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Baltimore Man Sentenced to Over 31 Years in Prison for Attempted Home Invasion Robbery in Cherry Hill and Related Gun Counts

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Nine Year Old Child Shot During the Attempted Robbery

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Kenneth Ray Graham, age 38, of Baltimore, today to 382 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for attempting to commit an armed robbery, possessing and discharging a weapon in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Graham was convicted by a federal jury on February 12, 2015.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

According to evidence presented at Graham’s three day trial, on September 17, 2013, Graham attempted to force his way into a home in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Baltimore and demanded money.  Witnesses testified that Graham fired three shots into the living room during the attempted robbery.  One of those bullets struck a nine year old boy.  Graham was previously convicted of a felony and as a result was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Trial evidence included a shoe containing Graham’s DNA left at the robbery location and a matching shoe also containing his DNA along the escape route.  At the time of his arrest, Graham also had gunshot residue on his hand.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Seema Mittal and Kenneth S. Clark, who prosecuted the case.

Updated May 27, 2015

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