BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — A prison inmate has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a decades-old slaying of an Edgewood shopkeeper.
A jury convicted 52-year-old Bryan Quickley of the murder in 1980, but last year an appeals court ordered that Quickley get a new trial. He is one among dozens of Maryland convicts whose convictions were overturned following a ruling by the state’s highest court that jury instructions back then were insufficient.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Recommend ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports
Quickley had been sentenced to life in prison at his original trial. In the plea agreement he struck on Monday in Harford County Circuit Court, he agreed to a 50-year sentence, with credit for time served since the 1979 slaying.READ MORE: Baltimore City Police Search For Missing 86-Year-Old Woman
Quickley, who was 17 when the slaying occurred, had remained incarcerated while his retrial was pending.MORE NEWS: Johns Hopkins University Requiring All Students To Get COVID-19 Vaccine To Come Back To Campus This Fall
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