A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Friday sentenced two men to 50 years each for the 2014 shooting death of a man at a Parkville motel.
Mark Eugene Garland, 27, and Peretz Anderson, 31, were convicted by a jury of first-degree murder, armed robbery and a handgun violation in the death of Aaron Philip Nedd, 28, according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office.
County police said at the time of the arrests that Garland and Anderson had gone to a motel on Loch Bend Drive in Parkville to buy marijuana from Nedd and then gotten into a fight with him.
Prosecutors said Nedd was living with his wife and children at the motel when Garland and Anderson knocked on the door Dec. 26, 2014. Prosecutors said one of the men went into the bathroom with Nedd, and Nedd's wife heard a struggle. The other man then went in and shot Nedd several times, according to prosecutors.
Judge Kathleen Cox sentenced Garland and Anderson to life with all but 50 years suspended for the murder charges, plus sentences of ten years and five years for the armed robbery and firearm charges, according to the state's attorney's office.