TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) - The woman responsible for providing a gun used in a murder-for-hire plot was sentenced to two life terms for her role.
Susan Datta was sentenced for her role in the murder of William "Ray" Porter. Porter was shot to death at the Hess Gas Station on Joppa Road in Towson on March 1, 2010.
The investigation revealed that Porter was killed by Walter Bishop in a contract murder arranged by his wife Karla Porter. Datta is the sister of Karla Porter and provided the handgun that was used in the murder. Datta was convicted by a jury on November 9, 2010.
Datta was sentenced to life for the first degree murder, a concurrent sentence for conspiracy to commit murder and 5 years without parole for use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.
Walter Bishop had previously been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years. Seamus Coyle is scheduled for sentencing on June 18. Matthew Brown is scheduled for sentencing on June 29. Calvin Mowers is scheduled for July 6 and Karla Porter is scheduled for trial in Carroll County on March 28, 2013.
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