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Hit and Run Driver Kills UMD Student

under Crime Stories, Personal Injury

What happens when the mundane becomes the unimaginable? Tiffany Bagherian knows all too well. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland,College Park, Bagherian described for reporters the many times she and fellow students crossed Baltimore Avenue near Knox Road in pursuit of good food and unfettered fun. Never had she pondered the possibility of her friends (nor herself) being struck down by what authorities are alleging was a careless and callous driver at that very location. But on January 17th, that's exactly what happened to her 22-year-old friend, Cory Hubbard. Dazed and doleful, Bagherian told the Washington Post that she is struggling to reconcile Cory’s loss in such a senseless way. The unknown identity of the driver only exacerbates the pain for his family and friends, including those who accompanied Cory that fateful night. No one is more devastated by Cory's death than his parents, Ralph and Holly Hubbard,…

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Towson’s Fear of Rising Crime

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Collaborative efforts by law enforcement, residents, and students of Towson are aimed at stemming the tide of criminal activity within the growing city’s perimeter. From street robberies to home invasions to violent assaults, Towson’s criminal statistics are ominously creeping upward. Comparing crime stat averages over the last five years, robberies increased by 6.22%, aggravated assaults by 13.1%, violent crime by 9.3%, with an overall rise in total crime by 4.1% from January to September of last year. The recent stabbing of a Towson University student and an armed robbery at Towson Center are piquing the interest of many of its 55,000 residents, causing some to unite in action. Rather than retreating in fear and frustration, residents have launched public safety initiatives throughout the community, including the University. Volunteers dutifully patrol streets and report suspicious activity to the local precinct, while encouraging business participation to help keep the streets safe. But…

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Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers Help Officers, Others Accused of Serious Crimes

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A number of newspapers and media outlets recently published reports regarding a Washington, DC police officer who has been indicted on a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to kill his wife with a metal light fixture and threatened to kill her with knives in their Maryland home. The indictment, handed down in December, against 45-year-old Samson Edwards Lawrence III is the third instance in which criminal charges have been filed in almost as many weeks against a local police officer. Lawrence's indictment contains extremely grave accusations, including two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, and two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. The indictment stems from an incident that occurred in the Prince George’s County home the 23-year law enforcement veteran shared with his wife. Lawrence, who was assigned to the School Safety Division, was placed on “no-contact status,” which bars…

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