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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday upheld the manslaughter conviction of a former Warfordsburg, Pa., man in the 2010 death of a Hancock infant. Nicholas McKee, 24, is serving 35 years in state prison in the death of 6-week-old Bella Appel, who died Jan. 9, 2010, from injuries she sustained six days earlier. McKee was convicted of manslaughter, first-degree child abuse causing death, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in a three-day bench trial before Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer in October 2010.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2013
A Pennsylvania man faces a possible state prison sentence after he entered an Alford plea Thursday to negligent manslaughter by vehicle in the death of a Williamsport man last summer. Stephen James Bonafede, 27, of Mountville, Pa., also entered Alford pleas to two counts of causing life-threatening injuries in a July 24 crash on Eastern Boulevard near Security Road. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but is an acknowledgment that the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction.
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By DON AINES | February 2, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisburg, Pa., man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of a borough man.The jury deliberated three and a half hours before finding Bryant K. Jefferson, 39, guilty in the Oct. 6, 1997, death of Charles Green Jr., 22, who was killed outside his West Catherine Street home during an argument. Jefferson admitted shooting Green, who died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, but testified it was in self-defense.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
A paraplegic driver imprisoned seven years ago for negligent manslaughter in the deaths of a Hagerstown couple must appear in Washington County Circuit Court in February for allegedly violating terms of his probation by driving again. Matthew David Meyer, 31, of Ellicott City, Md., was taken into custody by Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald last week and brought back to Washington County, where he posted $10,000 bail, Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael said. Meyer was sentenced to seven years in prison and received another seven-year suspended sentence after pleading no contest to the two manslaughter charges in the deaths of Gerald and Mary Dietrich of Hagerstown, according to court records.
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September 20, 2000
Jefferson County man indicted for involuntary manslaughter By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County man was indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in connection with the January shooting death of his friend at a nearby subdivision, according to court records. A Jefferson County grand jury handed up the charge against John Michael Weaver. Earl Payton, 54, died Jan. 31 after being shot in the chest at Weaver's house in the Orchard Hills subdivision near Ranson, police said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 20, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg man charged with murder in connection with the shooting and beating death of a man more than a year ago has agreed to plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter, his attorney and the county's prosecutor said during a court hearing Wednesday afternoon. Kirk Grantham, 27, was charged with shooting Marvin Redman, 35, once in the stomach and beating him with a gun on June 15, 2003, in the parking lot of Capital Heights, an apartment complex outside of Martinsburg.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 1, 2012
The latest effort of a former Hagerstown man to get a new trial in the 2007 death of an infant has been denied by a Washington County Circuit Court judge. Floyd A. Bingaman III is serving a 30-year sentence for the January 2007 death of 4-month-old Justice Calvin Myers-Cannon. He was convicted by a jury that year of first-degree child abuse resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter, court records said. Judge Donald E. Beachley on Thursday signed an order denying Bingaman's motion to reopen Bingaman's post-conviction case.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2011
A preliminary hearing scheduled on Monday for a North Carolina man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a coworker was postponed until the defendant gets an attorney, Jefferson County Magistrate Gail Boober said Friday.  Chris Blake Jacobs, 28, of Pembroke, N.C., is being held in Eastern Regional Jail on a $20,000 bond, according to Magistrate Court records.  He was charged by Jefferson County sheriff deputies Sunday following an April 30 incident at the America's Best Value Inn at 807 Willow Spring Drive, Charles Town, the court records said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 30, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A man serving a 10-year sentence for manslaughter by vehicle in the May 2008 death of 35-year-old Debra Reed Fields-Jordan has been ordered in Washington County Circuit Court to pay $2,084,076.31 to the woman's husband and children. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. made the decision Wednesday. Harry W. Shrader Jr., 46, was being held Friday at Maryland Correctional Training Center, a medium, minimum and prerelease facility south of Hagerstown, according to prison records available on the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Web site.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 2, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the beating of an older man who later died. Police obtained a warrant charging James Clark Owens Jr., 42, of Pennsylvania Avenue, with one misdemeanor count of involuntary manslaughter. Owens was in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night, waiting to be arraigned by a magistrate. The fight took place Nov. 10 around lunch time in the Martinsburg Wal-Mart parking lot, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her in August waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. He was transported to the county courthouse Tuesday, where he met privately with a public defender and chose to waive the preliminary hearing before appearing before a judge. His case will be scheduled for mandatory arraignment. Waynesboro police charged Savage with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court to four years in state prison for the death of a Williamsport man and injuries to a woman and child in a fatal accident last summer. Stephen James Bonafede, 27, of Mountville, Pa., entered Alford pleas in January to one count negligent manslaughter and two counts of causing life-threatening injuries while driving under the influence of alcohol, court records said. The charges stemmed from a July 23, 2012, crash on Eastern Boulevard in which Luis Enrique Salazar-Reyna died of injuries he received in a head-on collision with the vehicle Bonafede was driving.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2013
A Pennsylvania man faces a possible state prison sentence after he entered an Alford plea Thursday to negligent manslaughter by vehicle in the death of a Williamsport man last summer. Stephen James Bonafede, 27, of Mountville, Pa., also entered Alford pleas to two counts of causing life-threatening injuries in a July 24 crash on Eastern Boulevard near Security Road. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but is an acknowledgment that the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction.
