LANSDOWNE, Md. (WJZ)— A Baltimore County teen has been sentenced to 115 years in prison for a fatal shooting in 2010.
Sterlin Matthews, 19, of Lansdowne was convicted on Oct. 25, 2012 by a jury of the murder of Dequan Burks in the Baltimore County Circuit Court.READ MORE: Three Months After Their Daughter's Death, Maliyah Turner's Parents Are Still Seeking Justice
Dequan Burks, 16, was with a group of teenagers on Oct. 31, 2010 in Lansdowne. The group crossed a footbridge into Baltimore Highlands when shots were fired by Matthews.READ MORE: Members Of Safe Streets Plan To Honor DaShawn McGrier On Saturday
Burks was shot in the back and died. Two others were struck by bullets fired by Matthews.MORE NEWS: With Dangerous Wind Chill, Baltimore City Under Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert
Matthews was convicted of second-degree murder, 11 counts of first-degree assault and three counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.