Friday, October 28, 2011

Capitol Heights Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing Man Who Intervened to Stop Street Fight

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced today that 19-year-old Capitol Heights resident Donte Dominique Douglass was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing Corteza Livingston and attempted murder for shooting his brother Demicio Livingston in Forestville in January of this year.

On the evening of January 8, 2011, Carla Williams, along with her boyfriend and two other friends, including the defendant, Donte Dominique Douglass drove to Demicio Livingston’s home where she was to drop off her two-year old son. While at the residence, Carla and Demicio became involved in a physical altercation.

Demico Livingston’s brother -- Corteza Livingston was sitting in a car having a discussion with his girlfriend and emerged from his car when he saw the altercation begin. The other passengers also got out of the car. A verbal fight in the street began between Demicio Livingston and the passengers that were in Williams’ car.

Corteza Livingston tried to convince the people who emerged from Williams’ car to get back in the car and drive away. They refused. Passenger Donte Dominique Douglass began shooting with a semi-automatic gun and shot Corteza Livingston eight times. He died at the hospital. Demicio Livingston was shot twice in the leg, including once as he was attempting to escape the gunfire.

Alsobrooks commended Assistant State’s Attorneys Ada Clark-Edwards and C.T. Wilson for their work on the case and for collaborating with police detectives during both the investigation and the prosecution of the defendant.

Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Beverly Woodard presided over the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The girl in the car with corteza was not his girlfriend, but was a friend of his. His girlfriend had left a few hours before the shooting occured.

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