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Lavelva Merritt

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Woman Gets 15 Years In Johns Hopkins Researcher’s Death

Lavelva Merritt will spend 15 years in prison — a 30-year sentence, 15 of which were suspended — for her role in the death of Stephen Pitcairn.



Man Sentenced In Researcher’s Murder Says He Is Innocent

Unexpected comments from a convicted killer. He will spend his life behind bars for murdering a Johns Hopkins researcher, but he still says he didn’t do it.



Charles Village Expresses Relief As John Wagner Is Convicted Of Murder

Justice for the family of a Johns Hopkins researcher killed last summer. A jury found John Wagner guilty in the murder of Stephen Pitcairn.


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John Wagner Found Guilty Of Killing Hopkins Researcher

A jury has found John Wagner guilty of first-degree felony murder in the stabbing death of Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn. It only took them a few hours to reach the verdict.



Trial Continues For Man Accused Of Killing Hopkins Researcher

More key testimony in the trial for the man accused of killing Johns Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.



DNA Evidence Examined In John Wagner’s Murder Trial

Wagner is accused of killing a Johns Hopkins Researcher Stephen Pitcairn during a robbery.



More Testimony Against Man Accused Of Killing Hopkins Researcher

More dramatic testimony in the trial of a man accused of killing a young Johns Hopkins researcher. The prosecution’s star witness took the stand Thursday.


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Jury Selection Begins In Md. Fatal Robbery Trial

Jury selection has started in the trial of the 34-year-old Baltimore man who is accused of killing a Johns Hopkins University researcher last year.


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Murder Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Stabbing Hopkins Researcher

The trial is underway for the man accused of murdering a Johns Hopkins researcher. The high-profile case hinges on the testimony of his accomplice.


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Hearing Delayed For Woman Accused In Fatal Robbery

A violation-of-probation hearing for a woman who was charged in the fatal stabbing of a Johns Hopkins University researcher has been postponed until late September.


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Woman Accused Of Killing JHU Researcher Won’t Face Murder Charges

One of two people accused of killing a Johns Hopkins researcher no longer faces murder charges. She’s now agreed to testify against her co-defendant.



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