Md. man sentenced 13 years for death of police officer

He has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Scott Broom reports.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man charged in the death of a Prince George's County police officer has been sentenced to 13 years for the death of PGPD Officer Adrian Morris.

Kevon Neal has been accused of leading police on a chase on Interstate 95 that ended in the death of Officer Morris in August 2012.

He pled guilty to one count of motor vehicle manslaughter and one count of witness intimidation for his role in the death of Officer Morris, according to prosecutors.

In August 2012, Kevon Neal and Kenneth Mitchell were being pursued by Prince George's County Police Officer Adrian Morris after they attempted to break into a vehicle at a Shell gas station in Laurel.

Prosecutors say Morris and his police partner followed the vehicle onto I-95, and sometime during the pursuit Morris lost control of his vehicle. He was thrown from the vehicle during the crash. Morris died from severe head trauma.

Mitchell pleaded guilty in October 2013 to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to time served, which was approximately 14 months.

Prince George's County State's Attorney, Angela Alsobrooks said, "Officer Morris was a true hero who gave his life protecting the citizens of Prince George's County. Mr. Neal's selfish acts robbed this department and this community of a fine, young officer and I am very pleased that he has been held accountable for his actions."


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