REISTERSTOWN, Md. (WMAR) - A Baltimore County couple who painted themselves as good samaritans were sentenced Tuesday for holding their friend in a bathroom for almost 9 months.
Germaine Smith-Bey will spend the next 50 years in prison whereas his partner in crime, Kimberly King will spend the next 40 years in prison for their roles in the case.
In September 2010, Smith-Bey and King claimed that a man called them and told them they could find their friend, who was in need of help, at the corner of 25th Street and Greenmount Ave.
The 22-year-old victim needed medical attention and quickly slipped into a coma when she arrived at the hospital. The only problem is the good samaritans quickly turned into suspects when the victim awoke.
The woman had been imprisoned in a Reisterstown home for nearly 9 months where she was beaten and burned with cigarettes when she tried calling for help.
Doctors found that the victim had been blinded in one eye, part of her lip was missing, she had been strangled and several of her ribs and spine had been fractured.
Police said at the time of the crime that the motive was money. Some how the couple were able to get a hold of her bank card and using it to withdraw the money she received from Social Security.
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