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Halethorpe Man Convicted in Lansdowne Murder

Larry Eugene Horton, 38, was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday.

A Halethorpe man faces life behind bars after he was convicted Thursday of murdering an 18-year-old man.

Larry Eugene Horton, 38, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Ryan Wesley Jackson in Baltimore County Circuit Court after a four-day trial, according to a press release from the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County.

Horton will be sentenced on April 29. He faces a maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole.

Jackson, who was 18 at the time of his murder, was found dead in the Brooklyn area of Baltimore City on Oct. 15, 2011. An autopsy revealed that he died from 24 hatchet blows to the head. Baltimore County police found through their investigation that he was killed by Horton at a residence on Rambo Court in Lansdowne, and then transported to the city, the release said.

Horton fled Maryland after the murder using an alias. He was arrested in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, on Oct. 19, 2011, according to the release. 

Linda Weiser February 16, 2013 at 06:50 PM
God bless the Jackson family through all of this
D lady February 20, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Im glad to see that larry will get what he deserves. I pray that fred is at peace now. His dad said after the verdict now my babe can rest. It was one of the happiest day since he was killed but the best was seeing his son born. I hope larry does not last in jail.
Calla Lily March 26, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I am trying to understand this. An 18 year old drug dealer enters the home of a 38 year old man, approaches him with a hatchet, a fight ensues and the 18 year old is killed. How is this considered murder. Sounds like self defense to me.

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