A West Baltimore man, Tyrone L. Webb Jr., 31, was sentenced Monday to life plus 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, dumping her body in the woods and reporting her missing, according to the city state's attorney's office.
The remains of Mia Nichols, 27 and the mother of three, were discovered by two hunters in a wooded area in Woodlawn in Baltimore County. Her skull had two bullet holes in it. Webb had reported her missing 11 months before the discovery of her body.
Webb was first tried in Baltimore County in April 2010, but the case ended with a hung jury. After an informant reported that the victim had been shot in a city apartment, Webb filed a motion to transfer the case to Baltimore city. A jury found him guilty Jan. 30 of first-degree murder and two handgun violations. City Circuit Court Judge David W. Young imposed the sentence.