UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man who robbed a hotel employee at gunpoint and then killed the hotel’s manager during a struggle was convicted of first-degree murder.
Twenty-two-year-old Deandre Weems of Washington was convicted by a Prince George’s County jury Wednesday in the slaying of 27-year-old Jesse Chavez.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1TX3Fb0) that prosecutors say on Oct. 21, 2013, Weems went to the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill and robbed an employee at gunpoint.READ MORE: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
Authorities say Chavez heard the employee scream, ran to the lobby and struggled with Weems. Chavez was shot in the chest, and Weems fled in a waiting car.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com
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