Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

May 20, 2013 -- A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury convicted Antomar Jones yesterday of felony murder, attempted first-degree murder, and use of a handgun in a crime of violence for killing his mentor and shooting another man last February.

On February, 1, 2012, Jones requested a ride, which his mentor, Corey Alexander, and Anthony Taylor provided. During the drive, Jones pulled out a handgun and robbed both men of their cash. He then had them stop the car in the 5700 block of Nasco Place, where Taylor fled from the car. Jones fired at him, hitting him in his right cheek. As Taylor was running away, he heard another shot come from the car. He ran to Good Samaritan Hospital, located about two blocks away, for help.

Alexander was found sitting in the front passenger seat suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. He was transported to the hospital, but later died from his injury.

Jones provided a statement to police acknowledging that he had been in the car with the victims. He claimed that he had purchased drugs from one of the victims and that Alexander must have been killed after he left the car.

Scheduled for sentencing on July 9, 2013, Jones, 21, faces a maximum of two life terms plus 48 years in prison.

Assistant State's Attorney Angela Worthy prosecuted the case.