Largest Sentence Handed Down
By Donny Moses, Public Affairs Office
Wednesday, April 9, 2008; 12:00 am
On Thursday, February 2, 2006, at approximately 9:45 PM, Northern District Patrolmen responded to the 800 block of East Coldspring Lane for a report of a single vehicle accident. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found that two young men, inside the vehicle, were shot.
Victims Ricky Medley (19) and Martrell Brown (16) were taken to area hospitals where they were later pronounced dead.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Medley and Brown had been involved in an altercation at the Sunoco gas station at East Coldspring Lane and York Road. There, an unknown suspect produced a handgun and began shooting at their vehicle as it pulled away. After gathering evidence, police identified a suspect. Then, on February 10, 2006, Kareem Abdul Alvez-el was arrested and charged with the murders of Medley and Brown.
More recently, in February of 2008, Homicide Detectives and members of the State’s Attorneys Office convinced a jury that Alvez-el was guilty of two counts of 1st degree murder. Kareem Abdul Alvez-el was given 3 consecutive life sentences plus 60 years to the Maryland State Division of Corrections. This prison term marked the largest sentence ever to be handed down by a judge in Baltimore’s history.
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Updated: 06/17/08; 10:45 am