A pregnant woman who was carjacked in 2014 got justice Wednesday when the second of her two assailants was sentenced to prison, the Capital Gazette is reporting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, at about 4:30 a.m on March 2, 2014, the unnamed pregnant woman was in labor and was getting into her car in Annapolis, Maryland, to go to the hospital when she and her companion were approached by two men with guns. The men were later identified as Deverey Hasani-Jarod Kelley, 25, and Cornell Robinson, 45. The official FBI report of the carjacking describes what happened next.
“The male victim fled from the car and called the police. Witnesses testified that Robinson and Kelley were both armed and forced the woman at gunpoint to accompany them to an apartment building nearby, demanding money. The woman repeatedly told them that she was in labor and did not have the key to the apartment, only the car key. Robinson and other robbers took her, continuing to hold her at gun point, and tried to get her to open an apartment. The victim again told the robbers that she did not have a key to the apartment. When it became clear that she could not get into the apartment, Robinson took the key to the car and left in the victim’s car.”
Police chased the two carjackers. During the chase, Kelly threw a loaded handgun from the stolen vehicle. Police later recovered the gun. After a brief car chase, the carjackers fled on foot, and were apprehended after a brief foot chase. A stolen, discarded shotgun was recovered from the scene of the case.
In July, the first of the two carjackers, Cornell Robinson, was convicted in court. He faces 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, 15 years for carjacking, and life in prison for possession and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Robinson’s sentencing is scheduled for November 13, according to People.
The second carjacker, Deverey Hasani-Jarod Kelley, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kelly to five years in federal prison, to be followed by three years’ probation, for his role in the carjacking.
As for the pregnant woman who was carjacked, she got help from a neighbor and survived the incident unscathed. She later gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
[Image courtesy of Baltimore Police Department via People]