Ricky Shamar Washington, a 28 year old Edgewood man, was found guilty today in Harford County Circuit Court, of first degree rape, first degree sexual offense, first degree assault, third degree burglary and use of a handgun in a crime of violence in connection with an attack that happened in October of 2007.
The trial was a retrial, due to the first one ending in a mistrial back in November 2008. The trial was heard before Judge Angela Eaves and took a week to conclude. After a day and a half of deliberations, the jury returned their verdict.
“The victim is so very relieved and finally feels safe knowing Mr. Washington can not hurt her anymore,” said Lisa Hyle Marts, the Assistant State’s Attorney who handled the case.
Mr. Washington is facing two life sentences. The sentencing is set for July.