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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Gory Prince George's: Killer pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Cherrese Richardson

Manslaughter Plea in Shooting of Student.
Post, 3 Feb 2009 (Castaneda).
A Prince George's County teenager yesterday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and other offenses in connection with the fatal shooting last year of a student as she walked home from high school.

Jeffrey D. Boddie, 18, pleaded guilty in the Jan. 8, 2008, drive-by shooting death of Cherrese Richardson [Photo]. Richardson, 18, was shot near Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.

Prosecutors said Boddie and Terrance R. Martin, 18, were in separate cars when each fired at a rival from another neighborhood. Defense attorneys said Boddie and Martin thought that they were being fired on, but prosecutors said there was no evidence of that.

Boddie is scheduled to be sentenced April 10. Under the terms of his plea agreement, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Last Friday, a Circuit Court judge sentenced Martin to 25 years in prison. Last September, a jury convicted Martin of second-degree murder, a weapons violation and other charges.

(Posted 3 Feb 2009)

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