Walking free. Charges have been dropped against the man accused of murdering honor student Phylicia Barnes. A judge ordered that Michael Johnson be released because prosecutors did not have sufficient evidence in the case.
A mistrial was declared in the murder of a North Carolina teenager. This is the second time Baltimore City prosecutors have tried to get a second degree murder conviction against Michael Johnson in the death of Phylicia Barnes.
A trial continues for the man accused in the 2010 murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes.
A new trial begins with a new judge, but the prosecution’s theory that Michael Johnson choked Phylicia Barnes after becoming sexually obsessed with her remains the same.
The second trial for the Baltimore man convicted of murdering Phylicia Barnes has been postponed.
It has been three years since a North Carolina honor student vanished in Baltimore. On Saturday, her family marked the anniversary of her disappearance.
A new trial for a man accused of killing a North Carolina teenager has been postponed.
He was the lead detective investigating the disappearance and murder of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes. Now a Baltimore City police officer faces criminal charges for his actions while searching for his own missing child.
It’s back to the drawing board for attorneys on both sides of the Phylicia Barnes murder case after a judge throws out her accused killer’s conviction and orders a new trial.
The man convicted of murdering 16-year-old North Carolina honors student Phylicia Barnes will get a new trial. That decision came from a Baltimore judge Wednesday afternoon.
Defense attorneys are seeking a new trial for a Baltimore man convicted in the high-profile slaying of a North Carolina teenager.
A Baltimore jury has found the man accused of killing 16-year-old honor student Phylicia Barnes guilty of second-degree murder.