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By DON AINES | April 4, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with attempted homicide and arson was ruled incompetent to stand trial during a Thursday competency hearing before Judge Douglas Herman in Franklin County Court. Dr. John Hume, a forensic psychiatrist, testified at the hearing that Laverne Z. Zimmerman has a mental disorder that prevents him from being able to assist in his own defense. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital "as soon as a bed is available.
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By DON AINES | April 4, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with attempted homicide and arson was ruled incompetent to stand trial during a Thursday competency hearing before Judge Douglas Herman in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Dr. John Hume, a forensic psychiatrist, testified at the hearing that Laverne Z. Zimmerman has a mental disorder that prevents him from being able to assist in his own defense. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital "as soon as a bed is available.
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 29, 2008
Man charged in December slayings seeks jury trial in separate case Douglas Wayne Pryor, who faces first-degree murder charges in the Dec. 19 deaths of his ex-girlfriend and a police officer, has requested a jury trial in a separate case involving a previous incident with his ex-girlfriend, according to court records. In that case, Pryor was charged with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property after Alison Munson told police he got angry and began hitting her Oct. 31, according to documents filed in Washington County District Court.
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February 21, 2008
A man who was charged in January with five felony violations of causing the cruel killing of an animal asked a judge Wednesday in Washington County District Court for a jury trial. The case of Gregory Charles Wiles, 41, was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court, where jury trials are heard. Wiles also was charged in January with 29 misdemeanor violations of failing to provide sufficient food and drink, according to court documents. The Humane Society of Washington County in December 2007 seized 34 cows - 15 Holstein heifers from a pasture on College Road in the Hagerstown area and 18 cows and one dead cow from a pasture on Neck Road in the Williamsport area.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 12, 2008
ELLICOTT CITY, MD. - Brandon T. Morris' defense team doesn't dispute that a correctional officer was shot in the face during the early-morning hours of Jan. 26, 2006, or that Morris was involved in the shooting. In fact, Morris is guilty of most of the crimes with which he is charged, defense attorney Arcangelo Tuminelli repeatedly told the jury Friday morning during opening statements in the former Roxbury Correctional Institution inmate's trial. But Tuminelli argued that Morris, who faces the death penalty in the slaying of Jeffery A. Wroten, 44, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 11, 2008
ELLICOTT CITY, MD. ? Brandon T. Morris' defense team doesn't dispute that a correctional officer was shot in the face during the early-morning hours of Jan. 26, 2006, or that Morris was involved in the shooting. In fact, Morris is guilty of most of the crimes with which he is charged, defense attorney Arcangelo Tuminelli repeatedly told the jury Friday morning during opening statements in the former Roxbury Correctional Institution inmate's trial. But Tuminelli argued that Morris, who faces the death penalty in the slaying of Jeffery A. Wroten, 44, of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Testimony during a jury trial Thursday centered around whether the bulges in a man's pants were packages of meat he stole from a local grocery store. A Washington County Circuit Court jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Darrell Stephan Wims, 46, of Hagerstown, guilty of a charge of theft less than $100, although no meat was recovered. Circuit Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Wims to 90 days in jail, the maximum penalty for a conviction of that offense.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 6, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Testimony during a jury trial Thursday centered around whether the bulges in a man's pants were packages of meat he stole from a local grocery store. A Washington County Circuit Court jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Darrell Stephan Wims, 46, of Hagerstown, guilty of a charge of theft less than $100, although no meat was recovered. Circuit Judge John H. McDowell sentenced Wims to 90 days in jail, the maximum penalty for a conviction of that offense.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 29, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Jurors in the trial of one of two men accused in the 2005 shooting death of Donald "Dee" Redman in Martinsburg planned to begin deliberations this afternoon. Closing arguments were presented this morning after the defense rested its case without calling any witnesses. Defendant John J. Grant, aka "Butter," chose not to testify. The jury selected a foreman and told 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III that it wanted to take a lunch break before beginning deliberations at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the second day of his jury trial, Grant told Silver he couldn't say he killed Redman.
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by ERIN JULIUS | November 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The jury trial of a Hagerstown man charged with first-degree murder among other crimes in the January death of his former girlfriend's infant son begins Monday morning. The state will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole if Floyd Edward Bingaman III, 21, is convicted, according to paperwork filed in June in Washington County Circuit Court. Justice Calvin Stotler, whose name later was changed to Justice Christopher Calvin Myers-Cannon, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins University Hospital the afternoon of Jan. 6, according to court records.
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