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Md. man convicted of murdering wife 42 years later

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 65-year-old Maryland man has been found guilty of murdering his wife in 1972, Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Thursday.

James Bonnett was convicted of murdering his wife Diana in 1972. However, "received a new trial after the decision in Unger v. Maryland found that all the defendants from the 1970s whose judge told the jury that the instructions on the law were 'advisory only' could have another opportunity at a post-conviction hearing, the Office of the Prince George's County State's attorney said.

"This is a tremendous victory," Alsobrooks said. "No matter how long it takes or how hard it may be, we will not rest until we bring people to justice. Mr. Bonnett is a man with a terrible institutional record and has no remorse for what he did. He deserves to be in prison."

Students injured in MD school bus crash

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- More than seven people were injured when a student crashed his car into a school bus on Tuesday.

Students were on the way home from Dr. Henry Wise Jr., High School when the accident occurred, Prince George's County Public Schools said.

The bus was driving on Westphalia Road when a sedan attempted to pass the bus, Prince George's County Public Information Officer Corporal McKinney said.

The sedan then struck the bus and sent it off the road. The driver of the sedan, a student at Henry Wise Jr. High School, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Five students from Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High were aboard the bus when the accident occurred. The driver and the students were being transported for minor injuries.

Bus driver pleads guilty after bus hits student

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The school bus driver charged after an April incident where his bus drifted and hit a child has plead guilty.

In April of 2014 Arturo Roberto Harris of Clinton, Maryland left a school bus unattended with four students on board, police said. The bus then drifted across a busy street and struck an 8-year-old boy at a bus stop before landing in a ditch.

Harris plead guilty to one count of leaving an unattended child, three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of failing to curb the wheels of an unattended vehicle, the Prince George's County State's Attorney said.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement that : "We are pleased that Mr. Harris has admitted guilt in this matter in which he exercised poor judgment."

Arrest made in Langley Park slaying

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Police in Prince George's County say they have arrested a man in connection of the murder of a man found stabbed in a street in Langley Park.

Police said Saturday that they have arrested 25-year-old Mynor Vargas-Salguero of Langley Park in the death of 32-year-old Miguel Angel Barillas.

Barillas was found dead Wednesday of an apparent stab wound in the 8000 block of 15th Avenue.

Police say detectives believe Vargas-Salguero stabbed Barillas during a robbery and that an investigation revealed Vargas-Salguero took Barillas' cell phone. Vargas-Salguero is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Vargas-Salguero did not appear to have a listed telephone number.

Police: MD Man attacked woman in front of children

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say attacked a woman in front of children.

Leonard Smith of Temple Hills was arrested on August 21st and has been charged with first and second degree assault.

The assault occurred on August 21st when Smith became involved in an argument with a woman. Smith then spit in the woman's face, wrestled her to the ground, held a knife to her throat, and threatened to kill her, the arrest warrant stated.

Children witnessed the attack and ran to a nearby neighbor who called police, the warrant said.

Sheriff's Deputies were able to find Smith at a residence in Northeast D.C. Smith was taken into custody without incident and eventually extradited back to Prince George's County.

Smith is being held on 25,000 dollar bond.

MD man arrested for attempted murder

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder.

Quanzion Bembo Wilson got into a fight with two people while in line at a Temple Hills store on August 23rd, the Prince George's County Sheriff's office said.

When the two people left the store, Bembo-Wilson allegedly took out a gun and fired several rounds at the two people, ultimately shooting one victim in the head, the sheriff's office said.

Bembo-Wilson was on probation when police issued a warrant for his arrest for the August 23rd incident, the sheriff's office said. Police were able to take him into custody when he appeared for his parole check-in at the Parole and Probation Division in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Bembo-Wilson has been charged with two counts of attempted 1st degree murder and firearm use during a felonious crime.

Suspect still sought in 3-year-old girl's death

PALMER PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are still looking for Davon Antwan Wallace, who is wanted for the murder of three-year-old Knijah Bibb.

Bibb was shot and killed while inside a Landover home on August 10. A funeral was held for the girl last week.

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