Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

Here's the most revealing exchange:

Maryland: "Isn't it true, Valerie, you told me that I could fuck you up?"

Valerie: "No."

Maryland: "You asked me to kill you; do you remember that?"

Valerie: "No."

Maryland: "At some point, do you remember telling me that you were the Devil and that you were sent here to destroy a life?"

Valerie: "No."

A flustered Maryland took the witness stand, questioned himself for more than a day and told jurors they can't hold him responsible if his ex-wife responded to the beatings with appreciation.

"She's, like, 'I'm really sorry this happened' . . . da, da, da, da," he testified. "And she said, 'Do you forgive me?' The Bible tells me if somebody asks you for forgiveness, you're supposed to give them forgiveness. And I forgave her. I said, 'Of course, I do. You're not perfect.'"

During sidebar conversations with Conley, he repeatedly explained that Valerie deserved her beating because she had "disrespected me."

In his closing argument, Maryland called Valerie "a liar," the prosecution's evidence "weak," and his trial a "sideshow" run by "a kangaroo court" determined to criminalize the "civil" affairs between a husband and a wife.

"If you have your notebooks handy," he tearfully told the jury. "I would appreciate you just writing down one word: Agreement! Agreement! Agreement! Why is this word so important? Because, ladies and gentlemen, the word 'agreement' disproves any criminal intent on my part. I may have done the action, but I did not have the intent, and without intent, there is no crime. We had an agreement!"

The jury agreed with prosecutor Lynda Fernandez, who said, "Don't let the defendant manipulate you with his crocodile tears and his invocation of the Bible."

They convicted him on all 18 felony charges. Conley rendered punishment: more than 140 years in prison.

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A year ago, state officials acting in response to complaints from crime victims, including the distressed parents of a teenager contacted by her convicted molester, announced that prisoners would no longer be permitted to have personal Internet pages. The new rule hasn't impacted Maryland, who currently has at least three Facebook pages and a Match.com entry.

In his online-dating-service ad, he describes himself as a "Christian American man" who doesn't smoke ("No way!") and "never" drinks. He sells himself as "smart, funny, sexy [and] enlightened" Taurus. He's interested in "coffee and conversation, business networking, dining out, movies/videos, museums and art, music and concerts, and exploring new areas."

He does admit he's in prison because he "discovered his ex-wife cheating on him." For interested women, he adds that he's also a "television/motion-picture producer and CEO" who worked on The X-Files. (He doesn't say that while he did play an FBI agent in a lone episode standing next to star David Duchovny, he appeared for less than 40 seconds.) The ad includes a sloppily cropped photo of Maryland trying to look debonair.

Busch—who told KROQ she is frustrated by Maryland's "naysayers"—added her own endorsement: "RARE FIND! [Maryland] believes what you 'put out,' you get back abundantly. . . . Don't let him get away!"

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Maryland is hoping for a miracle to free him from a sentence that keeps him incarcerated until he's 185 years old. In media interviews, Busch said she hopes judges will see the mistake and free him this year. But in 2009, a California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana thoroughly considered and rejected his complaints. Justice Richard D. Fybel opined that Maryland had displayed "an extreme indifference to [his ex-wife's] life."

In the past two years, the California Supreme Court and a U.S. District Court declined to overturn the convictions. Maryland refuses to give up. Busch filed a new motion with the court of appeal in late July.

In the brief, Maryland now claims that a forensic scientist in the Orange County Crime Lab lied about the presence of Valerie's blood on a knife found at the crime scene. He says the substance wasn't blood, but rather "chocolate pudding" and concludes a new trial is necessary.

"Are we living in a communist society?" he wrote. "If this judgment is allowed to stand, the message being sent—our constitutional rights as U.S. citizens have been summarily abrogated, ignored and destroyed . . . in a communist wave following Marxist tenets."

He'd blamed Valerie, deputies, prosecutors and the judge. He'd even blamed cocaine, the Devil and Marxism. He's now found a new excuse.

His "all-white jury," Maryland told the justices, "thought I was another O.J. Simpson and that this time they would get it right. I was completely prejudiced [against]. I feel like I was railroaded. I want my freedom and livelihood back again. I want justice."

 

This article appeared in print as "Prince of Darkness: Prince Edward Maryland, a notoriously savage rapist, claims it's okay to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity because he's repentant."

