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Christopher Rather sentenced to 43 years in prison for murder of his ex-girlfriend

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:18:45-04

BALTIMORE — Christopher Rather has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Jasmine Pierce-Morris.

Rather was convicted of second-degree murder and openly carrying a deadly weapon in July of this year.

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According to the State Attorney's Office for Baltimore, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 12, 2018 a woman walking her dog found the body of Pierce-Morris on the bleachers of the Reginald F. Lewis practice football field. The victim was found face down with her hands bound behind her back.

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Autopsy results showed that she suffered multiple fractures to her skull, multiple stab wounds as well as signs of strangulation.