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Three gang members were sentenced Tuesday in connection to the shooting death of Canton Bartender Sebastian Dvorak. The man accused of firing the shot that killed Dvorak is scheduled to go to trial in January.
Three gang members were sentenced Tuesday in connection to the shooting death of Canton Bartender Sebastian Dvorak. The man accused of firing the shot that killed Dvorak is scheduled to go to trial in January. (Baltimore Sun)

Three Baltimore men were sentenced from 10 to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of gang charges related to the shooting death of Sebastian Dvorak, a popular bartender in Canton who was killed in 2017 while walking home from celebrating his 27th birthday.

The Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday the sentencing of Robert Lewis, 39, Keith Worthington, 35, and Harvey Turner, 30, all of Baltimore.

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Lewis, who was found guilty of gang participation and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors said Lewis gave the weapon used in the murder to another gang member, retrieved it after Dvorak’s death and then helped dispose of it.

Malik Mungo, 19, faces a first-degree murder trial next month in Dvorak’s death after a Baltimore County judge declared a mistrial in the case in June. That jury convicted Mungo of gun and drug charges but could not reach a verdict on murder and other charges.

During the trial, Mungo admitted to wandering around Canton looking for vehicles to steal and ditching the murder weapon but insisted he didn’t pull the trigger.

Worthington and Turner, who were found guilty of gang and drug charges, were sentenced to 10 years in prison. Worthington also was convicted of weapons charges.

Dvorak’s killing launched police and federal agents on a yearlong investigation — wiretaps, undercover drug buys — that brought down the East Baltimore gang known as “500” or “500 L.” The criminal enterprise sold drugs — including heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana — in the McElderry Park neighborhood, east of Johns Hopkins Hospital and north of Patterson Park, at the intersection of the Jefferson and N. Rose streets.

The Maryland attorney general’s office indicted 13 people on gang conspiracy charges. Eight pleaded guilty and four others, including Lewis, Worthington and Turner, were convicted at trial. Only Mungo was charged with killing Dvorak.

“These sentences close another chapter in our efforts to bring to justice the violent criminals responsible for the murder of Sebastian Dvorak,” said Attorney General Brian Frosh said.

Anyone with information on Dvorak’s death is asked to call 410-265- 8080.

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