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Glen Burnie man sentenced to life in prison in stabbing death of Baltimore man

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 19:42:44-05

BALTIMORE — A Glen Burnie man police say stabbed a 28-year-old Baltimore man to death has been sentenced to life in prison.

Derek Hoey was sentenced to life for the murder of 28-year-old Jorge Perez.

Co-defendant, Kara Bach, was sentenced to 10 years suspend all but 5 years with 5 years of supervised probation.

A Baltimore City jury returned guilty verdicts for both defendants in February of 2020.

Hoey was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree and Bach was convicted of Accessory after the Fact to Murder in the First Degree.

On May 4 of 2019, officers responded to the 5700 block of Pennington Avenue in Curtis Bay for a reported stabbing.

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On the scene, officers found the victim, Perez, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Shock Trauma where he later died of his injuries.

Police located witnesses near the scene, learning Hoey stabbed the victim, then got in his car and drove away.

Detectives and officers then learned the suspect crashed his car several blocks away. They responded to that location and arrested Hoey and Bach.

A DNA standard obtained from Perez’s body matched DNA swabs taken from several places on the interior and exterior of the vehicle and also matched DNA swabs taken from the blood on Hoey’s hands. Hoey’s DNA was found on the handle of a knife recovered from the console of the vehicle.

On May 4, 2019, an autopsy was performed on the victim.

The medical examiner determined that the victim’s death was a homicide caused by multiple stabbing and cutting wounds. The medical examiner also noted that several of the wounds were defensive wounds.