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Man held in Md. trooper slaying

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A man charged with fatally shooting an off-duty Maryland State trooper outside a restaurant in Forestville in June was ordered held without bond Wednesday by a Prince George’s County judge following a preliminary hearing.

There were no substantial revelations during the hearing for Cyril Cornelius Williams, 27, of Seat Pleasant. County homicide Detective Kenneth Doyle testified that Williams’s co-defendant, Anthony A. Milton II, 28, told investigators that Williams fatally shot Trooper Wesley Brown.

Brown, 24, was shot June 11 outside an Applebee’s, where he was moonlighting as a security officer. The handgun that police allege was used in the killing was found in Milton’s backyard, Doyle testified.

Under cross-examination by John J. McKenna, Williams’s lawyer, Doyle said some of Milton’s statements to police were not true. Doyle did not detail what Milton lied about. District Court Judge Robert W. Heffron Jr. ordered Williams, who has been detained on a parole violation, held without bond on the murder charge. Milton also is charged with murder in Brown’s slaying.

-- Ruben Castaneda

By Washington Post editors  | September 22, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Homicide, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda  
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Someone should look into what the police officer's relationship with the defendant is beyond their altercation at the applebee's. I doubt that the defendant shot the police officer because he was ejected from the bar. I also doubt that the MD troopers would open an investigation that would implicate one of their own of any wrong doing that may aggrevate an individual to commit murder. Sounds to me like the trooper was crooked and was confronted for probably exploiting or ripping off the defendant...whats the word on the street?? Did these two know each other before the victim was a state trooper? What is the background of the victim? I want to know the defendants side of the story but it doesn't seem like they want to investigate or report on that. Seems like the defendants side of the story is consider by the police, courts, and public to be false because...I don't know. Doesn't ad up to me...

Posted by: bl9938a | September 23, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Are you serious? The co-defendant stated he provided the weapon used in the murder and the shooter returned to the restaurant explicitly BECAUSE of the earlier altercation.
A career criminal is who did the shooting. I'm pretty sure there's no grand conspiracy here...just more stupidity than normal.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | September 23, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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