BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 16-year-old boy will be sentenced next January for the murder of a Patterson Park woman.
Alonzo Gorham-Ramos plead guilty to the fatal stabbing of Kimberly Leto, who was found by lying in a pool of her own blood on the morning of January 31, 2014 in her home in the 400 block of South Ellwood Avenue.
Gorham-Ramos stabbed Leto 11 times.
“Despite the state’s plea recommendation of life suspend all but 60 years incarceration, the defendant availed himself of the court’s offer to cap the defendant’s sentence at life suspend all but 45 years incarceration,” the city’s state’s attorney’s office reported.
Leto was stabbed when she woke up while the two assailants broke into her home to rob it.
DNA testing proved Leto’s blood was found on the teen’s pants. He confessed to the murder after he was shown his bloody footprints in the home.
Gorham -Ramos told police they broke into Leto’s home because his accomplice told him there was a lot of cash inside the home.
Surveillance video from a grocery store showed Gorham-Ramos and the other defendant using a Coinstar machine, and cashing coins they stole from the home.
“It is so unfortunate that this woman senselessly lost her life at the hands of a misguided child,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I pray her family, friends, and the community feel some sense of peace knowing this perpetrator is being held accountable.”