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Man found guilty of killing pregnant girlfriend

Posted at 2:12 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 14:12:14-04

On Thursday, a Baltimore man was found guilty of killing his pregnant girlfriend back in June of 2017. 

William Mason was found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Khaya Lambert. 

On June 21, 2017, officers responded to the 3900 block of Liberty Heights Avenue after reports of shots fired and a woman screaming, but when officers arrived they were unable to find a weapon or a gunman. 

About an hour later, officers were called again to the same apartment building after reports of a break-in. There they found an unresponsive man, later identified as Mason, sitting on the concrete steps of the apartment complex. Mason was covered in blood and wore a bloody sock on one foot and no sock on another. 

Hours later, police were called once again to the apartment complex after reports of bloody footprints outside of an apartment where the door had been open all day. Officers then found the body of Khaya Lambert, two handguns, and a bloody sock.

Testing revealed the blood found outside of the apartment was a combination of Lambert and Mason's blood. 

“The facts in this case reveal a dangerous murderer's brutal intent to cause death and destruction to a defenseless and pregnant victim who should have never lost her life this way," said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “If not for the 911 calls made by vigilant and concerned neighbors, police may have never discovered the late-victim delaying the conviction of this dangerous defendant and the justice to the victim's loved ones."

Mason will be sentenced on January 15, 2019. He is facing life plus 20 years for his crimes.