A Carroll County Circuit Court jury yesterday convicted Abras Morrison, 21, of first-degree murder in the death of a 74-year-old North Baltimore woman who was stabbed and left to die in a Hampstead cornfield last year.
After nine hours of deliberations, the six-man, six-woman panel returned guilty verdicts on eight of the nine charges against Morrison.
In addition to the first-degree murder conviction, the jury found .. Morrison guilty of felony murder in a kidnapping, felony murder in a robbery, kidnapping, robbery, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery.
He was acquitted of a second-degree murder count.
"We're very pleased with the verdicts," said State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman. "It was a very just verdict."
Morrison, a Baltimore County man who was employed as a nurse's aide by Margaret Cullen and her ailing husband, faces life without parole when he is sentenced by Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold on Oct. 22.