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Defendants face Life sentences in prison

Baltimore, Md. (May 3, 2022) – This week, Assistant State's Attorney's secured justice for several victims and their families through talented prosecution and effective collaboration with the Baltimore Police Department.

"I know first-hand that no case is easily won in court and that’s especially true for homicide cases. It requires detailed and meticulous preparation; ongoing collaboration with detectives; discussions with victims and cooperating witnesses; and an insistence without question on delivering justice. And for that reason, I want to take this moment to commend and express my sincerest appreciation to my homicide prosecutors. I say repeatedly that I have the best and hardest-working prosecutors in the country, " said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

The following cases were successfully prosecuted:

On May 3rd, Cameron Silcott pled guilty to First Degree Murder and Using a Handgun in the Commission of a Crime of Violence for fatally shooting MTA Bus Driver Marcus Parks 10 times.  Mr. Silcott will be sentenced on May 5, 2022 and is anticipated to receive Life plus 20 years in prison. Silcott’s accomplice, Nichelle Greene, also pled guilty to First Degree Murder and will receive Life, suspending all but 40 years, with five years’ probation, at sentencing on August 10, 2022.  Assistant State's Attorney David Owens prosecuted this case.

On May 2nd, Omarion Anderson pled guilty to First Degree Murder for his participation in the murder of Efraim Gordon. Anderson joined two other individuals, one of which shot Mr. Gordon, to ambush the victim and steal his vehicle. Gordon was visiting from Israel for his cousin's wedding at the time. Anderson will be sentenced on December 13, 2022 and is anticipated to receive Life, suspending all but 30 years, in prison. Assistant State's Attorney Jeffrey Maylor prosecuted this case.

On May 2nd, Teresa Henry-Cooper pled guilty to Second Degree Murder for the fatal shooting of her husband, Stephen Cooper, following an argument in October of 2020.  She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.  Assistant State's Attorney Alyssa Ragland prosecuted this case.

On May 2nd, Sean Braxton-Carter was found guilty of the murder of Marvin Kosh.  Braxton-Carter shot the victim in retaliation for two prior shootings in 2014 and 2016.  Braxton-Carter will be sentenced on September 1, 2022 and faces a maximum penalty of Life plus 41 years. Assistant State's Attorney Megan Gallo prosecuted this case.He was found guilty of the following charges:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder Resulting in Death
  • Wearing, Carrying, and Transporting a Handgun
  • Transporting a Handgun in Vehicle;
  • Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm
  • Use of a Handgun in Commission of a Crime of Violence.

On April 26th, Joshua Mendoza pled guilty to his involvement in a fatal car crash that killed Tyjerra Gray in September of 2019 at the Maryland Avenue exit of the Jones Falls Expressway.  Mendoza was intoxicated and fled from the accident scene where Ms. Gray's body was severed in half from the waist. Mendoza was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison. Assistant State's Attorney David Owens prosecuted this case. He was found guilty of the following charges:

  • Gross Negligent Manslaughter
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Fleeing and Eluding

On April 25th, Marquis Dixon was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury of the retaliatory fatal shooting of Davon Stewart in the Cherry Hill neighborhood on February 2, 2020.  Dixon faces a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison, with the first 10 years ineligible for parole, at sentencing on July 14, 2022. Assistant State’s Attorneys Traci Robinson and Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted this case.

  Dixon was found guilty of the following charges:

  • Manslaughter
  • Use of Firearm in Crime of Violence
  • Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm