Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Kyle Stevens, a/k/a Cappo, age 23, of Remington, Maryland, today to 32 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for discharging a gun, thereby killing Keith Ray, a/k/a Keithy.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido 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 Gregg L. Bernstein.
According to his plea agreement, on September 21, 2007, Stevens fatally shot Keith Ray, in a wooded area off the 600 block of Wyman Park Drive in Baltimore. The body was found under a pile of logs a few days later on September 25. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Ray died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Stevens also admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, powder and crack cocaine, and oxycodone and that, in furtherance of the drug conspiracy, on January 24, 2006, Stevens used a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun to murder James Wright, a/k/a Ronnie Mo; and a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun to murder Keith Ray.
Mr. Rosenstein praised the FBI, ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Robert R. Harding and Christopher J. Romano, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.