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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder

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SALISBURY, Md.- A Salisbury man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for first-degree murder, according to the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office. 

Prosecutors said 23-year-old Shaquille Dywen Gaskins, of Salisbury, was given a life sentence with all but 25 years suspended for his participation in the murder of Irvonte Clifton Jones in April of 2016.  

Prosecutors said Gaskins pleaded guilty to first-degree murder after a thorough investigation was performed by Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and allied agencies.  Maryland State Police discovered multiple witnesses that disclosed a long-standing feud between Gaskins and Jones that led to an altercation on the day of the homicide. 

On April 3, 2016 Maryland State Police responded to Pierce Avenue to find Jones lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his head, according to prosecutors. Jones was later pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center that night. 

Maryland State Police said during their homicide investigation they learned Gaskins and another subject entered the Pierce Avenue home to execute Jones. 

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