Baltimore men convicted in 2016 witness retaliation slaying
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men were convicted of killing a Baltimore teacher’s aide in a case of mistaken identity while trying to target a federal witness, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland.
A federal jury found Davon Carter, 39, and Clifton Mosley, 41, guilty Wednesday on two counts of conspiracy to murder a witness and one count each of witness retaliation murder and witness tampering murder, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland announced in a statement. The two were also convicted of drug charges.
Carter shot Latrina Ashburne, 41, to death outside of her home in May 2016 while trying to confront a witness in a federal case, according to the evidence presented at their three-week trial. Mosley was waiting in a getaway car. The two had intended to kill Ashburne’s neighbor, a whistle blower who provided information to authorities about a friend of Carter’s in a medical fraud case, the U.S. Attorney’s statement said. That witness lived next door to Ashburne, prosecutors added.
Carter and Mosley each face up to life in prison when sentenced in May.