A federal judge has again sentenced a Baltimore gang leader to 80 years in prison for firebombing a community activist's home in retaliation for her frequent calls to police.
A federal appeals court in 2007 upheld 27-year-old Terrence Smith's conviction on charges of attempted murder, witness tampering and other counts. But it threw out his original 80-year sentence.
Smith reappeared before U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz for resentencing Friday.
Smith and two other suspected drug dealers are serving prison time for throwing Molotov cocktails into the home of Edna McAbier in January 2005 to intimidate her.
The community association president frequently called police about drug dealing in her tough north Baltimore neighborhood.