Green gets life plus 15 years Glen Burnie man killed girlfriend, put body in woods

April 10, 1997|By Dennis O'Brien | Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF

A 28-year-old Glen Burnie man was sentenced to life plus 15 years yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court for shooting to death the girlfriend who had spurned him and then dumping her body in a wooded area in Millersville.

As Corey M. Green of the 800 block of Pamela Road was sentenced, his victim's mother denounced him in a voice seething with rage.

"She was my daughter and my friend, and you took her away from me," Karen Crawford yelled, turning to Green from her seat.

"I don't even want to breathe the same air that he breathes. I don't want to breathe any air without Tasha," she added, referring to her daughter, Latausha Lewis.

Judge Eugene M. Lerner told Green he was appalled by the brutality of the crime.

"I can't imagine anything more horrible than what happened here," the judge said.

Green, who had been an auto mechanic at the Saturn dealership in Ellicott City, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and a handgun violation in February for shooting Lewis Aug. 3 as she sat in the passenger seat of his car.

Green had sex with Lewis in his Glen Burnie home and then told her that she could borrow his car while he took a business trip and asked her to drive him to the airport, said Anne Colt Leitess, assistant state's attorney for Anne Arundel County.

Then he shot her, dumped her body along Hog Farm Road near Cecil Avenue in Millersville and turned himself in to county police from a relative's house in the 600 block of Cecil Ave., she said.

Green and Lewis had been involved for nine years and had been raising a 7-year-old son together, Leitess said.

Lewis had broken off the relationship about three weeks before the murder and moved in with her mother in the 2400 block of Bridgehampton Drive in Baltimore, Leitess said.

Lewis was working as a beautician and had applied to become a Baltimore police officer at the time she was killed, Leitess said.

"This was someone who was definitely trying to build a life for herself," Leitess said.

Crawford said she was satisfied with Lerner's sentence.

"I think the judge did real good," she said.

Dominique Green, her grandson, is in her care, Crawford said, and she's having a hard time explaining to him what has happened.

"He knows his mother's dead and his father's in jail, but he's 7 years old, you know," she said. "He still loves his parents."

Pub Date: 4/10/97

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