Aberdeen Man Found Guilty of Jan. 2011 Murder

Terrence Wanzer, 22, will be sentenced on Feb. 5, 2013.

An Aberdeen man has been found guilty in the January 2011 stabbing death of an Aberdeen teen.

According to a news release from the Harford County State's Attorney, Terrence Daryell Wanzer, 22, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Thomas Burdsall Jr., 16, who died Jan. 8, 2011 at Harford Memorial Hospital after the incident in his Edmund Street home.

A jury levied a ruling Wednesday after one hour of deliberations.

Wanzer is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2013.

The state's attorney release stated that Wanzer "could be sentenced to life in prison."

According to the statement, evidence was presented over the course of three days, in which Deputy State's Attorney Diana Brooks said Wanzer was at the victim's home playing video games with three others.

An argument between Wanzer and Burdsall broke out, and Wanzer stabbed Burdsall in the heart with a knife, according to the statement.

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denise November 30, 2012 at 12:25 AM
After almost 2 years justice had been served!!!! Miss you& love you always meatball forever in our hearts may he burn in hell!!!!!
Do the Dew November 30, 2012 at 05:53 AM
That comment from Whitey killer is not worth a response
RIP Meatball November 30, 2012 at 06:45 AM
At least ur family can still see and talk to ur brother, something tjs friends and family cant do so count ur blessings!!!! Such a shame MD doesnt have the death penalty for sick animals like your brother
Sean Welsh November 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
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AJ November 30, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Job well done, justice system!! Another piece of trash is off the streets for a long, long, time. Mr. Wanzer is a monster. He has a violent history & never should have been roaming the streets in the first place. I hope he gets the maximum sentence of life in prison. I hope he has to sit in a tiny cell for the rest of his pathetic life & TJ haunts him every second of every day.


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