BALTIMORE (WMAR) — After four trials and two guilty verdicts, Keith Davis Jr. is sentenced.
Davis was found guilty of second-degree murder last July. He was convicted for shooting and killing Kevin Jones in 2015. On Monday, a judge sentenced Davis to 50 years in prison.
Jones was killed in the parking lot of Pimlico Racetrack while working as a security guard for the Maryland Jockey Club.
Hours after the murder, police shot Davis inside a nearby garage after he was seen running away from a crash.
Police recovered a rare .22 caliber handgun close by which had Davis' DNA on it including palm and fingerprints. Forensic analysis later revealed the same gun was used to kill Jones.
After sentencing, the family of Jones spoke and said they're happy to finally have closure.
"It took us a long time to get here but i can say that we have arrived. We here. And I’m so thankful. My family and I we can find some kind of peace. This is not going to bring Kevin back because if I could I would. But I can find some kind of peace in knowing who killed my child," said Gloria Hill, Kevin Jones' mother. "Going through this whole ordeal was really something for me because he didn't deserve it. At all. I thank god, almighty Because I can say it’s over. My son got justice."
In the past, two trials ended with the juries deadlocked and a third ended with an overturned conviction.
Throughout this case Davis has maintained his innocence.