Lansdowne teen gets 115-year sentence in Halloween slaying

A teenager has been sentenced to 115 years in prison for killing another teen during a Halloween 2010 shooting that injured two others.

Nineteen-year-old Sterlin Matthews of Lansdowne was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. A jury convicted him in October of charges including second-degree murder and 11 counts of first-degree assault.

Matthews was 17 at the time of the slaying. Prosecutors say 16-year-old Dequan Burks was with a group of teenagers who crossed a footbridge over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Halethorpe when Matthews opened fire. Burks was shot in the back and died, and two others were shot.

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  1. free S.Matthews 115years is to much time for portecting your self

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