Plea in Coach's Death A Lanham man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Robert Lee Gail, a popular youth basketball coach.
Post, September 9, 2005.
"Prosecutors said Lawrence Green killed Gail on Feb. 14 in Riverdale as Gail, a coach at the New Carrollton Boys and Girls Club, was driving his 11-year-old son to a gym. Gail became involved in a traffic accident with Green and Byron Lee Israel, who police say were fleeing in a stolen vehicle after a home invasion. Green shot Gail after a confrontation, police say."
"Green also pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault in connection with the home invasion. He is to be sentenced Oct. 6. Israel pleaded guilty to murder Aug. 9 and is to be sentenced Sept. 22."