Family not satisfied with verdicts in Paraguay murder of Maryland native

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after 16-year-old Maryland native Luis Alejandro “Alex” Villamayor was killed in Paraguay, a defendant on Tuesday was found guilty of his murder and a second defendant was found guilty of obstructing the investigation. René Hofstetter,…

State delegate works to make streets safer following grandson’s murder

There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year. Among the victims, the grandson of Baltimore City Delegate Talmadge Branch. Branch is sponsoring legislation to try and expand a violence prevention program already operating in the city in the hopes of saving the lives of others

In Maryland, efforts to streamline exonerations stymied

By Eleanor Mueller Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Sabein Burgess wasted no time trying to prove his innocence. Convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in June 1995, the then-24-year-old waited just 10 days after his trial before…

Van Hollen: Nation Must Adopt Maryland’s Gun Laws to Lower Homicides

Lawmakers want other states to emulate Maryland’s gun laws

Delegates Hear Bill That Would Punish Heroin and Fentanyl Dealers Whose Drugs Kill

Opponents Fear 30-Year Maximum Sentence Would Be Applied to Users