Baltimore Man Found Guilty On Charges Related To Murder-For-Hire Plot

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Acting U.S. Attorney Steven M. Schenning announced Wednesday a Baltimore man was found guilty of charges related to a murder-for-hire plot.

Forty-nine-year-old Troy Allen Lucas, aka “Troy Madron” of Baltimore was convicted of murdering Robert Long, who was a witness in a criminal case. Lucas was a member of the “Dead Man Inc” street and prison gang in 2007, when he was a prison inmate, according to court documents.

PrisonLucas and his deceased brother were solicited to kill Robert Long to prevent him from testifying against Jose Morales. In return for the killing, Morales paid cocaine and cash.

Lucas and his brother shot Tony Long in the head multiple times on March 24, 2008 behind the Traci Atkins Park, an area known as the “Lumber Yard,” in southwest Baltimore. The weapon utilized in the murder was identified as a .25 caliber handgun.

Lucas faces a maximum life in prison for discharging the firearm during a crime of violence resulting in death and minimum life sentence for murder-for-hire conspiracy.

Forty-year-old Jose Joaquin Morales of Baltimore was sentenced to life in prison for using a cell phone to arrange the murder-for-hire plot on December 9, 2013.

Lucas’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 3, 2018.

Morales’ prosecution resulted in the exoneration of Demetrius Smith who was serving life in prison for the murder.

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