2nd man gets life in cornfield death

September 22, 1992|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

Troy D. Shellington, the second man charged in last year's "cornfield murder," pleaded guilty in Westminster yesterday to murder in commission of a felony and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

The prosecution reached an agreement with Shellington in which he pleaded guilty in the slaying last summer of Margaret E. Cullen, 74, of Homeland.

Her body was found buried in a cornfield near Hampstead, Carroll County.

In exchange, Carroll County State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman agreed to dismiss seven other charges against Shellington, of the 3600 block of Cottage Ave., including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

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