This story was updated at 10 a.m. Sept. 28.
Prince George’s County police have made a break in the November slaying of a 29-year-old woman who was shot in front of her children inside her Oxon Hill apartment — though police say she was not the intended victim.
On Sept. 26, police arrested 28-year-old Antonio Marcel Randall of the 500 block of Wilson Bridge Drive in Oxon Hill and 24-year-old Nathan Jonathan Farmer of the 700 block of Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill for the death of Kaya Dejuna Wilson. Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, among other charges.
According to charging documents, Farmer believed his friend, Jakari Butler of Forest Heights, had been killed by Wilson’s boyfriend, Cornelius Dyson. Police said 20-year-old Butler was stabbed to death in the 1000 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill on Nov. 18. County police announced Nov. 22 that Michael Douglas Nealy, 35, of the 7100 block of Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va., was arrested and charged with Butler’s killing. Nealy has since been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder and is facing trial in December.
A day after Butler was killed, Farmer and several others, including Randall, plotted to kill Dyson, who lived with Wilson also in the 1000 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill, according to the charging documents that attribute information to unnamed witnesses.
The documents say police interviewed witnesses and reviewed video camera footage from the Colonial Village Apartments to determine around 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19, a group of suspects came to the front of Dyson’s apartment, kicked open the front door and opened fire — though Dyson was not home.
Instead, Wilson was there with her children and was struck multiple times and suffered gunshot wounds to her leg and upper body, according to charging documents.
According to charging documents, witnesses told police Farmer entered the apartment building and acted as a lookout as other suspects kicked open the door and fatally shot Wilson. Randall was allegedly identified by witnesses as one of the suspects who kicked open the door and entered the apartment, fatally shooting Wilson.
Randall is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a murder.
Farmer is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit a murder.
In a November interview with The Gazette, Kaya Wilson’s mother, Deborah Wilson, said Kaya Wilson was studying to be a dental assistant and had a son and daughter.
“She was a mentor to her sisters,” Deborah Wilson said. “She was always there for them, for anyone who needed a friend.”
Wilson could not be reached for further comment Friday.
Attorney information for Farmer and Randall was not listed with the courts Friday, according to online county district court records.
Both suspects have a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 25 in Upper Marlboro, according to online court records.