Man found guilty of 2012 Md. murder

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland man was found guilty Tuesday of murder in a 2012 shooting death.

Officials say Joshua Benton was found guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and use of a handgun for the 2012 murder of Sharod James.

Benton had previously stood trial in 2011 along with four others for a series of drive-by shootings in D.C.'s Trinidad neighborhood in 2008 which claimed the life of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson, according to officials. A jury found Joshua Benton, his twin brother Christian and a third man not guilty.

Benton will be sentenced for James' murder on June 6. The state will be asking for double life plus 20 years, the maximum penalty allowed.


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