Monday, May 7, 2012
Wayne Price, charged with the Saturday night shooting death of Matthew Eugene Price, will be held without bond
Wayne Price, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his son on Saturday, will be held without bond, Montgomery County District Court Judge Eugene Wolfe ruled Monday afternoon. Assistant State’s Attorney Jeffrey Wennar told the court Price, 55, went to his room to obtain a handgun before shooting his son, 23-year-old Matthew Eugene Price, several times. The elder Price left the gun inside and followed his son down three flights of stairs in pursuit, Wennar said, before catching him and failing to provide first aid. Wayne Price is a former member of the military where he was trained in first aid and paramedics, Wennar said. Price’s attorney, Steven Kupferberg, said it’s not clear where Mr. Wennar came to the conclusion his…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Witnesses testified Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, during the murder trial James K. Biddinger, 27, of Germantown.
Jurors were shown photographs of blood-soaked carpet scattered with the red-stained towels Ernest Mbayoh pressed against the back of his dying son, as prosecutors tried to reenact Tuesday what may have happened the night Kevin Mbayo was killed. The trial continues this week in Montgomery County Circuit Court for James K. Biddinger, 27, who is accused of stabbing Mbayo, 22, at a Germantown townhouse on May 3, 2011. According to court testimony and accounts from Montgomery County Police, an argument over a clogged toilet escalated into a fatal knife fight between Biddinger and Mbayo, who died from a stab wound to his back. Prosecutors are attempting to prove that Kevin Mbayo’s death was the result of mounting roommate tension and on Tuesday …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
27-year-old Jonathan Blades was arrested for the murder, which happened in Prince George's County in January.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Authorities say recent publicity blitz has produced strong leads in the investigation.
Authorities say fewer than 10 men have volunteered to submit DNA samples for analysis after law enforcement officials began a blitz campaign last year to track down a suspect dubbed the "Potomac River Rapist." The Associated Press reports "investigators have met with some men," and analysis of the DNA is underway. Police are looking for a man they believe is connected to nine attacks against women between 1991 and 1998, most of which occurred in Montgomery County. He is also believed to be responsible for the Georgetown murder of Christine Mirzayan on Aug. 1, 1998. Mirzayan, 28, was walking home before she was sexually assaulted and murdered in a wooded area off of Canal Road. More information about the investigation and a composite sketch…
Friday, January 13, 2012
New pre-trial conditions allow Gary James Smith, 29, to go to class at Montgomery College, go jogging, and attend Veterans Affairs appointments.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Two counts each of kidnapping and murder, plus one count of robbery.
The man charged in the death of his estranged wife in Germantown and her 11-year-old son has been indicted on murder, kidnapping and robbery counts, a Montgomery County prosecutor said Thursday. Curtis Lopez, a 45-year-old North Carolina resident, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 6, Deputy State's Attorney John Maloney said. A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Lopez on two counts each of murder and kidnapping and one count of robbery. His attorney, public defender Alan Drew, declined to comment. Police trace their investigation back to early October after Jane McQuain, 51, failed to arrive at work. On Oct. 12, police officers and rescue personnel entered McQuain's …
Friday, December 16, 2011
A grand jury indicted David Rich Hang for the murder of Jessica Nguyen.
A grand jury today indicted David Rich Hang, the Gaithersburg man accused of killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter Jessica Nguyen in May, the Gazette reports. Hang, who has been in custody since police arrested him in October, will have his trial date scheduled at a Dec. 22 hearing. He worked for the County as a RideOn bus driver for four years. He is charged with first degree murder. Nguyen was found in the basement of her family's former home in the 700 block of Raven Avenue on May 31. Police have said she was stabbed more than 40 times. Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Chaikin said at a preliminary hearing in November that Hang, an American citizen, married Nguyen's mother in 2006 as part of a scheme to gain her citizenship. Detective …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Gaithersburg man was found guilty racketeering.
A federal judge today sentenced 36-year-old Omar Rafael Villegas-Martinez, aka “Lunar,” to 23 years in prison for for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his membership in the 18th Street gang, including a murder. Villegas-Martinez, of Gaithersburg, was pled guilty, along with co-defendant Hector Antonio Amaya Flores, aka “Nené,” age 35, of Upper Marlboro. Flores, also an 18th Street Gang member, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the racketeering conspiracy and for being an illegal alien in possession of firearm and ammunition. A press release by the U.S. Attorney's office in Greenbelt provided these details: After Carcamo was killed, Martinez and Molina-Valladares have admitted that they and the …
Friday, November 18, 2011
A judge found there was probably cause to hold David Rich Hang while a grand jury decides whether or not to indict.
A judge ruled this morning that there was probably cause in the case against David Rich Hang, the Gaithersburg man accused of murdering his 12-year-old step-daughter Jessica Nguyen in May. A Grand Jury is considering whether to indict Hang. Hang, 42, of the 17100 block of Queen Victoria Ct., was in the Rockville District Courtroom as Judge James Sarsfield heard testimony from the Assistant State's Attorney and Hang's public defender. He was arrested in October and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nguyen, who was found on May 31 in the basement of her family's former home on Raven Avenue in Gaithersburg. Hang appeared in a green prison jumpsuit with his hands cuffed behind his back. Detective Dan Krill from the Major Crimes-…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Victim never got to meet his children, who were born after he was killed.