Prosecutors in Maryland say a man accused of killing his former girlfriend and attacking her two children with a hammer has been sentenced to life plus 40 years in prison.
Sharef Hayward pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault in Airealle Sells' 2016 death. In total, Hayward was sentenced to life plus 40 years, with the 40 years to be served consecutively after the life sentence.
Prosecutors say Hayward went into Sells' Princess Anne apartment, stabbed her several times and struck her with a hammer. Sells' two children were also assaulted with a hammer. A statement says the children needed numerous surgeries to recover from the assault. They still require medical attention.
Prosecutors in Maryland say a man accused of killing his former girlfriend and attacking her two children with a hammer has been sentenced to life plus 40 years in prison. The Somerset County State's Attorney's Office tells the Daily Times of Salisbury that Sharef Hayward pleaded guilty to...
Valentina Downing, Airealle’s mother, was in court for the plea deal and said Hayward showed no remorse. However, because of her faith, Downing said she has to love Hayward. The only thing that pains her is that she wasn’t able to tell her granddaughter that her father was sorry for what he did to her. Something she wishes she could do.
“I would have been able to tell his daughter that at least your dad said he was sorry for what he did to you and your brother and your mom,” said Downing.
The real miracle though is far the children have come. Since the incident both Naomy and Adyahnn have regained their ability to walk and talk after doctors initially thought the worst.
“I always tell people these are my two miracle children because the doctors said they weren’t going to live and if they lived they wouldn’t be normal children. So I think I have a report to be made that God did this,” Downing said.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – For the family of Airealle Sells March 4th, 2019 will forever mark the day they were able to close a dark chapter of their lives. Monday Sharef Hayward, the man who brutally murdered Airealle and beat her children within inches of their lives accepted a plea deal with the...
A Somerset County mother and her two children were viciously attacked in their Princess Anne home in Dec. 2016. Princess …