For Immediate Release 9/12/2017
Southeast Baltimore—Angel Fury was sentenced by Judge Julie Rubin to Life in prison, suspend all but 50 years, and 5 years of probation for first degree felony murder and robbery.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.
On January 5, 2016, Edward Yesaitis was found bludgeoned to death in a motel room at the Deluxe Plaza Motel on Pulaski Highway in Southeast Baltimore. Through an investigation by the Baltimore Police Department, it was determined that Yesaitis had traveled to the motel after befriending Fury and her co-defendant Christopher Wilkins at Penn Station two days prior, after being removed from an Amtrak Train.
According to detectives, Yesaitis was repeatedly punched and kicked while wrapped in a blanket in between the double beds of the motel room. He suffered extensive trauma—including contusions, lacerations and fractures on his head, torso and extremities.
Fury and Wilkins stole several of Yesaitis’ personal items—including his wallet, cell phone and clothing—before leaving the room, returning to Penn Station, and boarding a train bound for North Carolina.
Fury’s co-defendant, Wilkins, previously pled guilty to first degree murder before Judge Charles Peters on January 31, 2017. He was sentenced to Life, suspend all but 30 years, in prison.
“My hope is that our city is that much safer now that the perpetuators of such a horrible and calculated crime will spend most of their lives incarcerated,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Mr. Yesaitis experienced a horrendous death; and while it will not bring him back, this sentence is the final act to hold his assailants fully accountable.”