HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Washington County prosecutors say they will seek a 50-year prison sentence for a Hagerstown man convicted of second-degree felony murder.
The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/1hfcdpr ) reports that 37-year-old Cory Usher was convicted after entering an Alford plea Monday in the slaying last year of 26-year-old Steven O'Brien.
In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges the state has enough evidence for a conviction.
Usher was similarly convicted of using a handgun in a crime of violence.
In return for his pleas, prosecutors dropped charges including first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Sentencing hasn't been scheduled.
Police say Usher shot O'Brien in the victim's apartment.
Two other defendants, including a 16-year-old boy, have acknowledged their roles in the incident.
Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com
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