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Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced Sam Abed will head Maryland's troubled Department of Juvenile Services.

Previously, Abed was the chief deputy director for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Virginia. Abed worked at the Virginia Department for nearly five years.

He takes over a department that has seen it's share of problems for many years, culminating in the murder of an educator at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince Georges County last year. A 13-year-old inmate at the facility was charged with the murder.

Two seperate reports done after the incident say a lax culture of security and safety contributed to the killing.

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