Man, 22, federally indicted in connection with two Baltimore murders

January 30, 2013|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 22-year-old Baltimore man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with two murders, which occurred in 2006 and 2007 and both had led to earlier charges against other people. 

The man charged, a Remington resident named Kyle Stevens, would have been 15 and 16 years old at the time of the killings.

The three-count indictment alleges that beginning in 2005, Stevens, who was known as "Cappo," was part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine and oxycodone. Authorities say that as part of the drug conspiracy, on Jan. 24, 2006 he used a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun to killed James Wright, who went by the name "Ronnie Mo." The shooting occurred in the 500 block of W. 30th St. in Remington.

Levar Shedrick, who also goes by the name Justin Banks, was charged in that murder later in the year, but all charges were dropped in 2008. 

Federal prosecutors also allege that on Sept. 21, 2007, Stevens used a .380 caliber handgun to kill Keith Ray, who was found four days later shot in the head under a woodpile in Wyman Park, right outside Hampden. 

In 2008, a man named John Mooney was charged with first-degree murder in that case. Court records show Mooney was acquitted of that charge, but convicted and sentenced to life in prison on a murder conspiracy charge in the case.

Additional details were not available, but in a news release, authorities said the case was being announced by law enforcement leaders with the FBI, ATF; the Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County police and state's attorney's offices; and the state public safety and correctional services agency.

Court records show Stevens has drug convictions and in 2012 was convicted of having a cell phone in a prison facility.

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