April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Says Cell Phone Records Played Key Role in Murder Trial (VIDEO)

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said cell phone records, hotel records and financial records helped prove the state’s case against Larlane Pannell Brown (70) and Hussain Ali Zadeh (50) who were co-defendants in the August 2014 death of 73-year-old Cecil Brown of Takoma Park. After a three week trial, both were convicted of second degree […]

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January 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

John Lutz Sentenced to Life without Possibility of Parole for Murder that Occurred Over 14 Years Ago (VIDEO)

At the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse today, Judge Ronald Rubin sentenced 78-year-old John Lutz to a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of 23-year-old Nicole Castro, a social worker who was killed over 14 years ago, in March of 2002, in Silver Spring. “Judge Rubin got it right,” said State’s Attorney […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Appoints Koch, Sabett and Gelber to District Court

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of Sherri Koch, Marina Sabett, and Rand Gelber to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commission. “After conducting a thorough and comprehensive vetting process, I am honored to appoint Ms. Koch, Ms. Sabett, and Mr. Gelber […]

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December 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Receives the Patriot Award (VIDEO)

At an awards ceremony at the Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse on Wednesday, State’s Attorney John McCarthy was recognized with the Patriot Award for his support of military veterans working at his office who are periodically called up for duty. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can watch the news conference in its entirety, below: Capt. Andrew […]

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September 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Catherine Hoggle Due Back in Court on Tuesday (PHOTOS)

The competency of Catherine Hoggle is scheduled to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Tuesday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital for the past two years. She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob […]

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September 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Holds News Conference Following Court Hearing for Zakieya Avery (VIDEO)

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy held a news conference following a court hearing in the case of Zakieya Avery at the Rockville Circuit Courthouse on Sept. 15. Avery was arrested by Montgomery County police officers back in January of 2014 and charged with first degree murder in the deaths of two of her children. You […]

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April 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Judge Denies State’s Request for Independent Doctor in Hoggle Case

Judge Eugene Wolfe has denied a request by state prosecutors to hire a psychiatrist to conduct an independent competency evaluation of Catherine Hoggle, according to court documents posted online by The Washington Post. “The defendant is being evaluated by a team of medical professionals at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital and their opinion of the […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Diagnosed with Cancer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced today that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the neck. According to a news release, McCarthy is being treated by a team of doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital and he is confident that by summer he will be completely recovered. McCarthy continues to manage the operations of the State’s Attorney Office. […]

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March 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Defense Attorney David Felsen on Reports of Catherine Hoggle’s Attempts to Escape (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, defense attorney David Felsen responds to reports that his client, Catherine Hoggle, attempted to escape, more than once, from a state hospital where she is being treated for mental health issues. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in Sept. […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court on April 25th (VIDEO)

Doctors say Catherine Hoggle is mentally incompetent to stand trial. But some of her family members disagree. Now prosecutors want to challenge the doctors at a state hospital where Hoggle has been undergoing treatment for over a year, and they want to hire their own doctor to evaluate her. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports a judge […]

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