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November 13, 2012
A Winchester, Va., man charged with homicide by vehicle in a November 2011 crash waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas. In addition to the homicide by vehicle charge, David Foy, 49, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and four summary offenses, according to online court records. Foy was driving a Subaru Outback on Pa. 16 east of Mercersburg, Pa., when the vehicle went off the road at the intersection with Welsh Run Road and hit a house.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2012
A Hagerstown woman has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury on a charge of manslaughter in the drowning death of her infant son earlier this year, according to Circuit Court records. Taria Michelle King, 27, of 309 E. Ridge Drive, also was indicted last week on charges of reckless endangerment and neglect of a child in the death of 7-month-old Ronald Oliver Jr. on March 7, court records said. When ambulance personnel arrived at King's home that day, Oliver was lying on his back on the bathroom floor and was immediately taken to Meritus Medical Center, according to the incident report from the Hagerstown Police Department.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 1, 2012
The latest effort of a former Hagerstown man to get a new trial in the 2007 death of an infant has been denied by a Washington County Circuit Court judge. Floyd A. Bingaman III is serving a 30-year sentence for the January 2007 death of 4-month-old Justice Calvin Myers-Cannon. He was convicted by a jury that year of first-degree child abuse resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter, court records said. Judge Donald E. Beachley on Thursday signed an order denying Bingaman's motion to reopen Bingaman's post-conviction case.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2012
A 19-year-old Williamsport man was killed, and a Hagerstown woman and her 3-year-old son were flown to hospitals after a two-vehicle accident Monday night on Eastern Boulevard near Security Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carly Hose said Luis Enrique Salazar-Reyna, a front-seat passenger in a 1999 Toyota Corolla, died at Meritus Medical Center shortly after the 11:55 p.m. accident. The driver of the Corolla, Denise Baez, 22, of Hagerstown, was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Medical Center in Baltimore.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2012
A St. Thomas Township, Pa., man who was sentenced to a minimum of six years in state prison for the shooting death of his wife was back in court Friday asking that his plea be withdrawn based on bad advice from his attorney. Christopher T. Jones, 33, said the advice his former attorney, David S. Keller, gave him was not effective, and was the reason he entered a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter before Judge Shawn Meyers in January. Jones is serving a six- to 14-year prison sentence for the shooting death of his 27-year-old wife, Kristin Runyon.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2012
A Hagerstown man pleaded no contest Monday morning to voluntary manslaughter in the January 2011 shooting death of Damon M. Scott. Brock Jerome Smith, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced July 16. He is expected to be ordered to serve three years in prison as part of a plea agreement. Smith also is expected to be ordered to pay restitution, but will be credited for time he has served at Eastern Regional Jail, where he has been incarcerated since Jan. 19, 2011, according to jail records and Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
A Smithsburg woman charged with administering a fatal drug overdose to her boyfriend last year entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge  Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced Chasity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, to 10 years in prison, with all of it suspended except for the 349 days she has served in the Washington County Detention Center since her arrest in April 2011. Dwyer also ordered Kline to spend three years on supervised probation, abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random drug testing and take part in any treatment programs recommended by her probation officer.
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