BALTIMORE, Md. - Circuit Court Judge Yolanda A. Tanner sentenced Steven E. Langville today to 35 years in prison for breaking into a Southwest Baltimore home, robbing a resident who was in bed at the time, and then stealing the victim's vehicle.
According to prosecutors, on August 16, 2010 Langville broke into a rowhouse in the 400 block of South Pulaski Street at 2: a.m. Wearing a black mask, Langville wrapped his hands around the throat of a man who was lying in bed. The 37-year-old burglar then demanded to know where the victim kept his money. He ultimately found the man's wallet and stole an unknown amount of cash. He also located the victim's keys, which he used to steal the man's vehicle. The victim suffered injuries to his face and neck but recovered.
Four months ago, a Baltimore jury convicted Langville of robbery, first-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other charges.
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