The mother and uncle of a 9-year-old boy who police say was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake have been ordered held without bail.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is urging lawmakers to find a way to ease or stop the impact of a court ruling that requires poor defendants in criminal cases to have a lawyer at an initial bail review hearing.
This week a Senate committee plans to take up another bill that would reform Maryland’s bail-setting process.
Maryland’s highest court will take a second look at whether to require a lawyer at every defendant’s initial bail hearing.
A Massachusetts woman will remain jailed without bail on a federal charge alleging she crossed state lines while posing as a teenage boy to sexually prey on a West Virginia girl.