Triggerman In 2020 Murder in Frederick Sentenced

Daniel Flythe

He will be spending 40 years in prison.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Silver Spring man who pulled the trigger during a 2020 murder in Frederick was sentenced on Monday. Daniel Alonzo Flythe, 27, was given 40 years in prison for the slaying of Jaemari “Mari” Anderson, 19, of Frederick. Anderson was found shot to death on September 6th, 2020 along a walking path in the Waterside community.

State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says Flythe entered an Alford Plea to 1st-degree murder last month. “Basically, what this means is that somebody doesn’t admit guilt. But they do admit or concede that we have enough evidence to get a conviction, that we can prove our case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he says.

Smith  also says the State was seeking 40 years for Flythe. “People might remember he was triggerman. He wasn’t the accessory after the fact. He was the guy that actually did pull the trigger and actually did kill Mari Anderson at that time,” he says.

The victim’s family was in court at the time of sentencing. “Ms. {Lucille} Anderson, of course, lost her son. As she stated in court, ‘you took a piece of me,'” says Smith. “She’ll never get that piece back. But, fortunately, she’ll be able to put the legal stuff behind her at this point.”

One of the other defendants in the case is Jordan Hooks, 29, of Frederick, whose been convicted of involuntary manslaughter, 2nd-degree assault and conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on March 4th. The other defendant is Brian Henry, 28, of Clarksburg, who has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder. Sentencing for Henry is scheduled for February 8th.

By Kevin McManus