(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.