3 plead guilty in murder conspiracy case

Receive life with all but 20 years suspended

November 14, 2013|By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun

Three men pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit a West Baltimore murder that left two brothers dead and inspired what police believe was a revenge killing against the family of one of the suspects, the State's Attorney's Office said.

Evric Morgan, 28, Rafael Hardy, 30, and Tyrell Hill, 28, all accepted deals extended by a Baltimore circuit judge to plead guilty on the eve of their trials in exchange for receiving a sentence of life with all but 20 years suspended.

A fourth defendant, Marcelle Graham, rejected the deal and is maintaining his innocence. His trial is expected to start next week once a jury is selected.

The four men were charged in connection with the killing of Troy, 33, and Euclides Manley, 35, in the 600 block of Linnard St. last August. A woman was also shot in the attack, and detectives wrote in charging papers that the room where the two men's bodies were found had been "ransacked."

Just hours after vigil for the brothers, shooting broke out a second time, killing Diane Edwards, 54, and Robert Hardy, 33, the mother and brother of one of the defendants. Police said at the time that they believed the attack was carried out in revenge.

Those homicides remain unsolved.



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