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Jose Morales gets life in prison

December 9, 2013
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Jose Morales gets life in prison

This morning, five years after City Paper introduced Jose J. Morales to Baltimore’s broader public,  he was sentenced to life in prison in Federal District Court in Greenbelt for arranging the murder of Robert Long. Long’s mother, Grace Bouvier, attended the hearing, according to this account by the Sun’s Ian Duncan. There was apparently...
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Police alter photo array procedure

October 28, 2013
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Police alter photo array procedure

Baltimore police held a press conference Friday to announce a policy change that most people will never experience, but which could profoundly affect the prospects of those suspected of crimes in the city. Called the “Double-blind/sequential photographic array procedures,” the new policy, contained in General Order J-9, upends decades of policy on how to...
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Another 262 months for Jose Morales

August 1, 2013
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Another 262 months for Jose Morales

Federal district judge Roger Titus sentenced Jose J. Morales to an additional 262 months behind bars today for trying to smuggle heroin into federal prison while attempting to keep an outside-the-walls pot ring running. The sentence is to run consecutive to the 262 months he received in 2010 on another drug case. “Judge Titus...
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Disbarred lawyer implicated in drug ring, Dead Man, Inc. murder-for-hire

July 23, 2013
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Disbarred lawyer implicated in drug ring, Dead Man, Inc. murder-for-hire

A document filed last week in a federal murder case implicates disbarred defense attorney Stanley Needleman (pictured, left) in a gang-related murder-for-hire scheme, while another document raises questions about how Baltimore City police and prosecutors handled the case. The case involves the murder of Robert Long, a long-time aid to contractor, arsonist, and drug...
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Bailed on Murder Charge, He’s Arrested for Shooting

August 28, 2008
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The man who police say killed Robert Long execution-style was arrested again on Sunday and charged with shooting a man during an armed robbery. Demetrius Smith, 25 of 416 Parrish St., is a convicted drug dealer who on July 8 was charged with shooting Robert Long twice in the head near the railroad tracks...
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