Press Releases

Baltimore (February 24, 2021) - Yesterday, the Homicide Unit of the State's Attorney's Office (SAO) successfully indicted Andrew Harvey Jr., 25, for the fatal shooting of Tyrone McCray-Bey Jr. on May 23, 2020. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial.

Letter calls on Garland to Hold Rogue Police Accountable and End Mass Incarceration

Baltimore (February 23, 2020) - State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has led a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of Merrick Garland as Attorney General. The letter is signed by 16 progressive prosecutors, including Larry Krasner, Rachael Rollins, Chesa Boudin, and Kim Foxx.

Baltimore (February 23, 2021) - Yesterday, the Gun Violence Enforcement Division of the State's Attorney's Office (SAO) successfully indicted two illegal firearm cases in front of a Baltimore City Grand Jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at trial.

"I am pleased that the city's Solicitor has found that there is no clear requirement or standards set forth by the city charter, code, or administrative manual that require elected officials to seek approval for work travel not paid for by the city.

Baltimore (January 11, 2021) - Today, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces Erin Murphy as the new Chief Counsel responsible for providing legal advice to the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office. Ms. Murphy will begin her role effective on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Baltimore (January 8, 2021) – Yesterday, a Baltimore City Grand Jury returned a 2-count indictment against Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Officer Charles Baugher for offenses that occurred on June 6, 2019 in the City of Baltimore, including one count of second degree assault and one count of misconduct in office. Baugher faces up to up to 10 years in prison for the assault charge. There is no statutory penalty for the misconduct charge, which is classified as a misdemeanor.

Alleged Three-Year Scheme Ran From Local Grocery Store

Baltimore (January 8, 2021) – Yesterday, Kelly L. Fountain was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on charges of Conspiracy and Theft Scheme for participating in a fraudulent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.) benefits scheme orchestrated out of Yemen Grocery on 1400 W. Lombard Street from 2013 to 2016 with her former boyfriend, Kassem Mohammad Hafeed. Mr. Hafeed pled guilty in 2017 in U.S. District Court for similar charges. If found guilty of all charges, Ms. Fountain faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Defendants Found Guilty of First Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact to Murder

Baltimore (January 7, 2021) - Today, Derek Hoey was sentenced to life for the murder of 28-year-old Jorge Perez. Co-defendant, Kara Bach, was sentenced to 10 years suspend all but 5 years with 5 years of supervised probation. A Baltimore City jury returned guilty verdicts for both defendants in February of 2020. Hoey was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree and Bach was convicted of Accessory after the Fact to Murder in the First Degree.

Baltimore (December 30, 2020) – Last week, a Baltimore City Grand Jury returned a 2-count indictment against Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Officer Andre Maurice Pringle, for offenses that occurred on April 19, 2020 in the City of Baltimore, including one count of second degree assault and one count of misconduct in office. Pringle faces up to up to 10 years in prison for the assault charge. There is no statutory penalty for the misconduct charge, which is classified as a misdemeanor. 

Baltimore (December 15, 2020) - Today, Judge Peters granted the joint petition for writ of actual innocence, thereby exonerating Melvin Thomas for his role in a non-fatal shooting. Mr. Thomas had been found guilty by a court in 2001 and sentenced to 65 years in prison. Mr. Thomas’s conviction was predicated wholly on the testimony of one witness, the victim. In 2018, the victim recanted his testimony. The Conviction Integrity Unit’s (CIU) investigation centered around the credibility of the victim’s recantation alongside any new or newly evaluated evidence in determining innocence. The CIU ultimately recommended that the Court grant the joint petition for writ of actual innocence and then dismissed the case.