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Guilty party shot victim Cameron Anderson in the head

Baltimore (March 10, 2020) - Today a Baltimore City jury convicted Dayon Cooper, 18, of first-degree murder, using a handgun in a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, and wear/carry/transport of a handgun. Cooper shot and killed victim Cameron Anderson on the 5400 block of Cedonia Avenue. He faces a maximum sentence of life plus 28 years at his sentencing hearing scheduled for June 8, 2020.

Sleet was convicted of eight charges in December 2019

Central Baltimore (March 10, 2020) - Today, Deandre Sleet was sentenced to life plus 25 years with the first 10 years to be served without the possibility of parole. Sleet was found guilty in December 2019 for the felony murder of Timothy Moriconi and related charges including using a handgun in a crime of violence, felon in possession of a handgun, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and wear/carry/transport of a handgun. 

Baltimore (March 10, 2020) -  Bryant Woodley was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury of first degree murder, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person. He faces a maximum of life plus thirty five years when he is sentenced on June 5, 2020.

Baltimore City  (February 24, 2020) -  The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office released its 2019 Annual Report. The 48-page document houses a wealth of information on the office's conviction data, funding raised for victims and witnesses, and community outreach efforts over the past year.

Anderson Covel, Jr. faces a maximum sentence of Life plus 35 years

North Baltimore (February 25, 2020) - Yesterday, a Baltimore City jury found Anderson Covel, Jr., 31, guilty of first degree murder, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and being a disqualified person in possession of a regulated firearm. He faces a maximum sentence of Life plus thirty five years, to be determined on May 5, 2020.

Shooting resulted in the death of Christopher Sutton

Baltimore (February 21, 2020) - This morning, Shawn Battle, 24, was sentenced to 30 years, suspending 15, and 5 years probation in the shooting death of Christopher Sutton. Battle plead guilty on February 10 for manslaughter and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.  

Ruben Jackson, Jr. was attempting to clean up the scene when his mother returned home

North Baltimore (February 21, 2020) - Ruben Jackson, Jr., 28, was found guilty on February 19 of second degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24. 

The shooting was the last murder in Baltimore City for 2016

Northeast Baltimore (February 19, 2020) - Yesterday, Jordan Moody, 31, was sentenced to a total of Life plus 35 years for a shooting outside Robbies Nest bar on E. North Avenue that resulted in the death of Keith Patterson. On October 17, 2019, Moody was found guilty of 1st degree murder, 1st degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and related gun charges. 

Prosecutors Across the Country Argue for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s Right to Correct Unjust Convictions

Woman abducted in broad daylight is found dead inside a burning vacant home the next day

South Baltimore (February 4, 2020) - Willard Turner, 35, was sentenced to Life plus 80 years for the  abduction and murder of 29 year old victim, Tiffany Jones, in August 2018. Turner was convicted of the following charges in November of 2019: first-degree murder; arson; kidnapping; conspiracy to kidnap; false imprisonment; and, conspiracy.