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Md. man could face death penalty after Pa. murder-for-hire conviction

An Upper Marlboro man faces the death penalty after being convicted in the murder-for-hire slaying of a Philadelphia-area woman who laundered money for his multimillion-dollar cocaine ring.

A federal jury in Philadelphia convicted 38-year-old Maurice Phillips on Tuesday of orchestrating the 2002 murder of Chineta Glanville because she was cooperating with investigators.

Phillips' cousin testified he was paid $16,000 and given clothing in return for killing the 50-year-old Glanville and her godson, Dane King, in Wyndmoor, Pa.

Phillips, of Upper Marlboro, was also convicted of running a drug trafficking operation that moved $31 million in cocaine from Texas to the eastern seaboard.

Phillips' attorney said she respects the jury's decision.

Sentencing is scheduled for Monday.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 13, 2010; 1:35 PM ET
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