Man gets life for killing ex-girlfriend

 

BALTIMORE (WMAR) -- A 38-year-old Baltimore man received a life sentence for shooting his former girlfriend in the head, killing her. 
 
Usamah Ibn-Said,  pled guilty on April 29 to first degree murder and received a prison sentence of life with all but 35 years suspended followed by five years of supervised probation. 
 
On November 21, 2010, police responded to a home in the 1700 block of Aisquith Street at about 3:54 a.m. and found the victim dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. When they found her, she had a bucket placed over her head. 
 
Overturned furniture indicated that a struggle had taken place, but there were no signs of forced entry and the doors were locked. 
 
Ibn-Said and the victim had shared custody of a child, and had previously lived together for six years. 
 
In order to give the family time to give impact statements, the sentencing was held a week after Ibn-Said's plea. 
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