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IN THE REGION

October 31, 2008

Man gets 50 years for killing man in robbery

A 22-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to 50 years in prison for the killing of a city man during a home robbery, according to the city state's attorney's office. Wayne Morris of the 300 block of S. Calhoun Street kicked down the door of a home in the 1400 block of Kuper Place, announced he was going to rob the inhabitants, then shot and killed Robert Atkinson, 47. Another victim was pistol-whipped, and two others, including a pregnant woman, were assaulted in the April 2006 incident. All the victims were robbed of cash and cell phones. Morris has also been convicted of obstruction of justice after trying to prevent testimony in the trial, and his sentencing for that matter is scheduled for Nov. 12. A co-defendant, David Marshall, was acquitted of murder charges in April.

Brent Jones

Man gets probation for threat after accident

A Baltimore County man found guilty of threatening a driver after a traffic accident in East Baltimore has been sentenced to probation, the city state's attorney's office says. Willie Guiterrez Amaya, 26, of the 8000 block of Gough St. in the county's Eastpoint area was found guilty Tuesday of witness intimidation and disorderly conduct. He received a two-year suspended sentence and a year of probation. According to prosecutors, Amaya and another driver were involved in a traffic accident Aug. 23 in the 6500 block of Eastern Ave.

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

Work to begin on Bay Bridge span

Crews are expected to begin installing new roadway sections on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge next week. The Maryland Transportation Authority says the work will be done in the evening and overnight hours. Workers will remove old sections and replace them with new prefabricated sections. The span will close as early as 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Associated Press

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