Boy 17 rapes and kills 83-year-old lady
The shocking story of a 17-year-old boy who raped and killed an elderly woman has ended a court has found him guilty of first degree murder and rape.
The story shook the entire Baltimore City as State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said the boy was 14 years at the time he committed the offence making him the youngest person to face possible a life sentence.
Tyrone Harvin, has been convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree rape and a weapons offense, Mosby said.
Investigators said in September 2018 that neighbors at the Rosemont Garden Apartments were concerned after not seeing Neal for days.
Following Harvin’s arrest, police said the14-year-old was doing chores for the 83-year-old Neal when he beat her, raped her and left her to die.
“I don’t think any of us were thinking a 14-year-old would be capable of something like this,” said T.J. Smith, who was then serving as spokesperson for Baltimore City Police.
Harvin faces a maximum sentence of life plus three years, Mosby said Wednesday. Sentencing is scheduled for January 2023.
While justice is delivered for Neal’s family, Mosby said there is “no winner in this case.” Harvin is one of the youngest defendants tried for homicide, she noted.
“It was unconscionable to learn the news of an 83-year-old woman raped and murdered,” she said. “Our seniors and our babies should always be off limits.”