Wallace found guilty
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer
After nearly five hours of deliberations Thursday, a Washington County Circuit jury found Thomas Clifford Wallace guilty of the first-degree murder of a Greencastle man in August 1997.
"Since the state has asked for life without parole in this case, I think a pre-sentence investigation is appropriate," said Circuit Judge John H. McDowell, who ordered Wallace held without bond until sentencing.
Wallace, 33, was returned to the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown where he is serving an 11-year sentence on an unrelated 1998 drug distribution conviction.
The jury, which heard four days of testimony, also found Wallace guilty of second-degree assault, first-degree assault and car theft.
The prosecution rested its case Wednesday after the director of a private DNA testing laboratory testified that blood found on Wallace's shorts matched the blood of Darrius Allen Fetterhoff.