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Posted on: June 3, 2010

[ARCHIVED] 6/2/2010- Jury convicts Murder Suspect Calvin Lamont Carter

Danville News Jury convicts Danville man of murder

Danville Police Department

Ryan Ingram, of Danville, was convicted in the March 2 murder of Calvin Lamont Carter during a jury trial Wednesday.

According to testimony at the trial, Ingram and his fiancé went to the home of Clyde Glass on Paxton Street in Danville, looking for Carter. The pair wanted to purchase cocaine, according testimony.

Glass told them to leave, then Carter drove up and a fight began. In testimony, Glass admitted he tried to punch Ingram, who pulled a weapon and shot Glass in the hip. Ingram then shot Carter in the chest, killing him, said Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman, who prosecuted the case.

Ingram initially fled to North Carolina, but turned himself in to the Danville Police Department the next day.

In an interview after the trail, Newman said Ingram claimed he took the gun from Carter and fired in self-defense, but another witness testified Ingram pulled the gun from his own pocket.

Newman said the jury found Ingram guilty of the second-degree murder of Carter, and recommended a 20-year sentence for that crime.

Ingram was also found guilty of malicious wounding of Glass, with a recommended sentence of five years; use of a firearm for the murder, with a recommended sentence of five years; and use of a firearm for the malicious wounding, with a recommended sentence of 3 years.

Newman said the court also found Ingram guilty of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, which will add another two to five years to his sentence.

If recommendations are followed, Ingram will be sentenced to between 35-38 years in prison for the crimes. Sentencing is set for June 29.

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