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A formal complaint by a legal team representing Melissa and Daniel Willey, whose daughter was fatally shot two years ago by another student at Great Mills High School, was filed against the St. Mary’s County Board of Education in federal court on Friday.

Sighs of either relief, or disappointment, were heard throughout the courtroom Friday evening when a jury acquitted Andrew Gordon Duncanson of all charges, including second-degree murder, after three hours of deliberation.

As the deadline to file approaches, one judge has thrown in his hat to fill the one judicial seat up for grabs this election.

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A formal complaint by a legal team representing Melissa and Daniel Willey, whose daughter was fatally shot two years ago by another student at Great Mills High School, was filed against the St. Mary's County Board of Education in federal court on Friday.

Attorneys delivered their opening arguments to jurors on Wednesday afternoon in a murder case where a California man sits accused of delivering a lethal dose of fentanyl to his friend.

Lawyers were set to meet with a judge after press time Tuesday afternoon to schedule a trial where jurors will determine not only whether a California man distributed a dose of fentanyl to his friend who later died of a drug overdose, but also whether the act constitutes a murder.

A Mechanicsville woman walked into the state’s attorney’s office in Leonardtown on Friday afternoon to drop off a $20,000 check, kicking off her large restitution payment after pleading guilty to skimming checks from a California law firm.

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An investigation into a man’s drug overdose death lead to the arrest of a 24-year-old woman who had allegedly been providing child care to three children who could have potentially been exposed to the drugs, court filings allege.

A St. Mary’s grand jury this week indicted a 30-year-old Leonardtown man on sex offense charges including second-degree rape.

Members of Martin Charles Abell’s family filled three rows of a courtroom Friday morning as lawyers debated the fourth petition for his post-conviction relief after he was sentenced to life plus 22 years for killing a man outside Abell’s pawn shop in 2002.

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A Park Hall man was killed in a residence after his friend, who was subsequently charged with second-degree murder, accidentally fired a revolver while playing with it, police say.