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Edgewood man who won new trial pleads guilty to 1979 robbery-murder
Edgewood man who won new trial pleads guilty to 1979 robbery-murder

An Edgewood man, whose 34-year-old murder conviction as a teenager was thrown out on a controversial technicality, entered a guilty plea earlier this week in exchange for a somewhat reduced sentence. Appearing in Harford County Circuit Court Monday before Judge Stephen Waldron, Bryan Keith Quickley pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and armed robbery, taking a plea deal from prosecutors, who were prepared to go to trial starting Tuesday, Harford State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said. Quickley was sentenced to life, with all but 50 years suspended. The sentence, however, will run backdated to 1979 when Quickley, who was then 16, was arrested for the robbery and slaying of Clarence...

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