Sentencing in fatal feud

City man gets 30 years for shooting friend

May 02, 2008|By Melissa Harris

The feud between two childhood friends from Remington unfolded this way, according to law enforcement authorities: Marcus Crandall called Ronnie Bundy by a childhood nickname. Bundy robbed Crandall, and Crandall responded by firebombing Bundy's house and shooting him in the neck with a sawed-off shotgun.

Yesterday , Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory sentenced Crandall, 22, to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder for shooting Bundy, 21, who lived in the 2600 block of Hampden Ave. Crandall, of the 2800 block of Reisterstown Road, will serve that sentence at the same time as the 30-year sentence he also received yesterday in U.S. District Court for the June firebombing.

"It goes name-calling, robbery, firebombing and then murder," Baltimore Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Goldberg said, trying to simplify the two-week conflict. "They grew up together. They were childhood friends. They were fine until this happened. It's just silly."

Crandall had called Bundy "Mookie Rock," which prompted him to leave and return in a few moments with a handgun, according to court records. At gunpoint, Bundy then robbed Crandall of cash, his New Balance shoes and his cell phone, which Bundy then stomped to bits on the street. Bundy then threw Crandall's shoes on the roof of a nearby house, which forced him to walk around the neighborhood in his socks.

Crandall told federal investigators he was "humiliated."

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