BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced on Wednesday to four life terms for his part in the death of a woman thought to be a witness in a federal case, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release.

A judge sentenced Clifton Mosely, 43, of Baltimore for two counts of conspiracy to murder a witness, and for witness retaliation murder and witness tampering murder in the death of Latrina Ashburne, 41, on May 27, 2016, the news release said.

Mosely and co-defendant Davon Carter, 41, were convicted in January 2020.

Evidence showed Carter and Mosley conspired to kill a witness who had provided information to law enforcement about Carter's friend, who was charged in a health care fraud scheme. The friend learned the identity of the witness, who also had information against him relating to a 2015 murder, prosecutors said.

On May 27, 2016, Ashburne was murdered as she got into her car outside the home she shared with her mother in Baltimore, prosecutors said. The witness being targeted lived next door to Ashburne, according to the news release, which also said the witness called law enforcement to report the murder and that she believed she was the intended target.

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gabrielshorn2013

Hopefully they are life sentences to be served consecutively, with no chance of parole. Murdering witnesses is an exceptionally heinous crime, and deserves the death penalty. It preserves the "no snitching" mindset in Baltimore, which allows murderous thugs to avoid incarceration because nobody will testify against them for fear of being murdered themselves.

C.D.Reid

True, gabe. Unfortunately. It's also unfortunate that O'Malley and his minions got rid of an appropriate punishment in this state.

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