Md. man found guilty of first degree murder

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks found a Maryland man guilty Wednesday for two counts of first degree murder.

The attorney's office said Brian Mayhew was found guilty for the murders of Anthony McKelvin and Sean Ellis that happened in 2011. According to the attorney's office, Mayhew is facing a maximum sentence of life without parole.

In 2011, Mayhew and an accomplice kidnapped Ellis and McKelvin and made them drive at gunpoint. The two victims were forced to get $1,500 in cash from a home and pick up watches from Ellis' home, the attorney's office said.

Mayhew and his accomplice took the two victims to a construction site close to Rollins Avenue in Seat Pleasant, Maryland after picking up the money and watches. The attorney's office said Mayhew and his accomplice killed both Ellis and McKelvin at that location.

They tried to cover up the murders by covering the victims bodies and the car they were driving in bleach in gasoline. They were not able to light the car because they did not have a lighter or matches.

According to the attorney's office, Mayhew's uncle, Nicoh Mayhew brought the bleach and gasoline to the scene. He was planning on testify against his nephew, however Nicoh Mayhew was killed in December 2012. Prosecutors believe Nicoh was killed to keep him from testifying against his nephew.

Prosecutors also said, Brian Mayhew manged to order Nicoh's murder while he was in jail.

Mayhew has been found guilty of two counts of second degree murder along with several other related charges, according to the attorney's office.

His sentencing is schedule for March 28, 2014. His accomplice is schedule to go on trial on March 17, 2014. The trial for those accused of killing Nicoh Mayhew is schedule for September of this year as of now.


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