Man gets life, plus 15, for terrorizing 3

March 04, 1992|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer

A 30-year-old Rosedale man drew a life sentence plus 15 years yesterday for last July's terrorizing of an Overlea bank manager and her two daughters, one of whom was raped by the man and his co-defendant.

David Wayne Hall of the 7800 block of Oakdale Avenue was convicted in December by a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury of kidnapping, rape, other sexual offenses, burglary and robbery.

In trial testimony, the mother, 40, and her daughters, ages 16 and 20, told of an eight-hour ordeal that began when Hall and Ricky Andrew Bailey opened their unlocked storm door the evening of July 8.

As the mother and younger daughter lay bound in one bedroom, the elder daughter was tied to the bedposts in another room. She was raped by both men -- with the warning that if she so much as cried, her younger sister would be killed.

The two men stayed at the house all night, demanding food, money and jewelry. Then they forced the mother to drive all of them around the Beltway and to the Sequoia Federal Savings Bank in the 8000 block of Belair Road. While Hall guarded her daughters nearby, the woman testified, she entered her bank and grabbed $4,364 and $14,500 in traveler's checks. They were freed when the men had her drop them off on the street.

Yesterday, the defendant said quietly that he was "sorry" before Circuit Judge Dana M. Levitz gave him the maximum of life in prison for the rape, plus 15 years for the first-degree sex offense and the kidnappings of each of the three victims, with additional concurrent terms for four other crimes.

Seated among the spectators, the victims sighed and gasped in relief and hugged friends at the announcement of the sentence. The women had written letters asking for a severe sentence, said Assistant State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger, with the mother saying the terror had forced her to move.

Across the aisle, Hall's wife wept.

In pre-sentence interviews, the judge said, Hall continued to blame his involvement in the crime on the influence of and threats by his co-defendant, the 30-year-old Bailey.

But Judge Levitz rejected that claim, noting Hall's criminal record and saying, "When he went and stalked these people and planned this . . he knew what he did."

"I think that the three ladies in this case, the way they conducted themselves, is the reason they're all here today," the judge said. "His excuse, his justification that it wasn't his fault, that it was Mr. Bailey's fault is nonsense. Nonsense. He raped [her], and for him to come to this court and try to portray himself as some kind of a victim is a lie."

Bailey, of Haselmere Road, Dundalk, also was convicted in December. He is to be sentenced Friday on the same charges, plus a third-degree sex offense for fondling the younger daughter. Unlike Hall, Bailey has prior convictions for violent crimes that make him eligible for a sentence of life without parole, Mr. Shellenberger said.

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