Joshua Mebane accused of killing woman in Waldorf, cab driver in D.C.
A 17-year-old accused of killing a Washington cab driver last week has been connected to and charged with shooting a woman to death in late October on a foot path in Waldorf.
Authorities say Joshua T. Mebane is facing first degree murder charges in the slaying Teresa Bass. Bass was shot while walking her dog on Oct. 26. Her husband, Jerry, was also shot multiple times.
Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey said, "We are confident we have the guy, and he is in custody."
Authorities say Mebane lived with his parents in the same Waldorf neighborhood as the couple he allegedly shot.
Neighbor Richard Grant was shocked by the news.
"That's a surprise...Only 17. I mean, where's he get a handgun, a semi-automatic handgun?," Grant asked.
Jerry is back at his Hampshire neighborhood home. Neighbors are helping his family care for him.
"He's got a lot of recovery to do," said neighbor Greg Wood. "...the neighborhood, the community, our court has surrounded him and tried to make that recovery as best as possible."
Charles County authorities say a gun found at Mebane's home linked him
to the Waldorf case.
Mebane is also suspected in the murder of Quadar Muhammad. Linda Bury, 17, of Parkton is also accused in that case.
Police say the couple entered Muhammad's cab last Wednesday at the Greyhound bus terminal and asked to be driven to a school. Police say once they arrived, Mebane shot Muhammad in the head.
The car was later found on fire; Muhammad's body was inside. A witness reported to police that Bury had talked about having killed a cab driver with her boyfriend.
They've been ordered held in the D.C. jail. Bury's lawyer didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment Tuesday. A lawyer for Mebane couldn't immediately be reached.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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