Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill sentenced Charles Blevins yesterday to life in prison, with all but 30 years suspended, and five years of supervised probation for killing a man and shooting at a woman in an East Baltimore gas station last summer. The first five years of the sentence are to be served without the possibility of parole.
On June 2, 2012, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the victims along with two 13-year-olds stopped at a gas station in the 1400 block of E. Fayette Street to get gas. The male victim and the 13-year-old female passenger exited the car to pay the cashier, but Blevins stopped the girl and began to speak with her. He told her that he knew her from a school they had attended together. The girl’s mother became involved in the conversation, informing Blevins that her daughter had not gone to school with him. Blevins continued to say that he had. The girl’s mother told him that her daughter was only 13 and to leave her alone.
At this point, the male victim, who had been pumping gas, asked the female victim to stop arguing with Blevins and get back in the car. Security cameras show that Blevins began to walk away but came back, pulled out a gun, and shot the male victim once in the head. He also shot at the van, where the woman was seated, twice. Blevins then fled on foot. The detective was able to locate witnesses who indicated that Blevins had confessed his involvement to them regarding the shootings. Blevins also confessed to committing the murder after his arrest.
Blevins, 23, pled guilty to first-degree murder, attempted murder, and the use of a handgun in a crime in violence on June 20, 2013.
Assistant State’s Attorney Traci L. Robinson prosecuted the case.