Man sentenced to life plus 25 years for 2008 murder in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - The gunman in a six-year-old murder case was sentenced Monday to life plus 25 years in prison.

George Johnson, 50, was convicted in March of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, among other charges.

Prosecutors said Johnson and his co-conspirator, Derrick Toomer, lured Ralph Hall to a public school parking lot in northwest Baltimore in July 2008, telling him they would help him with his struggling bail bonds business. When Hall arrived, Johnson shot him twice, once in the chest and once in the back, killing him.

Afterwards, Johnson drove off in Hall’s car, which he wiped clean and abandoned a few blocks from the school.

Toomer was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges about a year ago, and was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison. 

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