A Randallstown teenager who admitted his role in the murder of a pizza deliveryman in Severn was sentenced Thursday to serve 18 years in prison.

Darrius Lynne Bullock, 19, apologized as he stood before Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. Bullock told police he helped plan the robbery in December and beat Ghulam Farooq, but did not know that his cousin, Tavon Brown, also 19, was going to stab Farooq after they took less than $100 from him. Police traced the teens through a cellphone they had borrowed to order a pizza and a sub delivered to them in Meade Village. Both teenagers pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Farooq, 46, who lived in Baltimore, was supporting his family in Pakistan, said Kelly Poma, the prosecutor. Harris sentenced Bullock to 30 years in prison, with 12 years suspended. He will be on probation for five years when released.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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