Suitland Man Gets 10 Years In Killing

July 11, 2009|By Andrea F. Siegel

A Suitland man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone wrong in an upscale neighborhood near Arundel Mills.

Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Paul G. Goetzke sentenced Marvin Craig Little, 21, to 25 years in prison, with 15 years suspended, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and as an accessory after the fact in the Jan. 10, 2008, shooting of Derrin Davon Thomas, 27, of Baltimore, whose body was found in his pickup truck, which was still running.

Officials have not identified the other person involved. Terms of Little's plea were sealed when he pleaded guilty to charges reduced from murder, and conditions of the five years of supervised probation that are to follow Little's release from prison were sealed in Friday's hearing because of continuing legal issues in the case, said defense lawyer James Papirmeister.

- Andrea F. Siegel

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