UPDATE: Nineteen-year-old sentenced for role in deadly 2017 armed robbery

Courtlen Coston, 19, of Salisbury

A man will spend decades in prison after his involvement in a 2017 armed robbery that resulted in the death of a Salisbury man.

The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on Friday, 19-year-old Courtlen Coston, of Salisbury, was sentenced to 20 years of active incarceration for armed robbery and  five (5) years on a firearm charge. Coston will spend a total of 20 years in prison. Officials say Coston entered an Alford Plea on March 23. The charges stem from the 2017 shooting of Anthony Copper, in Salisbury.

On June 10, 2017,  in the area of Middle Neck Drive, Coston along with two other co-defendants knocked on a door and attempted a home invasion. Authorities say Ryan Holden, a co-defendant, then shot and killed the homeowner, Anthony Cropper, during the incident.  

Holden was convicted of murder first degree on May 8.

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