MURDER USA Judge sentenced Troy Allen Lucas to two life prison terms for murder of Federal witness
GREENBELT, MD. – A criminal gangster member of Dead Man Inc., a Baltimore street, and prison gang has a long time to think about his act of murdering a Federal witness.
United States District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Troy Allen Lucas a/k/a “Troy Madron,” age 49, of Baltimore, Maryland to two life sentences and a consecutive ten-year sentence in prison for the murder-for-hire of Robert Long. At the time of his death, Long was a cooperating witness in several cases pending in 2007 and 2008 in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
The sentence was announced by the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning.
According to evidence presented at the two-week trial, Lucas was a member of “Dead Man Inc.” (DMI), a criminal street and prison gang. Lucas symbolized his allegiance to DMI while in prison in 2007 by having a large tattoo of a hangman’s noose around his neck and on his chest.
Jose Morales solicited Lucas and his now deceased brother to kill Morales’s employee, Robert Long, in order to retaliate for Long’s cooperation with the police and to prevent Long from testifying against Morales. Morales paid Lucas in cash and cocaine to kill Long. The federal case focused on the use of cellular telephones with the intent to have Long murdered and the evidence showed that Lucas and Morales used cell phones to contact one another regarding Long’s cooperation and Long’s whereabouts. Minutes after the murder, Lucas called Morales to advise that the “job” was done.
Morales paid Lucas in cash
and cocaine to kill Long.
Long was shot twice in the head on March 24, 2008, in an open area behind Traci Atkins Park in southwest Baltimore known as the “Lumber Yard.” The evidence presented at trial showed that Long was shot with a .25 caliber handgun at close range and that Lucas used, carried, and discharged the gun that caused Long’s death.
Jose Joaquin Morales, 42, of Baltimore, Maryland, was convicted at trial by a federal jury for using a cell phone to arrange the murder-for-hire of Robert Long and was sentenced to life in prison on December 9, 2013.
The prosecution of Morales resulted in the exoneration of Demetrius Smith, who was serving life in state prison for the murder — a crime he did not commit.