Teen is convicted of killing 2 men after argument

April 03, 2001|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A West Baltimore teen-ager has been convicted of the murders of two men, who were killed in December 1999 after an angry exchange of words led to deadly gunfire.

Louis Pierre Easter, 16, of the 2000 block of Braddish Ave. was convicted Friday by a Circuit Court jury of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Judge Kaye Allison set sentencing for June 16, Joyce Jefferson Daniels, a spokeswoman for the city state's attorney's office, said yesterday.

According to testimony, Clarence "Pops" Miller, 52, of the 2700 block of Presbury St., and Al "Dante" Brown, 32, of the 1500 block of Moreland Ave. were in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. and one made a remark about Easter's grandmother and the mother of Gerard Hudson.

Brown was shot in the chest and died at the scene, according to testimony. Miller went to help his friend and was shot 13 times.

Daniels said Hudson, 17, whose address was not available, was convicted Oct. 20 of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and was sentenced Jan. 4 to life plus 60 years by Circuit Judge Allen Schwait.

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