Bethesda Man Found Dead in Stairwell Possible Homicide

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Three male teens are now suspects in the death of a Bethesda man found lifeless in a stairwell of a Maryland shopping center.

On Monday the teens appeared virtually for a court hearing. And they’re being held (ages 16,17 & 18) without bond on first degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. The county’s arrest database lists the 18-year-old suspect as Blaise Princewell Ucehmadu. Ucehmadu and the two juvenile suspects reside at The National Center for Children and Families’ shelter on Greentree Road in Bethesda, law enforcement sources and court records state. All three suspects are expected to appear in Montgomery County District Court Wednesday afternoon for their bond review hearings.

The Bethesda Man Was Kept Anonymous Until His Family Was Located

MCPS say the victim, Lawrence Wilson, 33, was discovered with several bodily injuries. Thus, pronounced dead on the scene, according to FOX5.

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Based on preliminary information, sources stated the three teens met the adult victim to purchase marijuana. Those same sources did not state if the murder appeared to be premeditated or unplanned.

Earlier this month, an 18-year-old man allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old man in Downtown Silver Spring during a botched illegal marijuana transaction.

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