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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | March 7, 1992
A 30-year-old Dundalk man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole plus 45 years, for rape, robbery and kidnapping in the July 8, 1991, attack of an Overlea bank manager and her two daughters.The women were tied and gagged in their home by two attackers, who both raped the older daughter.Baltimore County Circuit Judge Dana M. Levitz said Rickey Andrew Bailey, formerly of the 1900 block of Halsmere Road in Dundalk, must serve "the balance of his natural life" without parole, under Maryland's three-time-loser statute.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
A Pikesville man, who fled to Oklahoma in 2012 after his grandparents were found beaten and stabbed to death in their home, pleaded guilty in the killings and received a life sentence on Thursday, prosecutors said. Matthew Long, 33, killed Vaughn Pepper, Sr., 87, and Marjorie Pepper, 85, prosecutors said. The couple was discovered in their long-time Olmstead Road home in the Pikesville on Sept.10, 2012 after a concerned neighbor called police. Prosecutors said the couple had been beaten and suffered head, neck and chest wounds, and that they had been dead for several days by the time they were discovered.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,Sun reporter | December 14, 2006
A Columbia man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for attacking his estranged wife with a machete this year, a case authorities described as "something out of a horror movie." Frederick E. Jones, 54, was convicted by a jury in October of first-degree attempted murder, assault and violation of an April 20 court order forbidding him to go near his wife, Natalyn Tart-Jones, or her residence. He will be eligible for parole in 2021. On May 1, Jones camped out in a wooded area near Tart-Jones' condominium in the 8700 block of Hayshed Lane in Columbia and waited for her to leave for work.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said. Police said Laquesha Lewis, 25, fought with Robert Holiday 27, at her home on Shagbark Road when he attempted to visit his child. Afterward, police said Lewis, who was in a relationship with Michael Desmon Martin, 23, sent him text messages about Holiday's whereabouts. Lewis also sent messages to Holiday telling him he would soon die. Martin and Mikal A. Martin, 20, were charged in the shooting near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue that left two others injured.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | November 14, 1992
A 23-year-old Baltimore man received a sentence of life in prison yesterday for asking an undercover police officer to kill four men, then trying to gun down two of them in Edgewood.Rynail M. Waters repeatedly told Harford Circuit Judge Cypert O. Whitfill that he did not deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison."I've been brain-damaged and a disabled person all my life, but I never hurt anyone or put anyone in the hospital," said Waters, who was arrested in December and convicted in September of solicitation to commit murder, attempted murder, assault and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
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May 13, 2004
A Carroll County man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his former mother-in-law, who was a fixture on local talk radio known as "Helga from Westminster." Leon A. Costley Jr., 39, showed little emotion as Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway imposed the sentence. On the other side of the courtroom, the victim's husband, Robert V. Nicholls Sr., and their daughter, Kristina Costley, wrapped their arms around each other and cried.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | December 11, 1990
A 21-year-old Annapolis man was sentenced yesterday to life plus five years in prison for a fatal shooting last March on Clay Street in the city.Michael Ivan Williams, of the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue, was convicted in a two-day jury trial last September of first-degree murder in the death of Robert P. "Moucie" Maynard.Maynard, 25, of the 400 block of Broadneck Road, Annapolis, was shot in the chest and thigh at about 3 a.m. March 2 on Clay Street at Town Pines Court, said Assistant State's Attorney Patrick J. Bell.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2005
The grandson of an East Baltimore woman fondly known as "the candy lady" was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for stabbing and choking the elderly woman to death more than three years ago. Vernon Beander, 27, was convicted Nov. 12 in Baltimore Circuit Court of first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon in the killing of Gladys Moore, 70. Judge Stuart Berger convicted and sentenced Beander. Moore's body was found Dec. 4, 2001, in her first-floor apartment at the Somerset Homes public housing complex near Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2004
A Shady Side woman was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for murdering her husband, a slaying she blamed on spousal abuse but which prosecutors say stemmed from his discovery of her five-figure credit card debt. Terry Harriet Pierce Eslin, 59, wept as she pleaded with Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Nancy Davis-Loomis for leniency in the killing of her husband of 15 years, Richard P. Eslin, as he slept. "I cannot get over that I did it. But I did not intend to do it," she said, contending -- as she did during her weeklong trial -- that her husband was a "very brutal and harsh man."
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1998
William Antione Bates was 13 when he first entered the criminal justice system. Yesterday, Bates -- now 22 -- was ordered to spend the rest of his life there.Bates was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court to life plus 15 years for killing hair salon owner Clayton "Hank" Culbreth in December. His accomplice, Nicholas S. Beharry, 40, received a life sentence yesterday with all but 30 years suspended. The judge was Gary I. Strausberg.For Bates, yesterday's sentence culminated a lifestyle that escalated from theft to armed robbery to murder, Assistant State's Attorney Sharon R. Holback said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
A woman came face to face Monday with the man who paid a gang hit man to murder her son, as a federal judge sentenced Jose Morales to life in prison. As Grace Bouvier spoke of how her granddaughter was left without a father, Morales, convicted in October in the murder Robert Long, thrust his darkly bearded chin in the air and watched her talk. "I don't know why Mr. Morales had my son murdered," Bouvier said, cutting short her comments after being overcome by emotion. It had been a long journey for Bouvier, who sat through a state trial in which jurors wrongly convicted another man of killing Long in a fight over drugs.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse. A judge handed down the sentence Monday after jurors rejected Karla Porter's claim of self-defense and convicted her in August of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have disputed the allegations of abuse by William "Ray" Porter, arguing that she concocted them to justify a cold-blooded murder. "The evidence at the trial was very clear.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
A patient at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a fellow patient at the state psychiatric facility, a spokesman for the Howard County prosecutor's office said. El Soudani El-Wahhabi had been convicted in February of first-degree murder in the 2010 strangulation death of Susan Sachs, slain in her room. It was the first of three homicides at the hospital to occur within 14 months, leading to criticism and charges in operation of the facility.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
A Baltimore judge sentenced a man to life in prison Tuesday for killing his mentor in a youth program and shooting another man. Antomar Jones, 21, got a ride home with Corey Alexander, his mentor, and Anthony Taylor in February 2012. As they drove, Jones pulled a gun robbed both men. He then ordered them to stop in the 5700 block of Nasco Place and Taylor fled. One gunshot hit Taylor in the cheek. As he continued to run he heard another gunshot from the car. "This was a challenging, single-witness case, so we are gratified not only with today's sentence but also with the jury's guilty verdicts," said State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.
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By Tricia Bishop, Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
A Baltimore judge sentenced Policarpio Espinoza Perez to life in prison Monday for conspiring to murder his brother's two children and their young cousin nearly a decade ago in a killing described as the "most horrific" to ever come before the court. The parents of Ricardo and Lucero Espinoza, 8 and 9 years old, came home to their Fallstaff apartment in May 2004 to find the boys and their 10-year-old cousin, Alexis Espejo Quezada, beaten and mutilated, their throats cut and bleeding.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
A Lansdowne man was sentenced to life without parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court Monday for killing another man by striking him 24 times with a hatchet, according to the state's attorney's office. Larry Eugene Horton, 37 was found guilty in February of killing Ryan Wesley Jackson on Oct. 12, 2011. His sentence was handed down by Judge Jan Marshall Alexander Police said Horton killed Jackson inside his rented home on Rambo Court in Lansdowne before taking Jackson's body to the city.
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