Maryland News

October 29, 2008|By FROM BALTIMORE SUN STAFF REPORTS

Man guilty of teen's death

A man facing retrial on murder charges pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to the city state's attorney's office. Jerrell Gardner, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of 15-year-old Maurice Gordon, prosecutors said. In September, Gardner's case ended in mistrial. Gordon was fatally shot June 13, 2007.

Racist graffiti in pawnshop

Racist graffiti was spray-painted inside a Gwynn Oak pawnshop that was burglarized overnight, Baltimore County police said yesterday. The Gold Trading Center-Woodmoor in the 7100 block of Liberty Road was broken into between 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. yesterday, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman. the burglars The graffiti may have been sprayed on the walls after attempts to open a safe were unsuccessful, he said.

Three shot in Frederick

Frederick police are investigating a shooting Monday night that left three people wounded. About 7:30 p.m., officers responding to a report of gunfire in the 1200 block of Ardmore Court found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. They were taken to Washington County Hospital. A third person, who suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, drove himself to Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said. The conditions of the two victims at Washington County were not available yesterday. The third man was released Monday night, said Detective Lt. Shawn Martyak.

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