Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 4/21/2017

East Baltimore — Maurice Dubose was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of second degree murder and sentenced to 28 years in prison. He must serve the first 25 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole.

Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla prosecuted the case.

On April 8, 2016, police responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Aisquith Street on a call for a stabbing. Inside they found Ronald Davis suffering from three stab wounds to his back. Davis died as a result of his injuries.

At the scene, a witness identified Dubose as the killer. Additionally, the murder weapon was found in a toilet of the residence, and blood from the victim was found on Dubose’s shirt. However, investigators were unable to determine a motive for the murder.

“My administration is committed to ensuring the safety in Baltimore City by zealously prosecuting murderers to the fullest extent of the law,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “My prayers are with this family during this time; while this conviction will not right the wrongful death of their loved one, I hope they find solace in the jury’s verdict. I applaud Tonya for her diligence on this case.”