In a Baltimore County Circuit Court, a 31-year old man convicted of murder made statements during sentencing implying that he had been treated unfairly by court officials, according to the Baltimore Sun. The man was found guilty of first degree murder of his 23-year-old girlfriend.
During the sentencing hearing, the man accused the judge, prosecutors and detectives of lying, ignoring evidence that would have helped his case and conspiring against him. The man looked at the judge while saying, “You all just wanted to blame me—you all just wanted to set me up.” The man also referred to mistakes and omissions he felt were made by the state in their case against him. “All these stories that I was abusive and that I gave her a black eye—all that’s a lie,” claimed the man. He also criticized the way his lawyer handled the case.
Despite the man’s strong feelings, the sentencing hearing continued and he was given life in prison without parole with a consecutive 20-year term for using a handgun in a violent crime. The man says he plans to appeal the decision.
While this man’s claims of bias and errors may be unfounded, such things do happen. At Alpert Schreyer, our Maryland homicide defense lawyers have the experience necessary to carefully evaluate your case for mistakes or oversight on the part of law enforcement and prosecutors. Several of our lawyers are former prosecutors who understand how the other side thinks and the legal standards they are held to when making an argument. Using this knowledge and years of experience, our lawyers can build a strong defense, protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, call the Maryland criminal defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer today at 1-866-444-6363.