Man sen­tenced to 27 years in mur­der-for-hire cases

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND | NATION & WORLD -

A 24-year- old Bal­ti­more man was sen­tenced Tues­day to 27 years in fed­eral prison on charges he took part in two mur­der-for-hire con­tracts. Tavon Slowe pleaded guilty to charges re­lated to con­tract killing schemes, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice. Of­fi­cials said Slowe was given a “con­tract” to kill Gre­gory Parker for $5,000 in 2012, af­ter Parker had got­ten into a fight near North Pat­ter­son Park Av­enue and Chase Street. Parker was killed in a shoot­ing in the 2300 block of E. Chase St. on March16, 2012. Prose­cu­tors said Slowe drove the get­away car from the killing. Prose­cu­tors also said in March 2013, at the di­rec­tion of the FBI, Stowe re­ceived a call from an ac­quain­tance who said he faced a lengthy in­car­cer­a­tion af­ter be­ing set up by an­other per­son. Prose­cu­tors said Slowe agreed to com­mit a mur­der for money and re­quested an ar­range­ment to re­ceive guns, but did not show up — he later told an in­for­mant he feared the con­tact per­son was a po­lice of­fi­cer. He was ar­rested in Au­gust 2013 on gun and drug charges. Prose­cu­tors also said a co-de­fend-

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