Man sen­tenced to 15 years in jail­house as­sault

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND NATION & WORLD -

Aman serv­ing an11-year-sen­tence for rob­bery was sen­tenced Fri­day to an ad­di­tional 15 years for re­tal­i­at­ing against a wit­ness who had tes­ti­fied in a fed­eral crim­i­nal trial, the Mary­land U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice said. U.S. Dis­trict Judge Roger W. Ti­tus or­dered that the sen­tences for An­thony E. Alas­cio, 31, for­merly of Bal­ti­more, be served con­sec­u­tively. “We have zero tol­er­ance for any ef­forts to in­tim­i­date or re­tal­i­ate against wit­nesses,” U.S. At­tor­ney Rod J. Rosen­stein said in a state­ment. Alas­cio was an in­mate at the Ch­e­sa­peake De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity in Bal­ti­more, await­ing trial in fed­eral court on charges stem­ming from a 2012 armed rob­bery of a phar­macy, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Ac­cord­ing to his plea agree­ment on the rob­bery charge, Alas­cio was a mem­ber of the Dead Man, In­cor­po­rated (DMI) gang. In Novem­ber 2013, dur­ing a se­ries of recorded tele­phone calls, Alas­cio told sev­eral peo­ple that he would soon be go­ing into se­cure de­ten­tion be­cause of some­thing he was about to do, the re­lease said. Later that day, he as­saulted an­other in­mate us­ing a sock filled with bat­ter­ies and domi­noes that had been taped to­gether. The vic­tim was se­ri­ously in­jured. Sev­eral weeks be­fore the as­sault, the vic­tim had tes­ti­fied in the fed­eral trial of Jose Mo­rales, who was charged and later con­victed in a mur­der-for-hire in­volv­ing the DMI gang. Alas­cio was sen­tenced in the rob­bery case in 2014 to 135 months in fed­eral prison.

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