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John Haston convicted in murder of David Williams

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A Clinton man is facing a life sentence plus 60 years following a conviction for the murder of David Williams.

John Haston was found guilty of first degree murder Monday, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks says.

“We are very pleased with this verdict,” Alsobrooks adds. “If you murder or rob someone within the borders of Prince George’s County, we will do everything in our power to convict you and take your life away from you.”

According to court documents, Haston's accomplice, Craig Brooks, cased Williams' home on July 12, 2011, gaining entry into the home by posing as a PEPCO employee.

Haston and Brooks returned the next day, robbed Williams and murdered him. They stole $1,200, a laptop, a camera, jewelry and other electronics.

Haston was also convicted of conspiracy to commit first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

Haston will be sentenced July 20.

Brooks is serving a 50 year sentence for his role in Williams' death after previously pleading guilty.

 

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