Friday, October 21, 2016

DELMAR MAN GUILTY OF 2nd DEGREE MURDER AND HANDGUN OFFENSES

DELMAR MAN GUILTY OF 2nd DEGREE MURDER AND HANDGUN OFFENSES

On August 4, 2016, after a three day jury trial, Ky’shir Connally, age 19, of Delmar, was convicted by a Wicomico County Jury of Murder 2nd Degree, Conspiracy, Handgun Use in a Violent Crime, Accessory After the Fact and other related offenses.  An investigation conducted by the Salisbury Police Department revealed that just after midnight on Aug 2, 2015, Connally, along with two other codefendants, Larry Ennis, and MarquelPinder, were at an under 21 party at America’s Best Value Inn.  At the party, Ennis, Connally, and Pinder got into a verbal altercation with another group and were asked to leave.  Upon leaving the party, a phone call was made to Jarrett Stokes, and the group met Stokes at IHOP to acquire a handgun.  The group, including Ennis, ConnallyPinder, and Stokes then headed back to America’s Best Value Inn to confront the individuals they had fought with earlier.  They parked across from the hotel and Ennis, Connally, and Stokes searched the crowd for the individuals.  After surveying the crowd for approximately ten minutes, Stokes shot four rounds into the crowd of approximately 100-200 individuals.  One of those rounds struck and killed a 17 year old boy who was standing in the crowd.  

 

On October 20, 2016, Ky’shir Connally was sentenced to 30 years, the maximum sentence on Murder 2nd Degree.  He was sentenced to an additional 15 years on a firearm charge, which will be served consecutive to the Murder.  He was given a total of 45 years active incarceration, to be served in the Division of Corrections.

 

The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office commended the Salisbury City Police Department, Det. J. Miller and Det. Ryan Brittingham, for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case.  The Office also thanked Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Schultz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Karen Dean who prosecuted the case.

 

For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to www.wicomicosao.com.  

 

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blog is turning into a police blotter

Anonymous said...

Thank You JT. So many times we hear of these crimes but it usually ends there. A lot of the times we don't even know if someone was arrested or not. It's great that JT is taking the time for us to learn the outcomes of these crimes.