Teenager indicted in Aug. killing of girl, 15

Youth, 16, also accused in wounding of man

March 22, 2006|By ANDREA F. SIEGEL | ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER

A 16-year-old from Severn has been indicted on first-degree murder and a related charge in the fatal shooting of a runaway teenage girl and the wounding of her companion.

The indictment against Deante Littlejohn was unsealed yesterday, according to a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office.

The teenager is being held without bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Keisha Lane, 15, of Hagerstown was fatally shot Aug. 17 in a community near Fort Meade.

Officials said she had run away from group foster care.

Her companion, Joshua David Doyle, then 19, of Laurel was shot and wounded.

Littlejohn is charged with attempted first-degree murder in Doyle's shooting.

Keisha Lane and Doyle were in a car with a 14-year-old Odenton boy and a 20-year-old Laurel man near Fort Meade when they stopped and got out of near Robin Court, police said at the time.

Another car with three people in it pulled up, and someone got out and fired into the car the two victims were in before leaving the area, police said.

Facing an April 6 trial on charges of being an accessory to the shootings and carrying a concealed weapon is Theodis Curry, 18, also of Severn.

Authorities believe that Curry was the driver of the second car.

Littlejohn was charged as an adult.

If convicted, he could receive a life sentence in prison.

andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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