Baltimore Man Sentenced to 38 Years for Murder of Girlfriend’s Cousin

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A 24-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Dec. 10 in front of Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams

Jimmy McRavin was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, felony use of a firearm in a violent crime, and firearm possession with a felony conviction. On Oct. 12, 2019, McRavin got into an altercation with his girlfriend’s cousin, James Thompson, and shot the victim. 

On Friday, the victim’s sister said that her brother was a protector of the family and that he meant the world to her. She also said that once her sister learned of their brother’s death, she had fallen into a deep depression and started to lose weight. Ultimately, her sister’s condition led to her death. 

She said McRavin not only killed her brother but her sister as well. 

Defense counsel Julie Shapiro argued that McRavin had a hard upbringing and suffered from major depression and anxiety.

She concluded by saying that the defendant had been maintaining his behavior while he was incarcerated and recommended that he be accepted into the Patuxent Eligible Persons Program, which provides treatment for psychiatric issues. 

During the sentencing, the defendant said he was truly sorry for the events that occurred two years ago and wanted to get his high school diploma so that he could be a better man and take care of his son. 

After taking all of the facts into consideration, Judge Williams sentenced McRavin to 10 years for voluntary manslaughter, 20 years for felony use of a firearm in a violent crime, and 8 years for possession of a firearm with a felony conviction.

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