A suspected serial killer was recently sentenced to 100 years in prison for committing dozens of violent crimes in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, according to The Washington Examiner. The 28-year-old former UPS worker was convicted in federal court of carjacking, child pornography and weapons charges for his role in more than nine home invasions and 50 burglaries that occurred between 2007 and 2009.
The convicted man was accused of using a UPS database to look up homes he wanted to target, cutting phones lines to disable alarm systems, and then breaking windows to gain access to the residence or entering homes through unlocked doors. During the crimes, described as “increasingly violent,” the 28-year-old took computers, credit cards, phones, and televisions, among other items.
The convicted criminal was also indicted in July 2010 for the murders of a 42-year-old mother and her 20-year-old daughter. The charred bodies of the mother and daughter were found in a burning vehicle in Largo, Maryland in March 2009. That case is scheduled for trial in October, 2012. Prince George County police officials say the man is also suspected in other area killings, but currently has only been charged with the killing of the mother and daughter. Prosecutors state that the offender admitted in interviews to committing roughly 30 home burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies. The man has been in custody since July 2009 when authorities, searching both his car and bedroom, found more than a dozen stolen guns, ski masks, gloves, ammunition, holsters, and police scanners.
The man in this case faces extremely harsh penalties for multiple charges. He will face additional penalties and jail time if he is convicted in his October murder trial. In the state of Maryland those convicted of the crime of murder face severe punishments including life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors for the state take this charge very seriously, so anyone charged with murder would be well advised to seek help from a skilled Maryland murder defense attorney to protect your legal rights. The law firm of Alpert Schreyer has years of experience defending those charged with criminal offenses and can apply our knowledge to your case to get the best possible outcome. To see how our legal team can help you, call (866) 444-6363 for a free consultation.