Cumberland Times-News

August 22, 2013

NBCI inmate gets 30 more years

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — An inmate of the North Branch Correctional Institution was sentenced to an additional 30 years in prison Thursday in connection with the January death of another NBCI inmate, according to the State’s Attorneys Office.

Anthony Monroe, 33, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Michael Armstead and sentenced to 30 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections by Judge Gary G. Leasure.  The sentence is to be served consecutive to any other sentence being served.

The investigation revealed that on Nov. 27, 2012, Monroe attacked Armstead, also an inmate at the correctional institution, in an outdoor area of the prison facility.  

Armstead was hospitalized following the assault, never regained consciousness and died as a result of his injuries on Jan. 9, 2013, at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore.  

The case was investigated by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean. Monroe was represented by David Schram of the Office of the Public Defender.