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Justin Fenton
Reporter
My Role

Crime reporter covering Baltimore City, contributing to the Baltimore Crime Beat blog and maintaining the city homicide map.
My Biography

Justin Fenton joined the Sun in 2005 and has covered the Baltimore City Police Department and the criminal justice system since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.’s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen, a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman, the killing of five Amish children at a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. and a job swap with a British crime reporter to explore differences in crime-fighting. A story about how Baltimore police were discarding rape cases at a higher rate than any other city led to sweeping reforms in how the city investigates sex crimes. In 2010, the City Paper recognized him and colleague Peter Hermann as the Best Journalists in Baltimore.
My Interests

Access to public records, covering crime using social media
My Recent Articles

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom 4/15/2014
Incident believed to be a suicide A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical center held a national symposium on safety inside hospitals.

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom 4/15/2014
Incident believed to be a suicide A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical center held a national symposium on safety inside hospitals.

Pregnancy used as leverage in criminal case, attorney says 4/12/2014
When Trena Williams was charged last fall with first-degree murder and held without bail, she was four months pregnant. Behind bars, inmates get prenatal care.

Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze 4/14/2014
Federal authorities charge English Consul deputy chief When a fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department arrived to beat back the blaze. It proved too strong, destroying the structure and sending two firefighters to the hospital.

Police investigate fatal accident in Glen Arm 4/11/2014
Baltimore County police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday night in Glen Arm at Harford Road and Factory Road, the agency said.