Carjacker gets 60-year sentence for 1993 incident

April 15, 1995|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer

A carjacker who fired gunshots at an off-duty Baltimore police officer and stole his vehicle after following him home in 1993 was sentenced to a 60-year term for attempted murder yesterday.

Denation Lee Kent, 20, formerly of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave., was convicted Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court after firing his lawyer in midtrial and insisting that he return to his cell.

A jury found Kent guilty of attempted second-degree murder in less than an hour.

City Officer Norbert J. Pazdersky Jr., 50, said he was followed by a Chevrolet Blazer from work to his White Marsh home on Bucks School House Road about 1 a.m. Aug. 3, 1993. Two assailants opened fire when he reached his driveway.

Kent was arrested Aug. 5, 1993, while robbing a bank near Morgantown in Lancaster County, Pa., and is now serving a sentence in a Pennyslvania prison.

Kent was charged in a series of violent carjackings in the city and county between July 1993 and his arrest in Pennsylvania. He still is to be tried in several. In one a man was slain and in another a man was shot in the back and paralyzed. Prosecutors are seeking life without parole.

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