murder

April 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

State’s Attorney’s Office Win Murder, Attempted Murder Convictions on Same Day

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office won two convictions Monday —a murder charge against a man who killed his pregnant fiancée and an attempted murder charge against a man who participated in a botched drug deal. “Yesterday was a great day to be state’s attorney in Montgomery County,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Tuesday at […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Man Convicted for Role in Gang Murder, Prosecutors Say

A federal jury Wednesday convicted a Silver Spring man in connection with gang activity. Prosecutors believe the man is a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron was found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering, and for that charge he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison, according to a […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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September 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Missing Teacher’s Boyfriend Charged With Her Murder (VIDEO)

The boyfriend of an Olney teacher, missing nine days, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with her murder, police said Wednesday night. Tyler Tessier’s arrest follows the discovery, earlier Wednesday, of Laura Wallen’s body in a shallow grave off a quiet country road near Damascus, Police Chief Tom Manger said at a news conference. Tessier […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Gets Life in Murder of 72-Year-Old Woman

A 23-year-old man from Northeast Washington received a life sentence Wednesday for the death of a 72-year-old woman in Wheaton, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Kwasi Sadler was convicted in the death of Linda Johnston, who was stabbed in her Arcola Avenue home Aug. 6, 2015, according to a statement by Montgomery County police at […]

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July 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 from July 21-27

Never underestimate the power of a sunflower. For the fourth week in a row, our coverage of the blooming sunflowers was among our top stories based on web traffic. Our stories about the relocation of the Confederate soldier from the Red Brick Courthouse grounds in Rockville to White’s Ferry also ranked high. Rounding out the […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Red Line News: The Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations are closed this week for SafeTrack work. Find out more, here. 2. Police Blotter: Montgomery County police have arrested three men for the June 5th murders of 17-year-old Shadi Najjar and 18-year-old […]

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June 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Crime in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents attended a community meeting with Montgomery County police officers on Wednesday night to discuss crime in Montgomery Village. Many residents attended the meeting at the North Creek Community Center because they wanted more information about the double homicide that occurred on Gallery Court on June 5th. Commander Dinesh Patil of the 6th […]

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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Capt. Francke on Double Homicide: “This Was A Heinous Crime, A Brazen Crime, Need Public’s Help” (VIDEO)

It’s been one week today since two Northwest High School students, 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov, were gunned down as they sat in a parked car on Gallery Court in Montgomery Village, and still there’s been no information released about a suspect or a motive. Police say detectives have collected a lot […]

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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Turn to DNA Technology to Solve 1992 Cold Case in Comus, New Suspect Composite (VIDEO)

It’s been 25 years since 57-year-old James Essel was killed at the Sugarloaf Mountain Market at 23800 Old Hundred Road in the Comus area. According to police, Essel was stabbed multiple times on March 22, 1992, and the suspect remains at large. Today, police released a composite of what the suspect may have looked like […]

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