Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

October 25, 2005

Jury convicts man in killing

A Baltimore Circuit Court jury convicted a 29-year-old man yesterday of first-degree murder in the 2003 killing of a 16-year-old boy who witnessed a murder, the city state's attorney's office said.

Cedric Stancil, of the 3400 block of Wabash Ave., also was found guilty of using a handgun in a crime of violence in the July 9, 2003, slaying of Edwin Boyd, who was hit with 13 bullets outside a barbershop in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St. The jury deliberated two hours before convicting Stancil, who could face life in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 8, prosecutors said.

Boyd was wounded in a shooting in May 2003 that left another man dead and two others wounded. Police said Boyd was cooperating as a witness in that shooting -- one of several traced to an argument in January 2003 that was sparked by someone stepping on another person's foot.

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