UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a northern Virginia activist and throwing his body in a Fort Washington well has been sentenced to life without parole plus 120 years.
Tyrone Lewis, 28 was convicted in September of murder and other charges in the death of Lenwood Harris, a community activist in northern Virginia. Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro.
Prosecutors say Lewis and two other men seeking to get bail money for an arrested friend kidnapped Harris in September 2011 and demanded his ATM card and pin number. Authorities say Lewis shot Harris at an abandoned house and then helped dump his body down a well. The body was found in January 2012.
In a statement, it said, "The judge got it right when he said the only issue to consider in this sentence was the safety of the citizens of our community," Alsobrooks said. "Mr. Lewis has 19 contacts with the criminal just system and he still has two murder cases pending. He is a predator and our streets are safer now that he will never walk them again."