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Baltimore drug dealer sentenced for fatal hit and run

Umar Burley was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday by a city circuit court judge after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in April 2010, when he slammed his Acura into an elderly man's car while fleeing police, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said.

Officers also discovered heroin in Burley's car after the crash, and he was charged in federal court with drug dealing. He pleaded guilty in that case in June and is expected to receive a 15-year prison term at his September sentencing.

He was charged in state court with automobile manslaughter in connection with the same incident for killing Elbert Davis, who was driving a Monte Carlo at the time. The sentences are set to run concurrently, according to his federal plea agreement.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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