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Carjacker convicted in Montgomery County

A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday convicted Henry Sanders of carjacking and abducting a 77-year-old man — a verdict that prompted Sanders to plead guilty in connection with two more attacks, Montgomery prosecutors said.

Additionally, Sanders, 51, had previously pleaded guilty to three similar attacks in Prince George’s County.

In the trial this week in Montgomery, jurors learned that Sanders followed the elderly man out of a Target in Wheaton, forced him into the passenger’s seat of the victim’s car, stabbed him, struck him and drove to a bank where he used the victim’s ATM card to steal money.

After the jury reached its verdict, prosecutors were queuing up for another trial when Sanders agreed to settle the charges related to the additional victims. Sanders specifically agreed to plead guilty to two counts of kidnapping, said Montgomery Assistant State’s Attorney Marybeth Ayres.

“Justice will be served for all of these men,” Ayres said. “It was definitely an ordeal for all of them.”

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.


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