The two men who terrorized a teller of an Overlea bank and her daughters for eight hours last July have been found guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court of kidnapping, robbery and the rape of one of the daughters.
The verdict against David Wayne Hall and Ricky Andrew Bailey, both 30, was delivered last night after the jury of 10 women and two men who deliberated for 75 minutes.
The woman and her daughters, ages 20 and 16, cried with relief and held each other when Hall was found guilty of raping the oldest daughter, a charge he denied when he took the stand yesterday in his own defense.
"It's just no words to explain how I feel," said the mother, who had been forced by the men to rob her employer, the Sequoia Federal Savings Bank in the 8000 block of Belair Road of $4,300 cash and $14,000 in travelers checks.
"Justice has been done. They were found guilty. We're just glad it's over and we can get on with our lives."
"The whole case is due to the courage of the three victims, to have survived the ordeal and then survived testifying," said Scott D. Shellenberger, an assistant state's attorney who prosecuted the case.
In closing arguments, Shellenberger asked the jury not to sympathize with Hall, who had testified that Bailey threatened the lives of his wife and children if Hall refused to help carry out the crime. Much of Hall's testimony contradicted the testimony of the oldest daughter, who identified Hall as the first man who raped her.
Hall's attorney, Lawrence Rosenberg, told jurors that his client did not rape the oldest daughter, and only committed the other crimes because he feared for his life and his family following threats from Bailey.
Bailey's attorney, Gerald W. Vahle, asked jurors to dismiss Hall's testimony.
"He's just covering himself and blaming everything on the guy who worked for him," Vahle said. Hall testified that he first metBailey when Bailey approached him and asked for work.
Bailey did not take the stand.
In addition to the rape, robbery and kidnapping convictions, Hall and Bailey were each found guilty of a first-degree sex offense, the use of a handgun in commission of a felony, burglary and a third-degree sex offense involving the older daughter.
Bailey was also found guilty of a third-degree sex offense involving the younger daughter.
Judge Dana M. Levitz scheduled sentencing Feb. 21.