For Immediate Release 7/26/2017
Southeast Baltimore—A Baltimore City jury found Defendant Angel Fury guilty of first degree felony murder and robbery. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.
On January 5, 2016, Edward Yesaitis was found bludgeoned to death in a motel room at the Deluxe Plaza Motel on Pulaski Highway in Southeast Baltimore. Through an investigation by the Baltimore Police Department, it was determined that Yesaitis had traveled to the motel after befriending Fury and her co-defendant Christopher Wilkins at Penn Station two days prior, after being removed from an Amtrak Train.
According to detectives, Yesaitis was repeatedly punched and kicked while wrapped in a blanket in between the double beds of the motel room. He suffered extensive trauma—including contusions, lacerations and fractures on his head, torso and extremities.
Fury and Wilkins stole several of Yesaitis’ personal items—including his wallet, cell phone and clothing—before leaving the room, returning to Penn Station, and boarding a train bound for North Carolina.
Surveillance cameras at both Penn Station and the motel captured each party’s movements.
“The despicable acts of these murderers are gut-wrenching,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “My heart goes out to the loved ones of Mr. Yesaitis, and while this verdict will not bring him back, I hope knowing that his murderers will be held accountable brings them peace.”
Fury will be sentenced on September 8, 2017 before Judge Julie Rubin. She is facing life imprisonment.
Wilkins previously pled guilty to first degree murder before Judge Charles Peters on January 31, 2017. He was sentenced to Life, suspend all but 30 years, in prison.
“ I must express my sincere appreciation for the hard work veteran homicide detectives Gary Niedermeier and Frank Miller put into closing this case,” said ASA Seidel. “They are the ones that made this outcome possible.”