Further Reading

Links to worthwhile information about various aspects of the case

Annelise Hyang Suk Lee / Ronald Lee Moore

In Baltimore city, teachers union OKs two-year contract, Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun, 12/15/99
Cases of 2 Md. women killed in 1990’s solved by DNA, Katie Lange, WBALTV.com, 7/18/14
Annelise Hyang Suk Lee Homicide Victim, Baltimore County Government, 7/23/14
Ronald Lee Moore: 5 fast facts you need to know, Sam Prince, Heavy, 12/18/14
Ronald Lee Moore’s criminal record makes his ‘Serial’ finale appearance very interesting, Allison Piwowarski, Bustle, 12/18/14

Baltimore Background

Baltimore neighborhoods map
Detective’s Notebook with Moe Greenberg
Friends of Gwynn Falls Leakin Park Trail Map

Baltimore Crime and Police

The Bodies of Leakin Park Blog Cham Green
New evidence preempts officer’s trial, Marcia Myers and Kate Shatzkin, Baltimore Sun, 2/13/99
Cooper v. State, Court of Special Appeals, 7/6/05
Readjusting to freedom, Sunmathi Reddy, Baltimore Sun, 12/24/05
Review urged on city casesMelissa Harris, 8/14/2008
Criminals’ DNA ignored, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 9/27/08
Ezra Mable v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, et. al (Complaint), Case No. 1:13-cv-00650-JKB, 3/1/13
Freed after 10 years, man sues Baltimore cops, Rebekah Kearn, Courthouse News Service 3/5/13
After murder exoneration, freed man wonders how case went wrong, Ian Duncan, Baltimore Sun, undated, 2013 or later
Wandering eye: ‘Homicide’ wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, City Paper, 9/25/14
Police plant drugs, kill couple’s dog, and nothing happens, a lawsuit alleges, Edward Ericson Jr, City Paper, 07/07/15
Baltimore man exonerated after 17 years in prison for murder he did not commit, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 5/11/16
Debacle in Baltimore: Prosecutors, part of the problem, struggle with solutions, Daniel Denvir, Salon, 7/24/16
City to settle lawsuit claiming cop framed an innocent man, Edward Ericson Jr, City Paper, 11/11/16
UB Clinics teach skills, fight for Justice (on the long fight for Malcolm Bryant’s exoneration), Hope Keller, Baltimore Law 09/27/16

Cell Phone Technology

Hello? Ringing Charges? CBS News Staff, CBSNews.com, 7/7/99
Cell tower junk science, Michael Cherry et. al, Judicature, Jan/Feb 2012
Prosecutor’s use of mobile phone tracking is ‘junk science,’ critics say, Mark Hansen, ABA Journal, 6/1/13
What your cell phone can’t tell the police, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 6/26/14
Experts say law enforcement’s use of cellphone records can be inaccurate, Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, 6/27/14
What is a cell tower’s range? The Washington Post, 6/27/14
Cell phone evidence and the Serial podcast, Ben Levitan, Ben Levitan’s Cellphone Blog, 12/1/2014
What would a ‘Serial’-like murder investigation look like today? Motherboard Staff, Motherboard, 12/24/14
The tiny detail that is still bothering us about ‘Serial,’ Erick Franco, Motherboard, 12/25/14
From ‘Serial’ to Tsarnaev: Can You Trace Locations From a Phone Call? Ellen O’Leary Boston.com 3/13/2015
Witness 35: FBI Agent Chad Fitzgerald and junk science WO thebostonmarathonbombings.com 3/17/2015
Another alleged criminal pocket dials 911, Huffpost Weird News, 3/22/15
The cell phone evidence in Adnan Syed’s case illustrates a depressingly common problem, Kevin Sali, The Huffington Post, 2/12/16

