Rosedale Man Convicted for Stabbing, Burning Victim in Baltimore Co
Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 01:52 PM EST
A 34-year-old Rosedale man has been convicted by a jury for the May 2012 stabbing and burning of a man in Baltimore County.
Lennell Earl Ellis was convicted by a Jury Thursday night of Second Degree Murder, Second Degree Arson and Conspiracy to Commit Second Degree Arson.
The body of Darryl Maurice Augustus, II was discovered in a burning car at the intersection of Bay Road and Mitchell Avenue in Essex, in the early morning hours of May 6, 2012. Officials said the body was burned beyond recognition and had to be identified by dental records.
According to the autopsy, cause of death was a result of "multiple" stab wounds.
Investigation revealed that Augustus had been stabbed to death by Ellis earlier that day at an apartment in Nottingham and that his body was transported to the second location "with the assistance of others."
Three miles away from the car fire another fire was discovered in which the evidence was burned. The contents of the second fire were linked to the victim by DNA.
Sentencing has been set for May 6, 2014.