enemy #1 Christopher Goode Convicted of Attempted Murder
For Immediate Release 2/11/2016
Public Enemy # 1, Christopher Goode, was convicted of attempted murder in the second degree and openly wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He is facing 33 years in prison. Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Lambert prosecuted the case.
Man Faces 90 Years for Role in Brutal Triple Shooting and Murder
For Immediate Release 2/11/16
Laser Womack faces 90 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and two attempted murder charges in a gruesome triple shooting that left one person dead. Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Blomquist prosecuted the case.
Coverdale Found Guilty After Murdering Victim with Hammer & Setting the Body Ablaze
For Immediate Release 2/10/2016
Lawrence Coverdale was found guilty of the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree, Intent to injure with a Deadly Weapon, and Malicious Burning of Personal Property. Assistant State’s Attorney Angela Diehl prosecuted the case.