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Man sentenced to life for Md. Clarion Hotel murder
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A D.C. man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an employee at an Oxon Hill hotel during a robbery in 2013. 

Deandre Weems was sentenced Friday for the first-degree premeditated murder of Jessie Chavez and the assault of a hotel desk clerk. 

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"We are pleased that Mr. Weems was given a life sentence for taking the life of a man who came to the aid of his pregnant co-worker who was in danger," said Alsobrooks, "Mr. Weems has proven that he has no regard for life whatsoever and our community is much safer without him on our streets."

On Oct. 21, 2013, police say Weems entered the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, pulled out a gun and demanded cash from an employee at the front desk. Chavez, the hotel bar manager, heard the front desk worker scream and came from to help her.

Chavez tried to stop Weems from leaving the hotel and the two began to fight in the lobby, eventually spilling outside in front of the hotel. Police say Weems shot Chavez in the chest at point blank range. which killed him. Video surveillance from the hotel captured the robbery and part of the fight. 

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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, have also been charged and are set to stand trial together March 7, 2016, according to a news release sent out Friday. 

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