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Glen Burnie teenager convicted of murder in botched pizzeria robbery

A Glen Burnie teenager was convicted Thursday of felony murder, attempted armed robbery and related charges in the fatal botched robbery of a pizzeria.

Anne Arundle County prosecutors are seeking life in prison without parole for Shawn Anthony "Hawk" Johnson, 19, who police say was one of four teenagers involved in the crime that left Misael Flores of Glen Burnie dead in Wings and Things on Nov. 12, 2010, the eve of his 21st birthday.

Flores had come to visit a friend working the cash register there when four teens, two armed, announced a robbery, and was shot after telling the youths to leave. They fled without taking money.

Jurors spent much of Thursday deadlocked, apparently 11-1.

Defense lawyers said they will seek a shorter sentence that allows for Johnson to enter a prison treatment program and with the possibility of parole.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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