Man guilty of 2001 student murder

February 04, 2005

GREENBELT - A Prince George's County man was convicted in Greenbelt's federal court yesterday for the murder of a community college student whose body was found at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in May 2001 and could be sentenced to death, prosecutors announced.

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow found Cornell W. McClure, 25, of Glendale guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Tessa Mae Osborne, 18, of Greenbelt, as well as of kidnapping and possessing a firearm, prosecutors said.

McClure's co-defendant, Rufus Millegan, pleaded guilty in 2002 to the same charges and received a life sentence. McClure now faces death penalty proceedings scheduled for Feb. 9.

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