Severn man sentenced to two years in manslaughter case

A Severn man was sentenced to two years in prison and must pay for the funeral of the man who died after the two got into a fight at a trailer park last winter, an Anne Arundel County judge ruled Tuesday.

Anthony James Garcia, 49, of the 1000 block of Egret Court in Severn, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September in the death of David Lamont Harley, 45, last December.

Police said Harley and Garcia had fought on Fair Breeze Drive in the Severn Mobile Home Park on Dec. 6. Harley was hospitalized and was taken off life support about a week later, police said.

Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Garcia to 10 years in prison, but suspended eight years of the sentence, according to court records. She also ordered Garcia to pay $3,604 in restitution to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board to pay for Harley's funeral expenses.

After prison, Garcia will be on supervised probation for five years.

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