Baltimore man convicted of murder, gets 30 years

Anne Arundel County, Md -  An Anne Arundel County jury found a Baltimore man guilty of second-degree murder for the 2013 death of a Glen Burnie man.

Eric Banks,28, will serve 30 years in prison for the killing of Darren Bell in the Marley Neck area of Glen Burnie.

 The incident occurred on Jan. 27, 2013 when  Bell called police because he feared he was going to be killed. 

He was on the phone with dispatchers when he was shot.

When police got to the scene, officers found Banks’ daughter, 28-year-old Erica Banks, and Tremain Calhoun Jr., 25, in a parked sport utility vehicle. Soon after, Banks emerged from a wooded area with blood on his hands.

 Bell was found in the woods suffering from a gunshot wound and multiple knife wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene..

On March 7, Calhoun entered an Alford plea to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. In exchange for the plea, he agreed to testify in the trials of his co-defendants. Sentencing is scheduled for May 14.

Erica Banks is scheduled to stand trial April 29 in Anne Arundel Circuit Court.