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.

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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.

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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.
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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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