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Monday, October 17, 2005

Judges in the news: Vincent J. Femia

Vincent J. Femia
Senior (retired) Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit
Associate Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1997-1977
Associate Judge, District 5, 1972-1977
Biography (Maryland State Archives)

(Updated October 23, 2005)

"Editorial: Another judge, another screw up"
Examiner, October 27, 2005
"Hard to believe that court officials in Prince George's County still refuse to protect domestic violence victims while letting killers go free, but that's exactly what happened - again. [. . .]And way too many mistakes made lately by well-paid judges who should be held to a much higher professional standard than their clerks."

"Wrongly Released Defendant Caught; Man Accused in Prince George's Slaying Arrested in Ohio"
Post, October 23, 2005

"Protective Order's Dismissal Called Mistake"
Post, October 18, 2005
Judge Femia quoted in story about Judge Richard A. Palumbo.

"Judge's Mistake Leads To Prince George's County Manhunt"
nbc4.com, October 17, 2005
Includes a photo of the missing prisoner.>

"Murder Defendant Mistakenly Released"
thewbalchannel.com, October 14, 2005 (AP)

"Authorities Search for Murder Defendant Mistakenly Released"
wtopnews.com, October 15, 2005 (AP)

"Murder suspect accidently freed by judge"
United Press International, October 15 2005
(and several other sites)

"Judge's Error Frees Murder Defendant"
Post, October 14, 2005

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