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Life in prison for man who participated in fatal robbery

A 38-year-old Fort Washington man who federal authorities described as an "armed career criminal" has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.

Opio Diarra Moore was convicted of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and conspiracy to possess the ammunition. But a federal judge in Greenbelt imposed a life sentence after learning of Moore's long history of violence, federal officials said.

Federal officials said Moore has three felony drug convictions. In addition, they said, evidence was presented at the sentencing that Moore participated in other crimes, including the murder of Dunbar armored car employee Jason Schwindler, who was gunned down in an August 2004 robbery.

That evidence included a recorded jailhouse visit between Moore and Earl Davis. Davis, 39, of the District, was sentenced last year to life in prison, for charges including robbery and using a gun in Schwindler's murder.

"In exercising their sentencing discretion, judges consider not just the conduct for which the defendant was found guilty, but also the defendant’s criminal record and other evidence of his character," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. "Opio Moore was sentenced to life in prison because he led a life of crime."

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  April 23, 2010; 4:34 PM ET
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Wow, bullets got him life in prison....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | April 23, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

They should just execute him.

Posted by: dashriprock | April 24, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

This is and sad case of in police railroad someone he need the ACLU or how paid lawyer to work for free u give someone life base on bullets and suspecting him in another crime if they thou he did was part of another crime charge him or don't bring it up on an bullet case

Posted by: Setup | April 24, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

This piss me off just reading the fine print I see people everyday got to jail 10 to 20 times and they wanna convict this guy as an career crimmal please if he was that much of an bad guy he should have got an lot of time for these so call drug charges I smell an rat here I wish they waste tax payer money on real career crimminal instead of giving someone life for bullets and assination of cHarcter if they ain't charge him with nothing but bullets any other opionion of what u thou or think he might have done should stay out his sentencing

Posted by: Setup | April 24, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

The people posting on this page crying about "he need the ACLU" and "if they ain't charge him with nothing but bullets" sound like thugs themselves. 1. 3 felony drug convictions + 2. Participated crimes, including the murder of Dunbar armored car employee Jason Schwindler + 3. Possesion of ammunition by a convicted felon = LIFE.
"That evidence included a recorded jailhouse visit between Moore and Earl Davis. Davis, 39, of the District, was sentenced last year to life in prison, for charges including robbery and using a gun in Schwindler's murder." The reporter didn't say what was on that tape, but I'm guessing they weren't discussing Oprah's Book of the Month club! These thugs committing multiple felonies wreak havoc on our society and need to be stopped. I applaud the conviction and sentence. One of those bullets could have had your name on it!

Posted by: firecat20906 | April 25, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Whatever is the guy was involve with murder charge him with the crime do just make statement about what he may have done or said let and jury decide until then leave that out of an bullet hearing charge yea that could have been you are me on both end of the stick I don't wanna see no one get accused of something they didnot do I see people all the time on tv after 20 yr because of DNA. Make them prove there case before u jump on the da band wagon u sound like u believe anything someone tell you

Posted by: Setup | April 25, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Bullet ain't an crime and legal in md so what he and convicted felon there wasnot an gun with the bullets it could be an set up or lie stop believing anything the court system tell u unless ur an judge and jury on the case

Posted by: Setup | April 25, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

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