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Man gets 2 life terms for murder, conspiracy

Friday - 1/10/2014, 1:46am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- An Annapolis man convicted of the shooting death of a visitor to his ex-girlfriend's home has been sentenced to two life sentences.

Twenty-six-year-old Charles Spriggs Jr. was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Howard Durley. The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/1lGCEdu) that he was sentenced Thursday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

The life sentences have the possibility of parole.

Prosecutors say on Jan. 23, Spriggs and 20-year-old William Chase confronted Durley as he left the ex-girlfriend's home in Annapolis.

Authorities say Spriggs told Chase, who had a gun, to shoot Durley. Prosecutors say Chase shot Durley in the chest, chased him and shot him again. Durley died at the scene.

Chase pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in July. He will be sentenced Friday.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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