Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Insufficient evidence
Following a 1986 trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, a jury found Vincent Cole, appellant, guilty of first-degree felony murder, burglary, daytime housebreaking, and robbery. The court sentenced appellant to life imprisonment for first-degree felony murder and merged the remaining convictions for sentencing.
From the available record, it appears that appellant and two co-felons broke into the 79-year old victim’s home, locked her in a closet, ransacked her home, stole various items of hers, and left. After about a week, the victim died of starvation.