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3 years for suspect in Md. girl's murder

A Salisbury man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years in prison for an unrelated burglary last year.

A woman testified that after she rejected Thomas Leggs Jr.'s advances, she awoke to find him undressing next to her bed in her Ocean City home.

The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes Thursday before convicting Leggs of fourth-degree burglary. Judge Thomas Groton III sentenced Leggs to three years in prison.

Leggs Jr. of Salisbury has been charged in Wicomico County with first-degree murder and numerous other offenses in the death of Sarah Haley Foxwell in December.

Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty in that case. His trial has been moved to Cecil County.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2010; 8:39 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Maryland , Updates  
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