Dundalk man sentenced to life without parole

March 07, 1992|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

A 30-year-old Dundalk man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole plus 45 years, for rape, robbery and kidnapping in the July 8, 1991, attack of an Overlea bank manager and her two daughters.

The women were tied and gagged in their home by two attackers, who both raped the older daughter.

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Dana M. Levitz said Rickey Andrew Bailey, formerly of the 1900 block of Halsmere Road in Dundalk, must serve "the balance of his natural life" without parole, under Maryland's three-time-loser statute.

Bailey had two previous convictions for crimes of violence, said prosecutor Scott D. Shellenberger. One conviction involved a 1986 burglary in Dorchester County.

The other involved a Dec. 28, 1980, attack on an elderly Vermont couple in their home -- an attack the judge said was frighteningly similar to the Overlea case.

In both, the victims were confronted in their home, bound with medical tape and gagged, while the suspects robbed the home.

Bailey, 19 at the time of the Vermont attack, drove the escape vehicle. "That seems to be where he learned how to commit his crimes," Mr. Shellenberger said.

The Overlea woman, her daughters and other family members cried out "Yes!" when Judge Levitz announced that the life sentence would be without parole.

Bailey's co-defendant, David Wayne Hall, 30, of Rosedale was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 15 years. Both were convicted Dec. 16 of rape, robbery and kidnapping.

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