Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 5/12/15

Thomas Redmond was convicted Monday of first-degree murder. Redmond faces Life in prison for murdering his former lover Ray Bostick.

The murder took place inside Bostick’s home in the 300 block of Birkwood Place in the Oakenshawe neighborhood. 

On May 26, 2013, an argument ensued between the two men after Bostick made a sexual advance on Redmond.

Redmond grabbed a hammer laying nearby and struck Bostick in the head several times. Bostick was knocked unconscious by the blows— Redmond then drug Bostick into a storage closet, where he beat Bostick to death with the hammer. Bostick was struck 59 times.

The victim’s body was discovered by a close friend two days after the murder. Bostick’s long-time friend, who had a key to the apartment, went looking for Bostick after he had not heard from him in several days. Investigators found Bostick buried underneath a pile of clothes from the storage closet in which he was murdered.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case. Robinson and her team of investigators were able to connect Redmond to the crime after he and Bostick were seen on security footage together. Investigators were also able to determine Bostick’s credit card had been used while on a date with Redmond. 

“Traci and her team of investigators did an incredible job investigating this case,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, “They followed every possible lead which ultimately brought them to our suspect.”

After being questioned by detectives from the Baltimore Police Department Redmond later confessed that he killed Bostick.

Redmond, who had no prior criminal record, faces Life in prison and an additional eight years for theft and using a deadly weapon during the commission of a murder.

Redmond is scheduled for sentencing on July 14, 2015.