A man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.
Terrence Kelly, 38, was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court for attempted first-degree murder and a handgun violation.
According to a news release from the State’s Attorney’s office, Kelly pleaded guilty to shooting Chico Sellers three times with a .40 Caliber handgun in the doorway of Sellers’ home in the 4400 block of Wrenwood Avenue in Wilson Park following a dispute about visiting his 5-year-old son.
On May 7, 2011 Kelly stopped by the house at about 8:30 p.m. and asked Chinita Long, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child, if he could take the boy for the weekend. She told Kelly no after her son said he didn’t want to go, the release reads.
Kelly left after an argument, but a short while later Long called Kelly on the phone and said she did not want him to stop by the house, especially unannounced, according to the news release. They began to argue again.
About an hour later, Sellers and Kelly spoke by phone, and Sellers said that if Kelly had an issue with him then he should say it to his face, and invited him to comeback to the house and settle it "like a man."
At about 10:15 p.m., Sellers and Long heard a loud knock at the door. Sellers asked who was there and Kelly identified himself. Sellers then opened the door and Kelly shot him three times. Sellers eventually recovered from his wounds after surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to the news release.
Kelly planned to leave the area but was arrested before he could escape.
He will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.