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Delmar Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison for Salisbury Murder

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Jarrett Stokes. (Photo: Salisbury Police Department) Jarrett Stokes. (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)

SALISBURY, Md. - A Wicomico County teenager has been sentenced to life in prison two months after being convicted of first-degree murder.

According to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's office, 19-year-old Jarrett Stokes of Delmar was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus an additional 23 years for handgun use in a felony and reckless endangerment.

The charges stem from the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Rakim Russell on Aug. 2 at the America's Best Value Inn on Route 13 in Salisbury.

State's Attorney Matt Maciarello said Stokes was charged with the murder, along with Ky'shir Connally and Larry Ennis, but that Stokes was the one who actually fired the shots that killed Russell.

Stokes' sentencing comes two weeks after Ennis was sentenced to life in prison. Connally's trial is scheduled for August.

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