Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Marcus Antonio Jones, 16, was an apparent gunshot victim of an unknown assailant, police said.
Police have announced a meeting with the Fort Washington community on Wednesday to discuss the killing of 16-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones, according to Prince George's police. Officers found Jones suffering from an apparent gunshot wound on Sunday in the 7700 block of Webster Lane in Fort Washington, according to a police news release. Jones was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. Police said Jones was walking to a car after leaving a home on Webster Lane when an an unknown assailant shot him and ran. Detectives are following up on substantial leads to identify a suspect and determine a motive, police said. Jones, of the 800 block of Swan Creek Road, was a student at Friendly High School in Fort …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Two armed suspects forced their way into the home, according to a preliminary investigation, police said.
A man was shot early Tuesday in a residential robbery in Fort Washington, according to Cpl. Edward Martin, Prince George's County police spokesman. Detectives do not believe it was a random crime, but have evidence that suggests the suspects targeted the home, according to police. Two armed suspects forced their way into the home, according to a preliminary investigation. There was a confrontation and the occupant of the home was shot, according to police. Police responded to the 9100 block of Loughran Road at around 2:20 a.m. to find the man suffering from a gunshot wound, Martin said. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released, according to police. The suspects fled the scene, …
Police responded to the 9100 block of Loughran Road at around 2:20 a.m. to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Prince George's County police.
A man was shot early Tuesday in a confrontation during a residential robbery in Fort Washington, according to Cpl. Edward Martin, Prince George's County police spokesman. Multiple suspects entered the residence by unknown means then confronted the man and demanded property, Martin said. Police responded to the 9100 block of Loughran Road at around 2:20 a.m. to find the man suffering from a gunshot wound, Martin said. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects fled the scene following the confrontation and gunshot, Martin said. At this time, police do not know if anything was stolen, according to Martin. Update: Police now believe the home robbery was targeted. See the latest report.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The 35-year-old man is facing a 110-year sentence for killing his mother and step brother.
A Fort Washington man was convicted Thursday in the August 2011 double homicide of his mother and step brother, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Quindell Mercer, 35, was found guilty of two counts of second degree murder and related handgun charges, Alsobrooks said. “Mr. Mercer executed his mother and step brother in cold blood for no apparent reason and there is no excuse for this senseless act of violence that took the lives of two of our citizens,” she said. “I am pleased that a jury has held him accountable for his actions and that he will never have the chance to hurt anyone again.” Alsobrooks said although there was no clear motive for the murders, an FBI handwriting expert and DNA evidence …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Judge Sherrie Krauser rejected prosecutors' request to have the juvenile placed in a detention facility.
A Fort Washington boy convicted of fatally beating his two-year-old foster sister was ordered to serve an indefinite amount of time in a therapeutic group home on Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge Sherrie Krauser rejected prosecutors' request to have the juvenile sent to a detention facility, opting instead to remove him from his home and assign him to a closely monitored form of foster care. According to prosecutors, the 13-year-old boy—who was 12 at the time of the incident—repeatedly struck young Aniyah Batchelor on July 3 at his house in the 1800 block of Taylor Street. The girl had been placed in foster care at the address following allegations of abuse by members of her own family. When the boy's father came home to find Batchelor …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Fort Washington preteen, who entered an Alford plea in September, will be sentenced in a disposition hearing today.
The 12-year-old boy convicted of involuntary manslaughter in juvenile court for fatally beating his two-year-old foster sister in July will face a judge today to learn his fate. In the disposition hearing, the Fort Washington preteen will learn whether or not he'll be jailed until he is 21. The boy had entered an Alford plea in September, in which he was not admitting guilt, but was aware that prosecutors could find him guilty on the most serious charge. In this case, it was second-degree murder. According to Prince George's County Police, the boy's father found Aniyah unresponsive, after he was called home by his 15-year-old daughter on July 3. The toddler, the boy and another four-year-old girl were in the care of the 15-year-old girl at…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Fort Washington preteen was convicted in juvenile court for involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, according to reports.
A 12-year-old Fort Washington boy could be jailed until he is 21, after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in juvenile court Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. After a two-day hearing, a circuit court judge convicted the preteen for the fatal beating of his foster sister, two-year-old Aniyah Batchelor in July, according to reports. The boy pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in court, after Prince George's County Police initially charged him with second-degree murder in July, in addition to other charges. According to The Gazette, the boy took the Alford plea which means the "juvenile is not admitting to the criminal act, but acknowledges that prosecutors could find him guilty on his most serious offense of second-degree …
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 …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A 12-year-old boy will face a judge starting at 10 a.m. today in Upper Marlboro.
Update, 5:38 p.m.: The hearing for a 12-year-old boy charged in the murder of his two-year-old foster sister will resume Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., according to the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office. Update, 2:30 p.m.: The hearing for a preteen charged in the killing of his foster sister resumed this afternoon after a judge viewed a video of the police interview with the suspect, according to the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office. Although a trial was supposed to begin Tuesday morning, only a motions hearing was held. Original post, 11 a.m.: A trial against a 12-year-old boy charged in beating his foster sister to death began Tuesday in an Upper Marlboro courthouse. According to the Prince George's County …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The incident happened in August.
A 17-year-old Fort Washington boy was convicted by a Prince George's County Circuit Court jury Wednesday of assault, according to online court records. Follow Upper Marlboro Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Deven Angel Matos of the 1600 block of Thomas Road was accused of shooting a 23-month-old in the face in August, according to WUSA9. His sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 8.