Man gets 35 years in killing


June 05, 2008|By MELISSA HARRIS

A 25-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for second-degree murder and handgun crimes in the death of Gregory Welsh, 31.

Welsh and Kenneth Megginson, of Baltimore, had gotten into an argument over drugs. Megginson said he would come back for Welsh and his family. When he returned an hour later, Megginson shot Welsh several times in the doorway of the victim's home in the 6000 block of Marluth Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Welsh was holding a machete.

A jury convicted Megginson on March 13. City Circuit Judge John A. Howard sentenced Megginson to 53 years in prison and suspended all but 35 years. Upon his release, he will be on probation for four years.

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