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Drugs, Murder, A Dirty Lawyer, and a Hitman Convicted: Jose Morales case finally ends—maybe

Drugs, Murder, A Dirty Lawyer, and a Hitman Convicted: Jose Morales case finally ends—maybe

A federal jury found Troy Allen Lucas guilty yesterday of the 2008 contract murder of Robert Long in South Baltimore, ending a complex case that saw the wrong man convicted and exonerated, a prominent defense lawyer disbarred and imprisoned, and the alleged ringleader sent to prison for life.

"This investigation is the final chapter in an extended federal investigation resulting in several convictions and the exoneration of an innocent man who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in state prison," acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning said in a press release announcing the conviction.

Lucas faces the possibility of life in prison at his Jan. 3...

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