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The retrial of a man convicted of murdering a Hagerstown police officer has produced the same verdict as in 1976: guilty of first-degree felony murder. Talbot County (Md.) Circuit Judge Broughton Earnest announced his verdict Tuesday in the retrial of...
Tags: Criminal Laws, Theft, Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Murder
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe tables were turned Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court when a judge, attorneys and court officials took the witness stand in a hearing in which the attorney for an accused killer is seeking to have the case dismissed due to double jeopardy....
Tags: Murder, Prosecution, Justice System, Lawyers, Judges
email@example.comMerle Unger will get a new trial for his 1976 felony murder conviction in the shooting death of a Hagerstown police officer, but only after agreeing to a number of conditions, including giving up his right to a jury trial. Talbot County Circuit Judge...
firstname.lastname@example.orgJury selection began Monday in Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas for the capital murder trial of a man accused of beating his mother to death. The trial is expected to start later this week for Marcus Wallace, 42, who is charged with first-...
email@example.comA former Chambersburg Area School District assistant superintendent plans to sue the district for reinstatement to her position. Catherine “Cathy” Dusman’s attorney sent a letter to the school board threatening legal action if it did...
Two former business school deans caught up in a master’s degree scandal six years ago are suing West Virginia University again, arguing the school has ignored its obligation to repair their tarnished reputations. Former dean Stephen Sears and...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA Waynesboro, Pa., man pleaded guilty Friday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to three counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 shootings of his estranged wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend’s mother, and was sentenced to three consecutive...
Three candidates are running for the open seat on the bench created by the retirement of Richard Walsh. Jeffrey S. Evans, Jerrold A. Sulcove and Jeremiah Zook are registered Republicans and residents of Franklin County, Pa. The winning candidates in...
The family of a man shot to death by police last month has filed a claim with the City of Martinsburg, notifying them of their intent to sue for $250 million. Wayne Arnold Jones, 50, of Stephens City, Va., died on March 13 after being shot multiple...
The sentencing of former Jefferson County Sheriff Robert Shirley, who was involved in the beating of a bank robbery suspect, was rescheduled Wednesday. Shirley now is set to appear before U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling on May 13...
email@example.comA man serving a life sentence for the 1979 murder of a Garrett County Sheriff’s deputy was in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday, seeking a new trial based on a higher court decision in the case of a man convicted of murdering a Hagerstown...
Tags: Murder, Talbot County, Justice System, Lawyers, Crimes
firstname.lastname@example.orgWashington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer recused himself from a suppression hearing Monday for a Chambersburg, Pa., man charged in a September 2012 bank robbery, and an out-of-area judge will be brought in to hear the case. Charles Benjamin...
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