In May, a Salisbury, Maryland resident was convicted by a judge of a second-degree murder sentence committed in 2017, resulting in an 83-year prison term.
Maryland Man, Dionte Dutton
Dionte Dutton and Jaquanta Walton got into a small fight on June 10, 2017, at the VFW on West Main Street in Salisbury, according to FOX News.
After the fight, Dutton called his partner, Lee Braboy, and asked him to meet him at the VFW with a gun. Upon Braboy’s arrival, Dutton entered his vehicle, and the two proceeded to tail Walton, who was walking in the vicinity of the VFW. Reportedly, Braboy approached Walton and fired a shot into his chest before swiftly departing the scene.
Second-Degree Murder Sentence with an 83 year Prison Term
Dionte Dutton was found guilty of the same charges in 2019, but he was given a new trial after he filed an appeal. Braboy, on the other hand, was found guilty of First-Degree Murder. Senior Assistant State’s Attorneys Patrizia Coletta and Lauren Bourdon were in charge of the case. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Salisbury Police Department were in charge of the probe.
On May 30, 2023, a jury in Wicomico County found Dutton guilty of the same charges it had found him guilty of in 2019. These charges included second-degree murder sentence, first- and second-degree assault, plot to commit first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in a violent crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and having a handgun in a vehicle. After that, on August 3, Associate Judge Matthew A. Maciarello of the Wicomico County Circuit Court sent him to jail for 83 years.