A Halethorpe man faces life behind bars after he was convicted Thursday of murdering an 18-year-old man.
Larry Eugene Horton, 38, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Ryan Wesley Jackson in Baltimore County Circuit Court after a four-day trial, according to a press release from the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County.
Horton will be sentenced on April 29. He faces a maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole.
Jackson, who was 18 at the time of his murder, was found dead in the Brooklyn area of Baltimore City on Oct. 15, 2011. An autopsy revealed that he died from 24 hatchet blows to the head. Baltimore County police found through their investigation that he was killed by Horton at a residence on Rambo Court in Lansdowne, and then transported to the city, the release said.
Horton fled Maryland after the murder using an alias. He was arrested in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, on Oct. 19, 2011, according to the release.