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Man convicted of killing Md. Clarion Hotel employee

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) – A Washington D.C. man was found guilty Wednesday of killing an employee at an Oxon Hill hotel during a robbery in 2013.

Deandre Weems was convicted of shooting Clarion Hotel employee Jessie Chavez at the hotel on October 21, 2013.

Prosecutors said Weems demanded cash from an employee at the front desk. Chavez heard the employee scream and ran from another area of the hotel to help her. 

Weems and Chavez got into an altercation and prosecutors say Weems shot Chavez in the chest.

Video surveillance at the hotel showed the robbery and part of the altercation between Weems and Chavez.

In addition to murder, Weems was also charged with armed robbery, assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Weems faces up to life plus 60 years in prison when he is sentenced October 30.


Two other men with Weems, Kimfrey Williams, believed to be the driver of the getaway vehicle, and Rinaldo Washington, believed to be the lookout during the robbery, were charged with the same offenses. They will stand trial together in October.

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