SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Princess Anne man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the strangulation of a Salisbury woman in 2007.

Warren Ballard, 47, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Shirley Smith, 51. He was sentenced on Wednesday.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Ballard was convicted of murder and other charges in the killing in 2008. But the Maryland Court of Appeals overturned that conviction last year, stating police continued to question him after he invoked his right to speak to a lawyer.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Ten years for murder? He’ll be out in 5, this is justice for taking a life? Get real Judges & jjury’s.

  2. starmaine reagen says:

    You are aware that Princess Anne is not a county? It is a town located in the county of Somerset. Baltimore news media continue to report the events on the lower Eastern Shore as it’s another state- not located in Maryland

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