Cristina Gutierrez

In re Application of Maria C., 294 Md. 538 (1982)
A bulldog tenacity in the courtroom, Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun, 5/15/94
Merzbacher v. State, 346 Md. 391 (Md. 1997)
Ex parte Levi Pace, Ct. Crim. App. Ala., 2/10/00
U.S. v. Bernacett Cosme, 127 F. Supp. 2d 271 (D.P.R. 2001)
Lawyer Gutierrez agrees to disbarment, Sarah Koenig, Baltimore Sun 6/2/01
Attorney is drawing numerous complaints, Sarah Koenig, Baltimore Sun, 7/19/01
Maria C. Gutierrez, 52, criminal defense lawyer, Gus G. Sentementes, Baltimore Sun 1/31/04
Judicial independence and accountability, Page Croyder, Baltimore Criminal Justice Blogger Paige Croyder, 2/22/10
Merzbacher v. Shearin, 732 F. Supp. 2d 527 (D.Md. 2010)
Merzbacher v. Shearin, 706 F.3d 356 (4th Cir. 2013)
Serial: Reflections on the case and Cristina Gutierrez from her old professor, Byron Warnken, WarnkenLaw.com, 12/17/14
Son of ‘Serial’ subject’s lawyer defends mother, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 4/9/15
Lawyer’s son speaks on “Serial” podcast, Angel McCurdy cru.org, 5/11/15
Freddie Gray family attorney Billy Murphy used to be Cristina Gutierrez’s boss – Adnan Syed case, Seema Iyer, 2/5/16

False Confessions

Detective Jim Trainum on the simplicity of obtaining false confessions and why videotaping interrogations is imperative, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, undated
Police-induced confessions: risk factors and recommendations, Saul M. Kassin, et. al, Law and Human Behavior, 7/15/09
The substance of false confessions, Brandon Garrett, Stanford Law Review, April 2010
10 controversial convictions based on false confessions, Robin Warder, Listverse, 5/22/13
507: Confessions, This American Life, 10/11/13
The interview: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 12/9/13 and Rebuttal by John Reid and Associates 12/17/13
Juan Rivera and the dangers of coercive interrogation, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 5/22/15
An ex-cop’s remorse: An investigator who probes wrongful convictions now doubts a case of his own, Stephanie Clifford, NewYorker.com, 10/18/16
Homicide detective’s book describes ‘How the Police Generate False Confessions’, Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 10/20/16

Islam – Religion & Culture

Effects of fasting during Ramadan month on cognitive function in Muslim athletes, Ho-Heng Tian, et. al, Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2011

Jada Denita Lambert / Roy Sharonnie Davis

An item in Tuesday’s city/county digest omitted the names . . . Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun, 5/5/98
Inmate charged in 1998 killing, Del Quentin Wilber, Baltimore Sun, 1/10/03
Match on police DNA index results in conviction in 1998 rape, murder, Matt Whittaker, Baltimore Sun 7/27/04
Roy Sharonnie Davis, III v. State of Maryland, No. 1134, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, September Term, 2016


Wiggins v. State, 324 Md. 551 (1991)
Deese v. State, 786 A.2d 293 (2001)
Livor mortis: The science of death, DNews, Seeker, 10/31/11
Forensics: Postmortem changes, Lindsey Harle, Pathology Outlines, 1/12/17 [WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

Metro Crime Stoppers

Metro Crime Stoppers
Metro Crime Stoppers, Inc. Tax records back to 2001 CitizenAudit.org, undated
Articles from Baltimore Sun, keyword tip line
Metro Crime Stoppers fires administrative coordinator, Peter Hermann, 3/1/01
The dark side of Crime Stoppers – False information and police tunnel vision, Phil Locke, The Wrongful Convictions Blog, 12/20/12
Store owner will not get reward for serial robber tip, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 4/6/15
Does crime stopping pay? Metro Crime Stoppers doles out money to tipsters, but not a lot, Kelcie Pegher, Capital Gazette, 8/16/15
Cash rewards for crime tips gaining ground in Frederick, Jeremy Arias, The Frederick News-Post, 10/17/15
Murder victim’s family questions Metro Crime Stoppers about reward: Daniel Coverston found shot in head in February 2009, Barry Simms, WBALTV11, 11/02/16
IRS Form 990 archive for Metro Crime Stopper INC ProPublica

William Rodriguez

State v. Wille, 559 So.2d 1321 (1990)
Joe Roy Metheny v. State of Maryland, Ct. App. Md., 7/24/00
Dr. Bill Rodriguez, Body farm founder, Casey Anthony Trial Today in Review, 6/18/11
‘Saint exhumation’ a first for accomplished forensic anthropologist, Maria Wiering, The Catholic Review, 6/11/13
Hidden Maryland: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 7/29/13