Defendant Gets Life for Fatal Shooting on Cordelia Avenue


A 28-year-old Baltimore man received a life sentence on June 1 following a probation after conviction hearing before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gregory Sampson

Anthony Sellers was sentenced to life plus 60 years and five years of supervised probation for first-degree murder and a concurrent 10 years for firearm use during a felony violent crime in connection to a fatal shooting on July 3, 2020.

Sellers was represented by defense attorney Karyn Meriwether.

According to court documents, officers with the Baltimore Police Department were called to the 5200 block of Cordelia Avenue for a report of gunfire around 7:41 p.m. and found the victim, Ronald Laws, with gunshot wounds.

Laws was pronounced dead about 10 minutes later.

Sellers was arrested four days after the incident in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

On July 16, 2020, when he told police that he got into an altercation with the victim on the 5200 block of Cordelia Avenue.

Video surveillance placed the defendant in the area and showed him interacting with the victim before the shooting.