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Two men sentenced for 2011 killing outside Baltimore Highlands Light Rail stop

Two men were sentenced in the death of a Glen Burnie man who was shot as he walked toward his Light Rail stop in Baltimore Highlands nearly two years ago.

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge S. Ann Brobst sentenced Damonya Cook, 20, of Glen Burnie to a life sentence, while Keith Burgess, 23, of Halethorpe received a life sentence with all but 35 years suspended, according to a release from the county state's attorney's office.

The two men had been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Vincent Thomas, 20. Thomas' body had been found in a field at Annapolis Road and Illinois Avenue in Baltimore Highlands on Feb. 19, 2011. He had been shot four times in the back and once in the chest.

Police said Thomas was charged by the men as he walked toward a Light Rail stop. Prosecutors said Burgess helped Cook reach Thomas and helped dispose of the gun, prosecutors said.

Police said Cook had gotten into a fight with Thomas, prompting the shooting.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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