Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

In Baltimore, it will soon be illegal to possess gear associated with dog-fighting. The City Council on Monday unanimously voted to approve a proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to make it a crime to be in possession of animal-fighting paraphernalia, such as so-called "breaking sticks" and breeding stands. Read More

A Baltimore man charged with murder — who was accidentally released from jail last year and recaptured — was convicted of first-degree murder this week at his second trial, prosecutors said. Read More

Two Baltimore men were sentenced to life with all but 30 years suspended for killing a man in Northwest Baltimore after warning him not to sell drug "testers" in their area, the State's Attorney's Office announced. Read more

Bishop Heather Cook’s jail sentence for drunk driving put a spotlight on how those cares are treated in the courts. Are the laws—and the judges—too lenient? Or are high-profile cases changing enforcement? Read more

Sixteen years ago, Lisa Spicknall was thrust into the spotlight for the worst of reasons. Her 2- and 3-year-old children, Richie and Destiny, were killed in a horrific murder case that drew attention across the country. Their father, Richard Spicknall, would eventually plead guilty to killing them. Read more