Tuesday, December 8, 2009

30 Years for Murder of Three-Year-Old

From the SAO (warning: deeply depressing)
At a hearing today Judge Charles G. Bernstein sentenced Phillip Queen, 29, of the 100 block of Conley Drive to two concurrent 30 year prison terms. Queen pled guilty June 30, 2009 to second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

On June 8, 2007 Queen caused the death of Jabari Stocks, 3, while babysitting him at the house they shared in the 900 block of Patapsco Avenue. The mother was working that night. Queen called the mother while she was at work that night advising her that Jabari was not breathing and was unresponsive. Queen said that Jabari had choked. The mother left work and rushed home to take Jabari to Harbor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was ruled homicide by trauma to the brain with force. Testimony would have shown that Queen took a disliking to Stokes, calling him spoiled and that eventually, June 8, 2007, he hit Jabari in a way in which his head was slammed into an object, severing neurons in his brain. Felony Family Violence Division Chief Julie Drake and Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly Burrell prosecuted this case.


Michael Lantz said...

That is sad.Only in the City of Baltimore or the State of Maryland can a person get a small amount of time.No wonder why criminal are coming to the state of Maryland in droves.

ppatin said...

Whenever I see Julie Drake's name in one of those press releases I think she must have the most depressing job in the world.

Maurice Bradbury said...

I know! I wonder how she keeps from being completely burned out.