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Inmate convicted on murder charges

August 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County States Attorney Michael Twigg announced on Thursday, that Anthony Monroe, an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution located in Allegany County, was convicted of Second-Degree Murder in the death of Michael Armstead, and sentenced to 30 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections by the Judge Gary  Leasure.  The investigation revealed that on November 27, 2012, Monroe attacked Armstead, also an inmate at the correctional institution, in an outside area of the prison facility.  Armstead was hospitalized following the assault, never regaining consciousness, and died as a result of his injuries on January 9, 2013 at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  The case was investigated by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean of the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office.   Monroe was represented by David Schram of the Office of the Public Defender. 

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