Texas Man Who Killed 4 Sentenced To Life

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (June 27, 2014) Darrell Lynn Bellard, 47, of Dickinson, who was convicted in the shooting deaths of four people including two toddlers in Maryland, will spend the rest of his life in prison, prosecutors said.

Bellard was convicted in April in Prince George's County, Md., of four counts of first-degree murder in the deadly 2010 shooting.

On Friday he was sentenced to multiple sentences of life and life without parole plus 80 years.

He was convicted of killing Dawn Brooks, her two young children and the children's aunt, Mwasiti Sikyala.

Prosecutors say Bellard killed because he believed Brooks and Sikyala were responsible for the disappearance of approximately 60 pounds of marijuana that Bellard brought with him from Texas to sell.