A 21-year-old Annapolis man was sentenced yesterday to life plus five years in prison for a fatal shooting last March on Clay Street in the city.
Michael Ivan Williams, of the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue, was convicted in a two-day jury trial last September of first-degree murder in the death of Robert P. "Moucie" Maynard.
Maynard, 25, of the 400 block of Broadneck Road, Annapolis, was shot in the chest and thigh at about 3 a.m. March 2 on Clay Street at Town Pines Court, said Assistant State's Attorney Patrick J. Bell.
Maynard died from the gunshot wounds while en route to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore.
Anonymous callers told Annapolis police Williams had killed Maynard, and one Clay Street resident said she heard two gunshots and looked out her kitchen window to see Williams holding a silver handgun and standing over Maynard. Other witnesses said Williams had been seen hours before Maynard's death, carrying a .357 magnum and making menacing statements.
Bell said the shooting may have been in retaliation for the theft of $80 worth of drugs about a week earlier.
Bell recommended Williams be sentenced to life in prison for the murder and another 20 years, to be served consecutively, for a handgun conviction, but county Circuit Judge H. Chester Goudy Jr. sentenced Williams to life plus five years, which must be served consecutively.
Bell was unable to say when Williams would be eligible for parole under yesterday's sentencing.