A cocaine dealer was found guilty last Friday of fatally shooting an Owings Mills man in 2009 over what prosecutors characterized as a drug-related dispute, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Gerald E. Sears, 31, was convicted by a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury of first-degree murder in the killing of Owings Mills resident Scott M. Greenberg. Sears, who lived in Owings Mills at the time, was also convicted of a handgun charge and of dealing cocaine. Greenberg, 51, was a father of two who ran a snowball stand on Reisterstown Road, The Sun reported.
Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Lippe said he will ask for life without parole for the murder conviction and for a 20-year sentence, which is the maximum penalty, for both the cocaine dealing and gun charges. Sears’ sentencing is set for Aug. 10, The Sun reported.
Sears shot Greenberg in the head six times on Aug. 22, 2009 at his parents’ house, prosecutors said. Sears went to the house, where Greenberg was living at the time, to sell him crack cocaine, and shot him when he didn’t pay, The Sun reported.