Jury Selection Begins in Jason Scott Murder Trial

The ex-UPS worker is on trial for the 2009 slayings of Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt in Largo.

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 the home invasion, weapons and sex-related charges. Between 2008 and 2009, Scott invaded several homes in Upper Marlboro and Bowie, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Law enforcement sources said Scott used his database at UPS to track his victims, according to a Washington Post report.


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