Man sentenced to 22 years for 2007 homicide

Convicted second-degree murderer Maurice Blakey was sentenced to 22 years Feb. 2.

After his prison sentence, Blakey, 25, will be required to serve five additional years under supervised release and register as a gun offender.

In November of 2017, Blakey pled guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting Timothy Spicer on Nov. 17, 2007, while attempting to steal Spicer’s car at the Anacostia Metro Station in Southeast D.C.

As part of a plea deal, a 2015 homicide, where Blakey was charged with allegedly shooting 28-year-old Gregory Lee, was dismissed.

Members of both Spicer and Lee’s families were in the courtroom. Spicer’s mother told Judge Judith Bartnoff about her son, who had worked at Ben’s Chili Bowl prior to his death, was “a really lovable man.”

“I just want the punishment to fit the crime,” Spicer’s mother said.

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