Gary James Smith, Former Army Sergeant, Found Guilty In Roommate's Death

10:31 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- Gary James Smith, a former army sergeant, was found guilty on Wednesday of killing his roommate and fellow soldier, announced John J. McCarthy, State's Attorney for Montgomery County.

In 2008, Smith was convicted in the murder of his roommate, 22-year-old Michael Anthony McQueen the Second.

In 2006, police arrested Smith in the shooting death of his roommate, who had just returned from three tours of duty in Afghanistan in their Gaithersburg apartment that September.

"It has often been said that justice delayed is justice denied. Today, despite delays there was no denying justice," Montgomery County Judge Eric Johnson said.

Smith, 29, faces 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and five years for the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. He could face up to 20 years for the latter if determined by the judge during the sentencing hearing on Oct. 16.

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