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 , 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.

See also:

  • Aberdeen Man Found Guilty of Jan. 2011 Murder
  • Police Arrest Local Man in Teen's Stabbing Death
  • Teen Stabbed Saturday Night on Edmund Street Dies
Anneliese February 17, 2013 at 03:13 AM
I am saddened to see all of these negative comments about TJ. TJ was not troubled. Troubled is a person who has been in trouble 13 times since the age of 11. Troubled is a person who compares their life in prison to TJ's death. Troubled is a person who shows more compassion for their own nieces and nephews than the Burdsall family and the unthinkable loss that they have been forced to deal with. Troubled is a person who cannot stand in silence and accept their sentence. TJ was a sweet, good person who had the rest of his life to live. Please consider the feelings of his friends and family before you post your comments....
Steve February 28, 2013 at 03:29 AM
he had a public defender. we all kno he was going to get life regardless. dunno tj but he was probably your typical Aberdeen resident so I wouldn't put the racism or drug use past him, but that doesn't mean he had to die. Wanzer has been known to be a problem in HDG and Aberdeen, though he wasnt bad as a preteen he was out of control and obviously dumb enough to stab a 16 year old white man in harford
Melissa Casteel March 03, 2013 at 05:09 AM
How can people be so heartless??This world has gone crazy..Senseless killings.How one can take anothers life without his own being threatened I will never understand.
Unknown March 05, 2013 at 05:32 PM
How can you give contgrats to someone for killing someone that they didn't..and that comment about his wanting to have sex with a 14 year old..you know there is no truth behind either of your comments and it's just some made up bulls**t. So all of you can go F yourselves.
marlo west March 30, 2013 at 02:50 AM
man fuck dat free rell he was a good person an god will for give him am not saying he rite but no bodys perfect the boy shoulda stayed n his lane this is a eye opener stay wit ur age group sorry for ur lost but i lost my home boi to hr tryed hard n life we just never had a chance god will protect u rell c u soon god willing


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