Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The witness, a family member, reportedly walked into traffic after becoming distraught over testifying.
The murder trial of Upper Marlboro resident Jason Scott was delayed Tuesday after just one day in court following the news that a witness attempted to commit suicide, ABC2 reports. Police told WJLA that the witness, who was a relative of victims Delores Dewitt and Ebony Dewitt, became so upset over testifying at the trial that she walked into traffic in an attempt to take her own life. The prosecution has requested an extension before proceeding with the case, the news channel reports. Scott is facing premeditated murder charges for the 2009 slayings of both Dewitts, whose bodies were found in a burning vehicle not far from their home. A medical examiner testified Tuesday that both women were killed by asphyxiation prior to the vehicle …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Jason Scott, 28, of Upper Marlboro, is being tried for seven charges related to the 2009 deaths of a Largo woman and her daughter.
The trail of an Upper Marlboro resident previously sentenced to 100 years in prison on federal home invasion, child pornography, and firearms charges began today in Prince George's County Scott, 28, has been charged with seven counts, including two counts of premeditated murder in connection to the 2009 deaths two Largo residents. Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt were found burning in a car not far from their residence in 2009. Scott is being tried for their murders. He is also facing charges related to the burglary and invasion of the Dewitt home. In 2012, Scott was separately convicted and sentenced to 100 years in prision on charges stemming from four home invasions, including one in Bowie.
Monday, February 11, 2013
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 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The jury deliberated for less than three hours.
After deliberating for less than three hours, the jury in the Bowie State murder trial has just delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts for defendant Alexis Simpson, according to a spokesperson for Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Simpson was on trial for the September 2011 murder of her fomer Bowie State University roommate Dominique Frazier. Alsobrooks is “stunned” and “disappointed” with the verdict, according to the spokesperson, but still respects the verdict and the system. So Tell Us: Do you agree or disagree with the jury? Why or why not?
The trial is expected to conclude Thursday, according to WJLA.
The state rested its case against Alexis Simpson on Wednesday after one witness claimed that the stabbing with which Simpson is charged may have been an accident, reported WJLA. Simpson, 20, is facing first-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing her former Bowie State University roommate Dominique Frazier, 18, to death on Sept. 15, 2011 after a fight over loud music escalated to violence. Keaira Johnson, who witnessed the stabbing, said Johnson was the aggressor in the brutal punching and hair-pulling fight, but she also admitted to police this week that she was worried Frazier would stab Simpson, reported to WJLA. Johnson also said Simpson’s stabbing of Frazier may have been an accident. According to WJLA, under cross examination…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Alexis Simpson, 20, will face murder charges for allegedly stabbing roommate Dominique Frazier, 18, to death.
Jury selection in the Alexis Simpson Bowie State murder case concluded Thursday and opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office. Simpson, now 20, is charged with stabbing her roommate, Dominique Frazier, 18, to death on Sept. 15, 2011. Both women were students at Bowie State University. According to police, the two women had an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation. Police responded to a call of a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community where they found Frazier bleeding and unconscious in the hallway of the building, police said. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Simpson was released on bond in April …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A judge will determine how to proceed in a case against a Fort Washington preteen charged in his two-year-old foster sister's killing.
An update on this story is available here: 12-Year-Old Convicted in Toddler's Beating. --- The fate of a Fort Washington preteen hangs in the balance as a Prince George's County judge determines if the 12-year-old boy will face a trial in the fatal beating of his two-year-old foster sister. The second day of the hearing will begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. Follow @UpperMarlboroPatch on Twitter for updates and "like" us on Facebook to be a part of the discussion. According to Nancy C. Lineman, a spokeswoman with the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office, the defense has one more witness. "Then it will be up to the judge to decide what happens next (whether to allow the statements in) and when a trial will be held (or in the …