Man Sentenced to 55 Years in Parkville High Student's Slaying

Clinton Bradley, 26, will serve 55 years in jail for the 2011 murder of Parkville High School student Brandon Jackson.

A man was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of a senior student that rocked the Parkville High School community in February 2011.

Brandon Jackson, 18, was killed in the parking lot of a gas station on McClean Boulevard.

Clinton Bradley, 26, was sentenced in the shooting death Wednesday morning by Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Ruth A. Jakubowski, according to a press release from the office of Baltimore County States Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

Bradley was and charged with first-degree murder. Bradley shot Jackson in the head outside an Exxon gas station in the 3100 block of McClean Boulevard on Feb. 20.

At the time of the murder, Bradley was out on parole after being convicted of first-degree murder and the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony in Baltimore City in 2004. He served 10 years of a 20 year sentence and was released from prison on June 28, 2010.

Jackson's murder stunned friends and family. At the time, his grandmother, Gloria Jackson said that Jackson "had dreams of one day owning a business after graduating from high school."

On a Facebook memorial page, students and friends wrote condolences.

At the time a Facebook user identified as Imani Wilson, wrote:

"Everyone is saying so many nice things, and I gotta hand it to you its [sic] not just one type of social group. You basically have all of Parkville and then some backing you up and showing you love. You get all this love b/c clearly that’s the type of love you put out … like they say there will never be another Brandon 'Dolo' Jackson, that’s for sure."

John L. February 20, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Only 55 yrs., Hmmmmmm just enough time to get out and commit another murder, way to go Judge! How many can you kill in a lifetime? This guy is counting.........
kevin culler February 20, 2013 at 06:43 PM
So if he served 10 out of 20 on the last murder and was released after 6 does that mean he will serve 27 yrs on this one and be out again??? Like you guys said...2 murders and counting and out of prison by 60 yrs old. Crazy. Im with you Tim...hang him.
Erin Martin February 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM
He served half his sentence and killed someone 7 momnths after being paroled. We need to take a good hard look at the prison system, it is NOT rehabilitation or "paying debt to society" as they say... (actually we/our taxes pay for them) while prisoin Is a school to learn how to be a btter criminal, rapist, dealer, etc when you get out and you will get out early bc the jails are overcrowded, and they are quick to release these violent criminals right back onto our streets. This guy was 16 when he was locked up, a kid- and released 8 (not 10) years later, think about how impressionable you are between 16-24, sadly- No wonder he killed again, he doesnt know any other way of life. Which brings me to the quuestion of the death penalty.. What is the value of this human being's life? When there is no chance at rehbilitation such as child molesterds/murderers I agree death penalty all the way! So- is there a chance at rehabilitation when this kid grew up in the streets, mrudered someone during a robbery, learned 8 years of "street knowledge" in a corrupt institution, and then was freed- only to take another bright young life. For my 2 cents , NO, not worth trying to save, therefore put him out of his miisery and execute him.
Robert Johnson February 21, 2013 at 01:38 AM
DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!! This is human garbage that needs to be taken out!!!!
Tonya February 21, 2013 at 08:37 PM
There should just be a mass gassing to rid this country of all the murderers leaching off the system. Our legal system gives more rights to the perp than the victim.


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