Monday, February 25, 2013
A new trial is expected to commence in October.
A mistrial was declared in the Jason Scott case Monday for “technical reasons,” according to the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office. Scott, 28, is facing several charges in Prince George’s County, including two counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 slayings Largo residents Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt. The bodies of the mother and daughter were found burning in a vehicle not far from the family's Largo home. A Prince George’s County detective testified Monday for the state, and during the course of his testimony, he referred to Scott being involved in multiple home invasions, according to John Erzen, a spokesperson for the state’s attorney’s office. The detective's testimony resulted in the judge …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The witness, a family member, reportedly walked into traffic after becoming distraught over testifying.
The murder trial of Upper Marlboro resident Jason Scott was delayed Tuesday after just one day in court following the news that a witness attempted to commit suicide, ABC2 reports. Police told WJLA that the witness, who was a relative of victims Delores Dewitt and Ebony Dewitt, became so upset over testifying at the trial that she walked into traffic in an attempt to take her own life. The prosecution has requested an extension before proceeding with the case, the news channel reports. Scott is facing premeditated murder charges for the 2009 slayings of both Dewitts, whose bodies were found in a burning vehicle not far from their home. A medical examiner testified Tuesday that both women were killed by asphyxiation prior to the vehicle …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Jason Scott, 28, of Upper Marlboro, is being tried for seven charges related to the 2009 deaths of a Largo woman and her daughter.
The trail of an Upper Marlboro resident previously sentenced to 100 years in prison on federal home invasion, child pornography, and firearms charges began today in Prince George's County Scott, 28, has been charged with seven counts, including two counts of premeditated murder in connection to the 2009 deaths two Largo residents. Deloris Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony Dewitt were found burning in a car not far from their residence in 2009. Scott is being tried for their murders. He is also facing charges related to the burglary and invasion of the Dewitt home. In 2012, Scott was separately convicted and sentenced to 100 years in prision on charges stemming from four home invasions, including one in Bowie.