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.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 48-year-old California man who is alleged to have brandished a knife at Abell’s Tavern in Callaway and demanded money on Tuesday.

An 18-year-old man was shot Friday following an altercation at the Sheetz in California, police say, and no arrest had been made as of Monday afternoon.

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A man was shot in the leg at a St. Inigoes residence on Friday, charging documents say, and he and his girlfriend have been arrested and charged with several assault, gun and drug charges.