Man gets 30-year term in slaying of woman Man beat St. Timothy's guard to death.

January 07, 1992|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has imposed a 30-year prison term on Harvey Allen Teets, 28, the man convicted in the bludgeoning death of Kimberly R. Kenna, a guard at St. Timothy's School in Stevenson.

Kenna, who worked part time at the school on the overnight shift, was dragged from her guard's shack Feb. 23, 1991, and beaten to death with a wooden club. Her half-naked body was found later that morning floating in a pond on the school grounds.

Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr. sentenced Teets yesterday to the maximum term for his second-degree murder conviction.

Teets, who had worked at the school in Stevenson as a groundskeeper, was convicted of the murder Oct. 3, 1991.

The jury found that Teets was the man who bludgeoned Kenna to death. Police found a wooden club stained with the victim's blood in Teets' car, testimony showed.

Steve Bailey, one of two assistant state's attorneys who prosecuted the case, said he was satisfied with the sentence. But he said he is puzzled that the jury chose not to convict Teets of first-degree murder, which carries a possible life sentence.

"I still don't understand the jury's verdict," said Bailey, "But I don't blame them. They did what they thought was right."

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