ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the shooting death of a real estate sales representative at a model home in Hanover last year.

Dillon Augustyniak pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence in the death of Steven Wilson.


First responders were called to the home in the 7500 block of Newmanstown Drive on December 5, 2018, after getting a 911 call from Wilson’s phone, officials said.

Most of the call was inaudible, but officials said Wilson had asked for an ambulance. Moments later, a second voice demanded money and asked who was on the line before the call disconnected.

When they arrived, first responders found Wilson suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

Officials said Augustyniak approached the home from a wooded area behind it while carrying a partially-concealed green rifle. Video footage showed him leaving the home shortly thereafter with a bundle in his arms.

Augustyniak reportedly also stole Wilson’s cell phone, laptop, keys and power cords. He then sold the phone to a neighbor, who realized it was stolen and took it to police.

When police searched his home, they reportedly found a gun and clothing similar to what Augustyniak had at the time of the murder.

He was arrested December 7 in Baltimore.

Augustyniak is set to be sentenced October 23. The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office said prosecutors will seek a life sentence.



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