Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Two More Charged In OM Slaying

From WaPo, via the Associated Press:

Two men from Owings Mills, Md., were charged in the slaying of a Columbia man in May in the parking lot of a Columbia apartment.

Howard County police said Daymar Wimbish, 18, and Lamont Johnson, 24, were charged with first-degree murder and assault. Johnson was charged Tuesday and Wimbish was charged Thursday.

Police said Johnson shot and killed Jason Batts, 23, on May 17 with a shotgun in a parking lot at the Stevens Forest Apartments. Police said that Ronald McConnell, 21, ordered the killing over an ongoing dispute.

McConnell was charged three days after Batts's death with first- and second-degree murder and assault. Howard authorities have Wimbish in custody, and Johnson is in Baltimore County's detention center on unrelated charges.

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