Man who beat and robbed victim in Baltimore gas station sentenced to 45 years in prison

BALTIMORE - A man who participated in a ruthless beating and robbery of another man in a Baltimore gas station was sentenced to 45 years in prison, with all but 18 suspended, today, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Eugene Cartwright received the sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and robbery.

Cartwright is responsible in the killing of Claud Maid on March 29, 2017 at a gas station in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road. 

Police arrived at the gas station at 2:15 p.m. and found Maid lying on the ground struggling to breath. He would later die at Sinai Hospital. Police learned Maid had been attacked by two men in the parking lot.

Surveillance video showed Maid being approached by two men, then Cartwright sucker punches him. Maid tries to run away, but Cartwright chases him down and continues to beat him, with the aid of an unknown accomplice. The two proceed to rob Maid and remove his socks and shoes. Cartwright then keeps kicking, hitting, and choking Maid for another five minutes, roughly. 

Cartwright then drags Maid across the parking lot before fleeing with the unknown accomplice. 

"The defendant’s ruthless actions have stolen a father from his innocent 12-year-old daughter," said States Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a statement. "There is no excuse for violence in our communities. I pray Mr. Maid’s family finds some comfort in knowing that the person responsible for their loved one’s death is no longer on the streets recklessly endangering anyone else's life."

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