second degree murder

April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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December 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mother Charged in Death of 2-Month-Old Daughter

A 31-year-old Rockville woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 2-month-old daughter in February, Montgomery County police said in a statement. Rebecca D. Briones of the 200 block of North Adams Street in Rockville has been charged with second-degree murder and child abuse, police said. Her daughter, Lissana Briones died Feb. […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Details in Death of Wheaton KFC Employee

The man accused of killing a KFC coworker has been denied bail, according to online court records. Elmer Campos-Martinez, 47, of Cove Lane, Rockville, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Dania Mendez de Guerra, 21, of Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, according to the records. He also has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, […]

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November 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Argument Over Relationship Led to Wheaton Woman’s Death, Police Say

A Wheaton KFC employee was found dead behind a business, and police have charged a coworker. Dania Mendez de Guerra, 21, of Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, had been reported missing on Monday, according to a Montgomery County Police statement. She had not returned home from working the night shift at the KFC restaurant on University Boulevard […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Charge D.C. Woman with Second-Degree Murder

A 23-year-old Washington, D.C., woman has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault  and malicious destruction of property in connection with a knife-throwing incident in Takoma Park, city police said. Oluwafunmi Gbolade was being held in the District but has waived extradition, according to online D.C. court records. According to a statement from Takoma […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pair Gets 30 Years in Prison for Killing Woman’s Husband

Larlane Pannell-Brown, 71, and Hussain Ali Zadeh, 50, both of Takoma Park, were sentenced to 30 years each in prison each Wednesday for second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Cecil Brown. Pannell-Brown was the wife of Cecil Brown. Zadeh was Pannell-Brown’s boyfriend, prosecutors said. Cecil Brown, 73, was found dead […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Says Cell Phone Records Played Key Role in Murder Trial (VIDEO)

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said cell phone records, hotel records and financial records helped prove the state’s case against Larlane Pannell Brown (70) and Hussain Ali Zadeh (50) who were co-defendants in the August 2014 death of 73-year-old Cecil Brown of Takoma Park. After a three week trial, both were convicted of second degree […]

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