Trial Begins for the Murder of Federal Hill Resident Timothy Moriconi

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The trial for the September 27, 2018 murder of Federal Hill resident Timothy Moriconi is underway. Deandre Devon Sleet, a 24-year-old Baltimore resident, is being tried in the case. Jury selection concluded and opening arguments will begin today.

Sleet is charged with first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, firearm use in a felony violent crime, handgun possession, armed robbery, and two charges of felon in possession of a firearm.

In separate open cases for incidents in Fall 2018, Sleet is also charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm, and attempted first degree murder. Sleet has two co-defendants in several cases.

Sleet was found guilty in May 2013 for armed robbery by the Baltimore City Circuit Court. In the case he was charged with four counts of robbery, four counts of assault, two counts of probation violation, and two charges of theft. He was sentenced to five years with three years suspended.

A 2015 second degree rape case against Sleet was dropped in 2015. In October 2017 he was found guilty on a misdemeanor drug distribution charge in Anne Arundel County. He was sentenced to eight years with all but 18 months suspended.

Moriconi’s parents, Andy and Laurie, shared the following about Moriconi’s life in a Facebook event titled Celebrating the Life of Timothy Moriconi: “Tim comes from a warm loving family and has cast a wide net of friendships between Crozet, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. Tim was 25 and a graduate of VCU. He worked at Northrop Grumman in Baltimore. Tim loved sports, music and hanging with his friends. He enjoyed working out and loved cars. He had a very good and smart sense of humor. Most people used the same description for Tim … and this is, “He’s such a good kid.” We’ll miss Tim, but keep him in our hearts forever.”

A scholarship has been created in Timothy Moriconi’s name for Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro. The family has also asked for donations to be made the Thread in Memory of Tim Moriconi.

Screenshot from a Baltimore Police Department press conference 

Timothy Moriconi 

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