Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Man convicted on murder charges

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A Hyattsville man was convicted on Thursday on second-degree murder, kidnapping handgun and assault charges in connection with the shooting death of a Silver Spring man in August.

Rohan Campbell, 28, faces a maximum of 125 years for the charges, according to a news release from the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County. Sentencing is scheduled May 14.

Police said Campbell shot Mark Anthony Ray, 30, after an argument in front of the Silver Spring Towers apartments in the 800 block of Easley Street about 11 p.m. Aug. 24.

According to the news release, a cab driver told police that the man who shot the victim jumped into the cab, pointed a gun, told the driver not to look at his face and forced him to drive to Northwest Washington, D.C.

According to charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court, police eventually found Campbell at a motel in the District.

Campbell was convicted on one count of second-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree assault and two counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. The murder and one of the handgun charges are connected to the shooting of Ray; the other charges are connected to the abduction of the cab driver, the news release said.