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'Cold Blooded' Teen Gets 30 Years Says Ivey
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LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) -- A Prince George's County judge has ordered 20-year-old Tommy Whack to spend the next three decades in jail for what Prince George's County States Attorney Glenn Ivey called the "cold blooded murder of an unarmed man."

The robbery and murder took place in the early morning hours of October 21, 2008, in the rear parking lot of a Landover middle school. That is where prosecutors say Whack who was 19-years-old at the time along with his teen cousin lured the 40-year-old victim to his death.

Whack had offered the Temple Hills victim sex in exchange for money "apparently the arrangement was for some type of sexual liaison in the victim's vehicle," said Ivey.

Police were able to speak to the dying man who was found shot multiple times by his car. "He told police he had been robbed and gave officers a description of the assailants," added Ivey.

The teens were caught on school surveillance video cameras as they instructed the victim via cell phone where he should park. The video shows Whack headed in the direction of the parking lot.  After the shooting, another camera has images of the young men running in the direction of Whack's home which was just a few blocks away.  

Investigators would ultimately link Whack to the murder by K-9 dogs which picked up a trail in the direction of Whack's home, cell phone records, DNA evidence found in the victim's car and photos of Whack with guns, explained Ivey. The cousin has not been sentenced in the case. 

Ivey stressed that this murder underscores the need for the public to be very careful about folks encountered on social networking websites and chat lines because sometimes predators use these communication outlets to find their victims.  

Written by Armando Trull 
9NEWS NOW and wusa9.com

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