Man convicted of attempted murder has to be restrained

March 05, 2010

A 32-year-old man convicted of trying to kill a police officer's husband had to be restrained by six officers during a hearing Monday sentencing him to life in prison plus 20 years, the Baltimore state's attorney's office said Thursday. Fernando Horton of the 400 block of Random Road shouted and struggled throughout the sentencing as victims spoke. A jury convicted him in January of attempted murder for shooting Asa Thomas, who's married to a Baltimore officer. Thomas had been visiting a family friend when he was shot through his driver's-side window, according to prosecutors, who said they believe the shooting was a "case of mistaken identity."

- Tricia Bishop

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