Aberdeen Convicted Murderer Sentenced To Life In Prison
Terrance Daryell Wanzer of Aberdeen was sentenced Feb. 13 in Harford County Circuit Court.
A 22-year-old Aberdeen man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the January 2011 murder of a 16-year-old Aberdeen boy.
Terrance Daryell Wanzer, 22, was convicted in November 2012 of murdering 16-year-old Thomas Burdsall Jr. in the first-degree.
During Wednesday's sentencing hearing in Harford County Circuit Court, Burdsall's mother, Jennifer Burdsall, gave an "emotional" account of the impact her son’s murder has had on both her and her family, according to a release from the Harford County State's Attorney's Office.
After hearing statements and reviewing the evidence, Harford County Judge Angela Eaves imposed a life sentence on Wanzer.
Wanzer's conviction came after a three-day trial that included testimony from several people who witnessed the fatal stabbing on Jan. 8, 2011, according to the release.
These witnesses testified Wanzer got into an argument with Burdsall at the teen's home in on Edmund Street in Aberdeen. The older man then stabbed Burdsall in the heart and left, the release states.
Police arrived around 7:30 p.m. that night to find Burdsall's mother administering CPR to her son, according to the release.
The boy was taken to a local hospital where he died later that night.