WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince George’s County prosecutors say a Greenbelt man who killed a teenage girl over tattoo ink will spend the rest of his life in prison.

State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks says Rydel Estep, 21, was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Court Judge Dwight Jackson.

Alsobrooks says Jackson added another 30 years to Estep’s sentence.

Estep was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of 16-year-old Jericka Chambers of Landover in May 2010.

Prosecutors and police say Chambers had tattoo ink that Estep wanted.

Authorities say Estep snatched the ink from Chambers, and when the teenager tried to get it back, Estep took out a gun and shot her in the head.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. willie joe says:

    Just what is”The rest of your life” mean in Md.? If you are in your 20’s, you can bet your azz you will be out again killing in your thirties or forties. Life should mean just that, life.

  2. sarah monol says:

    People have to think about a tattoo before they get it because it is permanent. People are always wondering how tattoos are permanent, this article gives a great explanation on why tattoos are permanent.


  3. Scott SC says:

    AA County has some of Maryland’s most violent people.

  4. Pro Death says:

    Was the death penalty even considered in this case? This is a prime example of why the death penalty should be used. Over a bottle of ink!!!!!!!animal.

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