BALTIMORE (WMAR) - A Baltimore man already serving 65 years in prison for shooting at three people, killing one of them was sentenced today to spend an additional 6 years in prison for violating his probation.
On December 16, 2009, Donta Matthews and Darnell Gray got into an argument in a pool hall on Greenmount Avenue. The dispute ended when Gray left the scene and drove away with two others.
A short time later, Gray decided to find Matthews and attempt to end their feud. Positioned in the rear driver-side seat, Gray spotted Matthews at an intersection and asked the driver to stop and let him out so that he could talk to Matthews.
Before the driver could stop, Matthews opened fire on the vehicle, killing Gray.
On March 12, 2012, a jury convicted Matthews of second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder and three counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
A month later Matthews was sentenced to 65 years in prison.
At the time of the shooting, Matthews was on probation, having pled guilty in 2009 to possessing a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. He was sentenced to 7 years in jail with all but 1 year suspended and 3 years of supervised probation. Matthews was given the full balance of his suspended sentence for the probation violation to be served consecutively to his 65 year term.
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