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After apologizing, man is convicted of 2010 Baltimore killing

A Baltimore jury convicted Marcus Satchell Thursday of second degree murder for shooting and killing a man in the Northwest Baltimore in 2010, after he mailed a confession to the victim's family, the State's Attorney's office said.

Satchell, 35, picked up his victim — identified in Baltimore Sun records as Javon Perry, 27 — on July 17, 2010 and took him to Park Heights Avenue. They got in a fight and another person gave Satchell a handgun, prosecutors said. He fired four times, hitting Perry in the neck once, prosecutors said.

Police found Perry lying face down in the 3800 block of Park Heights Ave. around midnight and he died a short time later at Sinai Hospital.

From prison, Satchell wrote to his victim's family admitting to and apologizing for the killing, prosecutors said. At trial, he said the shooting was an accident or an act of self defense, according to the State's Attorney's office.

Satchell was also convicted of a handgun charge and faces 50 years in prison when he is sentenced in March.

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