Man gets life term for killing in drug dispute

June 30, 2008|By Tyeesha Dixon

A judge has sentenced a Baltimore man to life in prison for murdering another man over a drug dispute, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

Alton Teel, 44, of the 3700 block of Bonview Ave. was convicted in April of first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime. On Friday, Baltimore City Circuit Judge Lynn Stewart sentenced Teel to life in prison for the murder and 20 years for the handgun conviction.

The sentences are to run consecutively with any other sentence Teel receives after a pending violation of probation hearing, according to the state's attorney's office.

According to prosecutors, Teel shot Daniel Savage, 32, in the 1500 block of N. Bradford St., firing five shots from a .22-caliber handgun.

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