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Pr. George's men to face trial in Pa.

Two Prince George's County men have been ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania for a home-invasion that sparked a gun battle that left a homeowner wounded and an intruder dead.

Magisterial District Judge John Murray ordered 23-year-old Niochie Lawson, of Laurel, and 20-year-old Jakal Stone to stand trial in Montgomery County, Pa., on charges including robbery and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say Lawson and Stone sought treatment for gunshot wounds following the June 9 ambush, in which one gunman was killed.

Police say a bullet taken from Lawson's leg at a hospital matched those fired by Upper Gwynedd homeowner Jermaine Edwards. Investigators say the slain gunman's identification was in the getaway vehicle.

Edwards was shot in the chest and both legs in the attack. Prosecutors say he fired in self-defense and won't face charges.

Lawson and Stone are being held without bail.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 16, 2010; 9:12 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , From the Courthouse , Pr. George's  
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Comments

Surprised the gun men were not also facing murder charges. I thought that any death that occurs due to an armed robbery would result in a murder charge even if the person who died was one of the defendents.

Posted by: 6thsense79 | September 16, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Ok,somebody was killed. Any idea who that was?

Posted by: lmb522 | September 16, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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