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Charles County Man Convicted For Brutal Murder Of Jasmine Lakesha Hicks


Charles County Man Convicted For Brutal Murder Of Jasmine Hicks
Deanthony Lamont Warrick

LA PLATA, Md. — Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, June 6, 2024, a Charles County jury, after a 4-day trial and approximately two hours of deliberation, convicted Deanthony Lamont Warrick, 35, of Indian Head, of the First-Degree Murder of Jasmine Lakesha Hicks and related charges.

On April 12, 2023, officers responded to a residence in Bryans Road for the report of an unconscious female in the yard. Upon arrival, officers discovered victim Hicks lying in the yard with several stab wounds. Unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Charles County Man Convicted For Brutal Murder Of Jasmine Hicks
Victim – Jasmine Lakesha Hicks

An investigation into the murder revealed that Warrick and the victim were outside of Warrick’s residence prior to the stabbing. Warrick and the victim began engaging in a verbal altercation about items that were stolen from Warrick by another individual. During the altercation, Warrick began stabbing the victim repeatedly. At one point, Warrick told the victim “Don’t make me kill you.” After stabbing the victim several times, Warrick fled the area.

The murder was captured on a nearby surveillance video. Warrick also confessed to the murder during the course of the investigation.

A sentencing date has been scheduled for August 6, 2024, at 2 p.m. Warrick faces Life in prison for First-Degree murder, plus additional time for the lesser related charges. 

Guilty

  • First-Degree Murder of Jasmine Lakesha Hicks
  • Wear and Carry of a Dangerous Weapon Concealed on or About His Person
  • Wear and Carry of a Dangerous Weapon with the Intent and Purpose of Injuring Jasmine Lakesha Hicks
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance to wit: Phencyclidine, with intent to distribute the said controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance to wit: Phencyclidine
  • Possession of a Regulated Firearm, to wit: Taurus 9mm handgun, after being convicted of a crime of violence



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