A Baltimore jury has convicted Jamar Anderson of first degree murder and attempted murder for shooting in retaliation at a woman who called the police on him the prior day and killing the intended target's cousin in the process.
On August 6, 2008, at about 4:00 p.m. the female victim saw Anderson burglarizing an apartment in the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd. and called police.
Furious that the woman called the police on him, Anderson vowed to return and kill her.
Eight hours later, Anderson did return to the apartment complex and fired at least 10 rounds from a semi-automatic weapon at the woman. Anderson missed her, but struck her cousin in the lower back.
the bullet struck his diaphragm, colon, spine and heart. He died eight days later.
Anderson was convicted for the same crime once before, in 2009. However, the Court of Appeals overturned the ruling in March 2012 and sent the case back for a new trial.
Concluding the second trial yesterday, the jury found Anderson guilty.
Anderson, 23, is set to be sentenced on March 22, and faces a maximum of two life terms plus 20 years in prison.