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Md. trial ends in manslaughter plea

A former student who claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting of a Frostburg State University basketball player has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie entered the plea Friday afternoon after the jury sent a note indicating it was having difficulty reaching a decision.

He shot and killed Brandon Carroll of Waldorf and wounded teammate Ellis Hartridge Jr. of Washington in April.

Hall also pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the wounding of Hartridge.

Hall agreed to a possible maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | October 22, 2010; 4:51 PM ET
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Tough case.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | October 22, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

You can take the guy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the guy.

Posted by: MKadyman | October 22, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"You can take the guy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the guy.

Posted by: MKadyman"

Yeah, cause White folks never shoot each other. I guess you missed the article about the Asian man who shot his wife. Guns make all races equal opportunity idiots.

Posted by: onlytheshadowknows1 | October 23, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

The father of one of the victims had it right when he remarked that there were no winners in this case. Although Brandon Carroll's death was a tragic loss, justice was not served by convicting Tyrone Hall of voluntary manslaughter. He did not arm himself and then seek out his adversaries. Neither did he invite his would-be assailants to come uninvited to his residence at 4:00AM. They came on their own volition with confronting Hall or worse in mind. In response, Hall armed himself. He did not seek trouble, trouble sought him. And in arming himself with a shotgun he was resorting to the practical application of GEN Colin Powell's doctrine of overwhelming force to deal with an adversary. To send this young man to prison for responding in a practical way to unprovoked aggression is justice misapplied. Prison should be for the warehousing of criminal misfits who prey on the innocent and defenseless members of society.

Posted by: beh20 | October 24, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

The father of one of the victims had it right when he remarked that there were no winners in this case. Although Brandon Carroll's death was a tragic loss, justice was not served by convicting Tyrone Hall of voluntary manslaughter. He did not arm himself and then seek out his adversaries. Neither did he invite his would-be assailants to come uninvited to his residence at 4:00AM. They came on their own volition with confronting Hall or worse in mind. In response, Hall armed himself. He did not seek trouble, trouble sought him. And in arming himself with a shotgun he was resorting to the practical application of GEN Colin Powell's doctrine of overwhelming force to deal with an adversary. To send this young man to prison for responding in a practical way to unprovoked aggression is justice misapplied. Prison should be for the warehousing of criminal misfits who prey on the innocent and defenseless members of society.

Posted by: beh20 | October 24, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

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