Two of the Caroline County men charged with killing a 16-year-old boy last year at a birthday party are now accused of a second slaying.
The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office charged Lashawn Montque Monroe, 23, with capital murder last night, and Deon Alexander Terrell, 19, with first degree murder, said Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer.
The charges came more than a year after the body of 23-year-old Miguel D. Vasquez was found on the side of New Baltimore Road in Caroline.
Sheriff Tony Lippa said at that time that police first believed the killing to be a hit and run, but Vasquez’s body was later found to have multiple gunshot wounds, including one in the upper chest.
Spencer said Monroe’s charge is capital murder because Vasquez is believed to have been killed in commission of a robbery.
Maj. Scott Moser of the sheriff’s office said both Monroe and Terrell also netted charges of robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy on top of their respective murder charges.