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City man pleads guilty in 2007 fatal shooting

A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a fatal shooting last year, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office. Marcus L. Pettiford, 22, of the 2000 block of E. 31st St. was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison, with all but 15 years suspended, and five years' probation. Pettiford approached Tyrone Willie Bonner, 29, in the 1700 block of E. 30th St. about midnight June 5, 2007. The two argued, and Pettiford shot Bonner five times, prosecutors say. Terrell Bridget, 18, of the 1900 block of E. 31st St. was originally arrested as a co-defendant in Bonner's killing. Bridget pleaded guilty on unrelated charges of narcotics manufacturing and possession of an illegal firearm, and is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.

Liz F. Kay

Police identify victim of fatal beating in Essex

A man who was found beaten and unconscious beaten beside a cable utility box near Alberge Lane in the Essex area and later died has been identified as Eddie Alonso Stewart, 23, of Ambo Circle, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Stewart was found the morning of Sept. 24 and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died Tuesday without regaining consciousness, police said. Investigators believe Stewart was out with people he knew the evening before he was found but have no other information. Police said an autopsy has been completed, but no cause of death has been determined. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

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