Harford County, Maryland – Tyrone Thomas Nordine, 36, of Baltimore, Maryland was convicted for attempted murder in a shooting that occurred in the 1000 Block of Crimson Tree Court in Edgewood.
After a four day trial and more than seven hours of deliberation the jury found him guilty of attempted first degree murder, home invasion, first degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or felony, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Nordine faces a Life sentence for the attempted murder and an additional 80 years in prison.
Nordine’ s case was tried twice before resulting in hung juries. After consulting with the victim and the witnesses in the case, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney David Ryden elected to try it a third time commenting that it was “because of the victim’s willingness to go through another grueling trial, and with the cooperation of a very brave and strong witness who came forward to assist in the investigation despite threats to her safety.”
On 20 September 2014, Harford County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a shooting and found a 35-year-old female shot twice in the head inside of her home. It was learned that two suspects kicked in her front door and forced their way into her bedroom and shot her. Two teenage children and a toddler were in the house but were unharmed. The victim was stabilized and transported to Upper Chesapeake and later Shock Trauma. She recovered from her injuries but was unable to be located upon release.
A witness eventually came forward and identified Nordine as one of the suspects. The evidence at trial also established that Nordine threatened witnesses in the neighborhood several days after the shooting not to cooperate with law enforcement. The victim was located more than a year later and he was indicted and arrested.
No motive was established at trial but the jury heard evidence that the victim’s fiancé was recently arrested for his involvement in another shooting that occurred four days before on a playground on Brookside Drive in Edgewood, and she was believed to be targeted for retribution.
He is being held without bond pending sentencing before Judge Curtin in the Circuit Court. The investigation is still considered open and any witnesses are encouraged to come forward to in helping identify the second suspect. The State’s Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Sheriff’s Office for their tireless work in the investigation of this case.