Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Jason Scott, Charged with Murder

Jason Scott, 28, is on trial for the 2009 slayings of Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt.

Jury selection in the murder trial of 28-year-old Jason Scott—previously sentenced to 100 years in prison on federal home invasion, child pornography, and firearms charges—was set to begin Monday in Upper Marlboro.

In 2010, Scott was indicted by a Prince George's County grand jury on seven counts, including two charges of premeditated murder in the 2009 deaths of Largo residents Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt.

The bodies of the Dewitts were found burning in a car not far from their home, according to The Washington Post

Scott also is facing charges related to the invasion and burglary of the Dewitt residence. His trial is set to begin on Feb. 19. 

In 2012, Scott was separately convicted on charges stemming from four home invasions, including one in Bowie.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Scott broke into a Bowie home via an unlocked basement window in April 2009.

He allegedly held the couple and their three children at gunpoint while an accomplice took the victims' debit card and withdrew funds from their bank account.

When his accomplice returned with the money, officials said, he and Scott proceeded to steal various items from the home, including a 2004 Mercedes S-500.


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