A federal grand jury has indicted an alleged Dead Man Inc. gang member in the 2008 murder-for-hire of a court witness, a crime for which an innocent man spent five years in prison.
The charges against Troy Allen Lucas, 47, also known as Troy Madron, come three years after Demetrius Smith was exonerated in the killing of Robert Long in Southwest Baltimore.
Prosecutors said Lucas was solicited to commit the crime by Jose Morales, who was convicted by a federal jury in 2013 of having arranged the killing. Long had been Morales' co-defendant in a construction theft case in Baltimore Circuit Court, and Morales learned he was cooperating with police.
Lucas was identified at...