On November 14, 2022, Travis Benjamin Ridgely, 35, of Lusby, MD, was sentenced to the first-degree premeditated murder of Selena Noel Persinger.  

The sentence, imposed by Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court, was life imprisonment suspended to 35 years of active incarceration.  Ridgely will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 20 years of his sentence.  

The sentence cannot be modified without the consent of the State.

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey wishes to commend Deputy States Attorney Timothy J. Maher and Assistant State’s Attorney Rebecca N. Cordero for their work on this case.  

The plea and sentence were agreed to after extensive consultation with the victim’s family to achieve justice for the victim and bring finality to the legal proceedings.  Family members were present in court at Ridgely’s sentencing and provided victim impact testimony to Judge Chandlee.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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