State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced that following an eight-day trial, a St. Mary’s County jury convicted Devron Ny’Quez Murray, 20, of Lexington Park, Maryland, of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and related offenses. The violent crimes, committed at the 2022 Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival, took the life of one teenage victim and left another teenager shot and injured. “The Hollywood Carnival is an annual highlight of the summer for our County. The actions of the defendant on the night of July 15, 2022, turned this beloved family event into a nightmare. I thank the jury for their careful deliberation to ensure justice, and I hope the victims’ loved ones will gain some closure from this verdict,” said Sterling. The jury convicted Mr. Murray of the following charges: First-degree murder (16-year-old victim); Second-degree murder (16-year-old victim); Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence (16-year-old victim); Attempted first-degree murder (17-year-old victim); Attempted second-degree murder (17-year-old victim); First-degree assault (17-year-old victim); Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence (17-year-old victim); Loaded handgun on a person; and Possession of regulated firearm under the age of 21. The defendant will remain held without […]
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