BALTIMORE, Md. - For shooting his former girlfriend's new boyfriend in the doorway of their home,
Terrence Kelly, 38, pled guilty to attempted first-degree murder and a handgun violation
this week before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester B. Cox and received 40
years in prison, 25 of them without the possibility of parole.
According to prosecutors, at 8:30 p.m. May 7, 2011, Kelly went unannounced to the home of Chico Sellers and
Chinita Long in the 4400 block of Wrenwood Avenue and asked Long, his former
girlfriend and the mother of his five-year-old son, if he could spend the weekend with
their child. Long denied the request after their son said he didn't want to go.
After arguing with Long, Kelly left. Shortly after his departure, Long called Kelly and advised
him that she did not want him stopping by the house anymore, especially unannounced.
During the course of the argument, Sellers, Long's new boyfriend, was brought into the
About an hour later, Sellers and Kelly spoke by phone. Sellers told Kelly that if he had
something negative to say about him then he should say it to his face. Sellers invited
Kelly back to house to settle the issue "like men." At 10:15 p.m., Sellers and Long were
in the living room of their home when they heard a loud bang on the door. Long went to
the front door and asked who was there, and the defendant answered with his first name.
When Sellers opened the door, Kelly immediately opened fire on him with a .40 caliber
pistol. Struck three times, Sellers fell to the ground. Sellers ultimately recovered
following surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.Kelly fled the scene of the crime and was planning to leave town but was apprehended before he could do so.
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