Hector Hernandez to be sentenced on second-degree murder change in slaying of Blair High freshman Tai Lam
by Fred Lewis | Staff Writer Friday, May 1, 2009
A Takoma Park man charged in the shooting death of a Silver Spring teenager on a county Ride On bus in November pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, according to a news release from the State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County.
Other charges against Hector Mauricio Hernandez, 20, of the 8600 block of Flower Ave. include use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and two counts of first-degree assault.
Hernandez was the gunman who shot three rounds into a crowd of teenagers on the bus Nov. 1, fatally wounding Montgomery Blair High School freshman Tai Lam and injuring two other boys, ages 14 and 15.