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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Guilty plea in 2 Baltimore attacks

A man suspected of a series of violent attacks in a wealthy north Baltimore neighborhood after receiving a suspended sentence from a previous armed robbery conviction there has entered a guilty plea for two attacks.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a judge sentenced John Couplin, 21, to 20 years in prison on Thursday.

Couplin originally served about a year of a 10-year sentence for a 2008 robbery at knifepoint of a woman in Guilford. In January 2010, authorities say he returned, terrorizing three women and forcing a college student in his vehicle’s trunk while using the student’s bank card to withdraw money.

Guilford residents were outraged to learn that the nearly nine year sentence that remained from his 2008 crime had been suspended. A judge in January reinstated that sentence.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011

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