BALTIMORE (TCD) -- A 17-year-old was found guilty of raping and killing an elderly woman in her home when he was only 14 years old.
On Wednesday, June 29, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced a jury found Tyrone Harvin guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree rape, and dangerous weapon for the death of 83-year-old Dorothy Mae Neal. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison plus three years.
Mosby said there was "no winner in this case," which she called "unconscionable." Harvin was reportedly one of the youngest homicide defendants ever at just 14 years old.
According to Baltimore Police, on Aug. 29, 2018, Neal’s neighbor called police to conduct a welfare check because they had not seen her in several days. When officers made their way in her apartment, they found her unresponsive and "the victim of an apparent assault."
Neal was taken to University of Maryland Hospital for treatment, where she later died.