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Saturday, July 9, 2011
James Ballard Sentenced To 30 Years
SNOW HILL — James Edward Ballard will spend the next 30 years behind bars for stabbing and killing Russell Matthew Bailey, the maximum possible sentence for his crime.
Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Groton sentenced Ballard during a court hearing Friday.
Ballard was charged with first-degree murder last fall for stabbing Bailey after an altercation in Pocomoke City. He was found guilty of second-degree murder at trial.