BEL AIR — Two Baltimore men have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man in an Aberdeen motel in 2007.
Twenty-four-year-old Mark Christian II was sentenced on Monday and 29-year-old Michael Brown was sentenced on Thursday. Both were convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Hemphill.
Hemphill was shot twice in a motel on Aug. 18, 2007 during a robbery attempt. There were no suspects at the time, but the case was reopened in 2010 and a gun recovered from Christian’s vehicle matched a shell casing at the scene of the murder. DNA that matched Hemphill was found on Brown’s shoe.