He pleaded guilty on Thurs. to manslaughter.
Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick teenager is heading off to prison. Ean Davis–Lattimore, 18, pleaded guilty on Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting last year of Genesis McCarter–Beretto. Davis Lattimore was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says Davis–Lattimore was at an after-prom party on Weybridge Road in Frederick on May 13th, 2018 when a fight developed in the basement of the home. It spread outside where shots were fired into the house, one of them hitting McCarter–Beretto.
Police, fire and rescue personnel responded. “They found an 18-year-old female; obviously this was Genesis McCarter–Beretto. She had a gunshot wound to the neck. They tried to treat her. She ultimately was pronounced dead on the scene,” Smith says.
A juvenile was hit in the leg by gunfire during that incident. He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
Witnesses told police they say Davis–Lattimore at the party, and outside when the shots were fired. He was arrested and charged as an adult with numerous offenses, including 1st- and 2nd-degree murder.
In pronouncing Sentence on Thursday, Smith says Judge Julie Solt recommended Davis Lattimore be placed in a youth program administered by the Division of Corrections. “Judge Solt did say she would consider his sentence if he were to successfully complete the youth program at Patuxent which is with DOC, the Division of Corrections. But we’ll see. He’s also on five-years supervised probation once he gets out of prison,” he says.
The Patuxent Institution, located in Jessup, is a maximum security facility for male and female inmates which offers treatment programs. Its youth program provides services for individuals with severe character disorders and substance dependency, according to the Division of Corrections’ website.
Smith says the State is satisfied with the outcome of this case. “Pretty rough lesson to learn for this young man. But you know what: you can’t fire guns off. Somebody’s going to die. Somebody did die, and he’s going to prison for it,” he says.
Ten yeas is the maximum sentence which can be imposed for voluntary manslaughter.
By Kevin McManus