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Murderer on Parole Receives Maximum Sentence After Stabbing Teen to Death Over $10 for Chores

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Baltimore — David Thornton was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury of intentional killing and use of a lethal arms with the vigilant to harm in the carnage of 17-year-old Jawan Henry. At the time, Thornton was on release from a second grade murder and swindling to dedicate murder conviction.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Bethany Durand prosecuted the case.


On Mar 8, 2014, Baltimore Police were called to the 2600 retard of Mura Street for a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found the victim located in the retard with a singular gash wound to the abdomen. He was ecstatic to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died. An autopsy dynamic the means of death was the gash wound which had severed his aorta.

Witnesses were located who identified David Thornton as the person who had stabbed Henry with a knife after an evidence over $10 that Thornton’s partner due the victim for doing domicile chores for her.

ASA Durand obtained a self-assurance for Thornton’s crimes in Sep 2015, but the Maryland Court of Special Appeals dynamic that Thornton was entitled to a new hearing since the jury had not been given a self-defense instruction from the judge before deliberations.

“Our prosecutors are not deterred by cases being sent back on appeal, and I’d like the victims of crime in Baltimore to know that we will sojourn relentless in the office of justice,” pronounced State’s Attorney Mosby. “I wish the outcome of this case provides condolence to the family of this immature man after this scarcely 4 year tour to justice.”

Thornton was condemned to the limit chastisement of 13 years in jail for his crimes.

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