3 men charged in killing of Milford Mill Academy student

April 07, 2005|By Anica Butler | Anica Butler,SUN STAFF

Three men have been charged with first-degree murder in last year's shooting death of a 16-year-old Milford Mill Academy student, police said yesterday.

Sean Raynard Mosley, 19, of the 2500 block of Barnesley Place in Woodlawn, Michael Anthony Hawkins, 21, of the first block of Deveraux Court in Woodlawn and Devin Ross Handy, 21, of the 4700 block of Belle Forte Road in Randallstown were charged yesterday in the death of Renard Jawon Graves on April 11.

Graves was preparing to graduate from high school - a year early - and was planning to join the Navy, his family said at the time of his death.

His body was found by police in the 3500 block of N. Rolling Road at 11:27 p.m. on Easter Sunday. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

According to court charging documents, a driver's license belonging to Hawkins was found at the scene, but Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County Police spokesman, said he did not know whether Hawkins was questioned at the time.

The information that eventually led police to the three suspects nearly a year after the shooting came from a man who was arrested March 31 and charged in a separate fatal shooting, according to court documents.

Alvin Bernard Lee, 18, of Old Court Village in Randallstown was charged last week with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Eric Ronnell Keith, 20.

According to charging documents, Lee told police that he wanted Graves to die because he believed Graves played a role in the October 2003 shooting of Lee's brother.

Lee told police that he rode with Handy, Mosley and Hawkins to the scene of Graves' killing, according to the documents.

According to police, Hawkins bought marijuana from Graves, and then Graves was shot. Police also said that Handy and Mosley have denied knowing Graves.

The three men charged yesterday have been denied bail, according to police.

Lee is being held without bail on the murder charge in Keith's killing. It is unclear whether he also will face charges in Graves' death.

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