Man gets 30-year sentence for 2011 murder
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:06

Charges filed before victim’s body was found

by Bill Gates

    The second of two people charged in the murder of a Gray Haven man was sentenced this week in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
    John J. Leschefsky Sr, 27, of Navigator Court in Middle River, received a 30-year sentence from Judge Mickey Norman on Monday.
    Judge Norman also gave Leschefsky a five-year sentence for a narcotics violation. That sentence is consecutive to the 30-year sentence.

    Leschefsky had pled guilty to the second-degree murder of Jeffrey W. Jennings Sr. and conspiracy to distribute narcotics on Nov. 13 in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
    Jennings, 57, of the 8100 block of Gray Haven Road, was found on April 3 in a wooded area near the 1100 block of Bengies Road.
    Even before the discovery of Jennings’ body, Baltimore County Police had ruled the case a homicide and arrested two people in connection with Jennings’ death.
    Leschefsky and Carollyn R. Duschl, 29, also of Navigator Court, were arrested and indicted on April 2.
    Duschl pled guilty in August to being an accessory to murder and received a five-year sentence, with two-and-a-half years suspended.
    She will also serve five years of supervised probation upon release.
    Detectives from the Baltimore County Missing Persons Unit had been investigating the case since Jennings’ son reported him missing on Sept. 15, 2011.
    During the course of the investigation, detectives intercepted communications between Leschefsky and other individuals that led them to believe Jennings had been murdered, according to a Baltimore County police press release.
    The case was presented to a grand jury, leading to the indictments and the arrests of Leschefsky and Duschl.
    The victim and the suspects were acquaintances, according to police.