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Baltimore man is convicted in rape of 13-year-old in vacant house
Baltimore man is convicted in rape of 13-year-old in vacant house

A Baltimore jury convicted Alvin Ray Wright Sr. Tuesday of grabbing a 13-year-old girl just a block from her home, throwing her into the basement of a vacant East Baltimore building and repeatedly raping her. "She thought she was going to die," Assistant State's Attorney Aaliyah Muhammad said during closing arguments. "He beat her into submission." As the jury returned its guilty verdict on the first count, a faint, thin smile passed the lips of the girl. Her father hugged her tight. Three corrections officers led Wright out of the courtroom in chains. He faces life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for May 15. "I'm speechless,"...

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