Man is indicted on murder count in Parole killing

September 14, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man previously charged with being an accomplice to a June killing outside Club Hollywood in Parole and lying to police was indicted yesterday on a count of first-degree murder and several related charges in connection with the killing.

Vernon Dwight Gay, 21, of the Freetown area of Pasadena could receive a maximum of life imprisonment if convicted in the killing of Keyo Y. Williams. Williams, an Annapolis resident who was studying physical therapy, was celebrating his 25th birthday when he was fatally shot.

Initially, Delmar S. Turner, 23, of Columbia was charged in the killing.

Both men are in the Anne Arundel County jail.

What led to the new indictment is unclear, but Kristin Riggin, spokeswoman for the county state's attorney's office, said it came in the wake of a continuing investigation and laboratory analysis of the evidence.

At least five rounds were pumped into the crowded parking lot of the nightclub about 2 a.m. June 30, police said.

A relative of Williams' said the victim did not know Turner and that he was killed in retaliation for the April 13 killing of Byron Antoine Jones, 22, of Severn, who was fatally shot in an Annapolis public housing community after a fight at Club Hollywood. Police said Williams was not involved in the April killing. No arrest has been made in the killing of Jones.

Police have been called to the nightclub more than 100 times in a year.

Pub Date: 9/14/99

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