BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
William Mason was convicted of first-degree murder for the June 2017 killing of Khaya Lambert.
According to the state’s attorney’s office, police received a 911 call reporting the sound of gunshots and a woman screaming at an apartment complex in the 3900 block of Liberty Heights Avenue at about 12:43 a.m. on June 21, 2017. Responding officers arrived but did not find a weapon, a victim, or a gunman.
About an hour later, officers were called back to the apartment building for reports of a break-in. Police found an unresponsive man at the scene, sitting on the concrete with a bloody sock on one foot, the other foot bare, and blood covering him. The man was later identified as Mason.
Police returned to the same apartment building for a third time at 8:45 p.m. for reports of a bloody footprint outside on apartment where the door had been open all day. Police arrived, entered the residence, and found a body that was identified as Lambert, along with two handguns.
Testing revealed Lambert’s DNA on both guns and Mason’s on one weapon. Police also found a white sock that contained Mason’s blood. The footprint found outside the apartment was determined to be a mix of Mason and Lambert’s blood. The medical examiners report ruled Lambert’s death a homicide.