Maryland residents know that being accused of any type of felony charges can have a devastating effect on a person's life. Suddenly, that individual is no longer concerned with everyday problems, but now must focus on more serious issues. According to recent reports, one Virginia man must now face first degree murder charges for a crime that took place in Prince George County.
Prince George County authorities report that they have arrested a 48-year-old Manassas, Virginia man and charged him with the felony crimes of first and second degree murder. The crime involved the death of a man whose body was found in Prince George County back in February. Two other men have also been charged with the crime.
Police indicate that back on February 13 they responded to a call at Armstrong Lane in Upper Marlboro and found the body of a 37-year-old Leesburg, Virginia man in his pickup truck who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. The man was a one-time restaurateur who served time in prison for stealing over $50 million dollars from several different banks.
Two Maryland men were initially charged with the crime. Police theorize that they and the Virginia man robbed the victim and then shot him and fled the scene. All three of the defendants have been charged with felony first and second degree murder charges.
The authorities have not indicated how they came to suspect the Virginia man was involved with the crime. However, any Maryland resident who has been charged with any type of felony crime may want to speak with a criminal defense attorney in order to understand the severity of the charges that they are facing.
Source: patch.com, "3rd suspect arrested in convicted restaurateur's murder," March 29, 2016