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Man Sentenced To Life for Attempted Murder in Towson

The incident occurred on Allegheny Avenue in February.

(Update 2:15 p.m.)— A Northeast Baltimore man was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Tuesday for the attempted murder of a Towson man.

Bradford Steven Holup, 50, of the 4000 block of Corse Avenue pleaded guilty to the attempted first degree murder of George Stover, according to a news release from the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office.

Holup shot Stover in the neck at his residence in the 500 block of Allegheny Avenue during a burglary attempt on Feb. 26, Baltimore County police said around the time of the incident. 

Stover told police that Holup made him walk into his basement, and shot him while he was on the stairwell. Holup then fled the scene, and Stover called the police who later arrested Holup near the intersection of Bosley and Chesapeake avenues.

Towson police precinct Capt. Jonathan Trentszch previously said the incident was random.

Holup was previously convicted of rape in 1983, assault with intent to murder in 1990 and an armed robbery in 1996, according to the release. He was sentenced to a combined 45 years in prison, but was released on Sept. 29, 2010.

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge sentenced Holup to a life sentence without parole because of the three previous violent crime convictions, the release states.

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Kelleyand Terry Bates November 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Remember,You just NEVER know for sure who you are meeting.A word of advice, PLEASE do not drink more than usual or in access if you are with folks that you don't know very well. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Nothing may not occur, but on the off chance, it is worth being of totally sound mind so that you can protect yourself, if needed. God Bless you, Kelley
john merkle November 25, 2012 at 05:45 AM
This crime would not be possible if he had served the "combined 45 years in prison" for his previous violent [x3] crimes!!!...as the "Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge sentenced..."
john merkle January 28, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Many of us, in society, are able to live without attempting murder-in my case, I'm 56, and haven't done it, as of yet...there's always next year...ahaha!!!!...sorry 'bout that..

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