Dixon Defense Only Calls Four Witnesses | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Dixon Defense Only Calls Four Witnesses

Play associated audio

By Meymo Lyons

The defense has rested in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft trial after calling four witness. The defense called two witnesses this morning, Dixon's pastor and a florist who testified about an anonymous delivery from Dixon's former boyfriend, developer Ronald Lipscomb. The testimony was allowed even though counts involving Lipscomb were dismissed and jurors were instructed to disregard testimony that involved him.

Prosecutors say Dixon used gift cards for the needy on personal shopping sprees. The defense says Lipscomb anonymously gave Dixon gift cards for her own use, and she thought a gift card delivery from another developer was from Lipscomb. The mayor is also accused of misusing cards from a charity event.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 3, 2015

A play and an exhibit explore luxury, power and how women present themselves and are perceived.

NPR

Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee

In 2002, Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Some Republican colleagues referred to him as "the missing Linc."
NPR

Experts Debate: Will Computers Edge People Out Of Entire Careers?

Machines have been taking jobs forever. Computers and software are doing things people were paid to do. They are booking airplane flights. Filing our taxes. And they are getting better all the time.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.