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Man convicted of killing veteran during Maryland carjacking

June 11, 2019

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a District veteran who was shot to death and robbed at a Maryland gas station.

The Washington Post reports 23-year-old Demarko Wheeler also was convicted Friday of armed carjacking in the 2016 attack on 68-year-old Alonzo Jackson. Authorities say the Marine veteran dropped his wife off at work one morning that July and stopped to get gas in Capitol Heights. They say that’s when Wheeler shot Jackson and tried to steal the man’s car, which police said was later found abandoned and burned.

Wheeler faces up to life in prison at his July sentencing.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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