A District of Columbia police officer has been put on house arrest last week by a local Upper Marlboro judge. According to reports, the officer has been accused of trying to kills his wife. While he was released from custody, after posting a $200,000 bond, prosecutors successfully convinced the judge to impose the additional restriction. The man's criminal defense attorney objected to no avail.
A 33-year-old man is being charged with motor vehicle manslaughter and child abuse after a grisly car accident in Maryland. According to prosecutors, the man was driving with his son, age 4, and his stepdaughter, age 7, in the back seat. As he neared an intersection, the man allegedly swerved into a turn lane, struck two cars, hopped a curb and hit a brick retaining wall, striking a tree and two electric polls in the process. The driver almost completely severed his arm in the accident. Unfortunately, the 4-year-old was killed after being thrown from the vehicle.
A local death will be on full display during a double murder trial in an Upper Marlboro courtroom. According to reports, prosecutors are accusing an imprisoned man of orchestrating the murders from jail. In a recent court hearing in the case, prosecutors showed bloody crime scene photos of the murders, and authorities also presented testimony from officials which supposedly established phone records of the suspect ordering the acts. Yet, some suggest tracing prison phone calls back to specific prisoners can be difficult, since inmates often swap and share the ID numbers they are given to use when they make calls.
Two men are standing trial in Upper Marlboro for the killing of a Howard University student. The student was killed in October 2011 as he walked to a friend's house in Mt. Rainier. Prosecutors believe he was shot by the suspects during the course of a robbery.
A report out of Upper Marlboro confirms that a former "Detective of the Year" has been arrested for allegedly videotaping a female relative. According to reports, a 23-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department used two cameras to spy on a younger female relative that moved into his residence.