Man gets life for 2005 killing

May 17, 2008|By Tyeesha Dixon and Melissa Harris

A city judge sentenced a Baltimore man yesterday to life in prison for the killing of a man in 2005, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

Anthony Monroe, 28, of the 1500 block of E. 29th St. was convicted of first-degree murder last month in the shooting of Milan Andrew Walker, 30, of the 1000 block of E. Baltimore St. The jury deliberated for an hour before delivering the guilty verdict.

Witnesses heard gunshots and saw Walker fall out of his car before the car was driven away, according to police. Walker died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Evidence presented at the trial included a bullet from the car and the victim's blood.

Circuit Judge Robert B. Kershaw also sentenced Monroe to an additional 25 years for weapons charges, to be served consecutively to the life sentence.

Life in prison plus 25 years is the maximum sentence that the judge could have imposed.

Tyeesha Dixon and Melissa Harris

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