TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore County man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting death of his uncle at his Towson gas station.

Seamus Coyle was sentenced Monday to life in prison for first-degree murder in the death of William “Ray” Porter in 2010. Coyle also received a concurrent 25-year sentence for conspiracy and five years without parole for a weapons offense.

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Prosecutors say Coyle conspired with his aunt, Karla Porter, to have her husband killed by Coyle’s best friend, Walter Bishop Jr., at Porter’s Hess gas station.

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Bishop was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years. Karla Porter’s trial is scheduled for March.

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