Inmate convicted in 2006 city jail killing

Jury to continue deliberating verdict for co-defendant

May 06, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A city jury convicted on Thursday a 41-year-old inmate in the 2006 stabbing death of a man that occurred in the Baltimore City Detention Center and led to policy changes at the facility.

Matthew T. Evans, who has been in federal custody, was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Anthony E. Conaway, 41, who was being held on burglary charges when he was fatally stabbed March 13, 2006, at the city jail.

The case, which has been postponed numerous times since charges were brought in 2007, went to the jury Tuesday, and jurors were to continue deliberating charges against Evans' co-defendant, Tivon Wright.

Charges against a third defendant, Sean Taylor, were dropped in 2008, and he testified as a prosecution witness against Evans and Wright.

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