UPDATE 7/2/2021: Malachi Aaron Banks, 19, of Lexington Park, has tendered a plea of guilty to Second Degree Murder in connection with the homicide of Dyante Lee Battle, 32, which occurred in Lexington Park, Maryland, during the evening hours of August 22, 2020 in a wooded path at the end of Enterprise Road. Mr. Battle was shot five times and succumbed to his injuries. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz would like to thank the members of the Maryland State Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their tireless and thorough investigation of the case. UPDATE 8/25/2020 @ 9:45 A.M.: A press release issued by the Maryland State Police says a motive for the murder of Dyante Lee Battle, 32, remains under investigation, and that additional charges are possible. It goes on to say that, State Police investigators have not ruled out the possibility that others may be involved. According to court documents, Battle’s body was located in a wooded area between the parking lot of Wendy’s and North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park. Police located “numerous and three different shell casings, which included .380, 9MM, and 40 caliber”, near the body. A few hours after the murder, Maryland […]
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