Man convicted of killing wife in 2010

March 27, 2012|By Peter Hermann

A Baltimore Circuit Court jury has found a 43-year-old man guilty of suffocating and beating his wife to death inside their Arlington neighborhood home in 2010, according to the city State's Attorney's Office.

Michael T. Harrod, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced May 22 and faces life in prison. He was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Gloria Harrod, 47, whose body was found by the victim's mother and brother on June 26, 2010.

Prosecutors said that Harrod confessed to the crime to relatives, prompting the victim's mother and brother to go to the couple's house in the 5200 block of St. Charles Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. Prosecutors said they found the decomposing body.

An autopsy showed that Harrod had died two or three days earlier from asphyxiation and a beating, according to the State's Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said the woman had been bound before being killed, and that her DNA was found on pieces of duct tape in the bedroom.

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