Sleet was convicted of eight charges in December 2019
Central Baltimore (March 10, 2020) - Today, Deandre Sleet was sentenced to life plus 25 years with the first 10 years to be served without the possibility of parole. Sleet was found guilty in December 2019 for the felony murder of Timothy Moriconi and related charges including using a handgun in a crime of violence, felon in possession of a handgun, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and wear/carry/transport of a handgun.
Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Megan Gallo prosecuted this case.
On Friday, September 27, 2018, at 7:27 p.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Riverside Avenue for a shooting. Timothy Moriconi was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma where he later died as a result of his injuries. A canvas of the scene located a single .380 caliber casing, the victim’s wallet, and a bag with 4 cans of beer. The investigation showed that the victim – Moriconi – was walking home from his father’s house when he was approached on the street in an apparent robbery attempt.
While the video surveillance did not capture the incident, it did capture the sound of a single gunshot. Further video surveillance showed a four door, silver Chevrolet vehicle pull into the area and come to a stop. The vehicle’s front seat passenger – a black male – exited the car and began walking on Riverside Avenue. Video surveillance then showed Moriconi walking on the opposite side of the street from the black male, who was later identified as Deandre Sleet. Soon after, Sleet ran to the silver Chevrolet after shooting Moriconi.
Days later, on October 3, 2018, Deandre Sleet and Kiara Wesley – the co-defendant – were stopped in the same silver 2018 Chevrolet Sonic which had a temporary tag. Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on the car and recovered a Hi-Point .380 caliber handgun from the glove box. Analysis of the handgun confirmed the gun was used in the homicide of Moriconi and in another shooting on September 19, 2018 in the 1800 block of E. Pratt Street.
“I hope that today’s sentence brings a sense of justice to the family and community who have remained engaged and steadfast throughout the entire judicial process of this case,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “The outpouring of support for Mr. Moriconi’s loved ones is a true testament to how much the community loved and appreciated this man.”