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luisa.willingham
luisa.willingham

i know prince edward maryland from gießen germany i am devastatet to hear this i knew him as a good dancer and a real nice person

tanja.35398
tanja.35398

i am prince edward maryland ex wife from germany he didnt beat me or our son during marriage   i dont know what happend after all this i been reading hear i dont know who i was married to i quess i was lucky

tanja.35398
tanja.35398

i am the exwife from germany of prince edward maryland  i did not divorce him because of domestic violence he didnt beat me or his son at any time his only problem was that he was cheating on me

rstang42
rstang42

I knew this guy in highschool. Seethru fake. Claimed all kinds of false things. Many kids didnt like him. He was 1 of 10 African Americans in a private high school of 1400. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

I've been doing a little research myself and found an interesting response from the charity's website (http://www.donthitquit.com/press.html).  This "press release" (posted on a website that anyone can use to look official) labels Moxley as a "vindictive O.C. reporter" hounding "a decorated U.S. military veteran" who "..contracted PTSD trying to save the base Chaplain who died in his hands."  Prince also states his very clear opinion of Moxley: "I guess some people thrive on controversy. Perhaps he should do like I did and get help."  The article also goes on to name celebrities that back their charity and paints a very different picture of the evidence and trial.

GabachodeMichigan
GabachodeMichigan

I guess I am having a little difficulty wrapping my head around this one - how in the hell does a prison inmate merit internet access,  let alone run a scam from within prison?  If reporter can figure it out from the outside, surely the prison staff might be able to figure it out and restrict the guy's access to computers.

 

Perhaps this is a silly question but have the folks running the California penal system completely lost their minds?

Jessica Roe
Jessica Roe

Great reporting on a disgusting story. Busch seems just as deranged as Maryland ~

corvusriley
corvusriley

@sesmithwrites goddamn. Why did I read the comments, though?

TicoRorpe
TicoRorpe

Coalburners are as sad as they are disgusting. They are always either fat, ugly, or screwed in the head -- often it is a combination.

 

Regardless of whether they fall for or settle for a bajooga, domestic battery commonly follows.

Shay Evans
Shay Evans

Wow...chilling read! I hope he rots in jail forever!

George Camacho
George Camacho

Wow another loser! That pos should be shot on site.

Marlene Castañeda De Luna
Marlene Castañeda De Luna

Great story. Intense. Really should not have read it first thing in the morning. I'm lingeringly disturbed.

durablebrad
durablebrad

The moral of this story? Always thoroughly research any supposed non-profit group or institution before believing their public statements, and/or offering financial assistance. Remember, google is just a click away!

brilynch1283
brilynch1283

Awesome article...I hope no one else falls for this guy's scams!! 

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Wow, this is one of the scariest stories I've read in awhile.  I wonder how he and Busch got hooked up together?

neworder84
neworder84

This thing, for lack of a better term because calling him a Man would imply he has a soul, is an utterly disgusting and repulsive excuse of flesh and I wonder if Ms.Busch is blind to facts or completely retarded. 

brandonf76
brandonf76

In the part where Prince questions himself on the stand, I can't help but think of Woody Allen in Bananas. Great work Mox!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @GabachodeMichigan "surely the prison staff might be able to figure it out"

 

You have *way* to high an opinion of California prison guards and officials.

sesmithwrites
sesmithwrites

@corvusriley There are times when I prefer to pretend comments sections don't exist.

Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk
Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk

 @TicoRorpe they are disgusting.  Its sick and sad how over 2 generations of white females have been brainwashed by the Jew media to love N166er dick.  Just look at porno.  Its all N166ers on whites.  N166ers up your ass.  The only way is to DELETE the typical N166er.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @durablebrad And maybe, just maybe, middle aged white women should think twice about dating smooth talking black guys.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @durablebrad

 Good advice.  One piece of info will tell you volumes about their op. Always ask what their admin rate is. 80-90 % is common, 95%+ is hardly unheard of.

durablebrad
durablebrad

 @Mitchell_Young

 Yeah... it's probably best for middle-aged white women to just do whatever suits guys like you, that way there'd be no tendency to exacerbate your male insecurities - you know, the ONLY thing of any sizeable proportion on your body. LMAO.

Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk
Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk

 @durablebrad  @Mitchell_Young You are a fucktard.  White women are 10,000 % more likely to be raped and killed by a black negro jigaboo than ANYTHING!   You stupid fucking liberal rat retard.  I wanna sodomize you with s bottle of champagne while you are tied up .

durablebrad
durablebrad

 @Mitchell_Young Since American women are twice as likely to be raped by a police officer, and the families of law enforcement officials are 4 to 5 times more likely to suffer an incidence of domestic violence in their homes- you might just be focusing too much on race and not enough on chosen profession. IMO, your patronizing attitude probably doesn't help to communicate anything to women... except that you are insecure, domineering, and a tad bit condescending.  

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @durablebrad I'm pretty comfortable with my package, brad. Just trying to keep yet another white woman from getting OJ-ed.

 
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