Police arrest Hyattsville man in 2013 Davidsonville murder

Nicole Burgess was found dead from stab wounds

  • Anne Arundel County police have arrested Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of Hyattsville, in relation to the March 2013 death of Nicole C. Burgess.
Anne Arundel County police have arrested Terrence Robert Proctor,… (Anne Arundel County Police )
September 29, 2014|Staff reports | The Baltimore Sun

A Prince George's County man has been arrested and charged in connection with the March 2013 targeted attack and killing of Davidsonville resident Nicole Burgess.

On Monday, Anne Arundel County police announced the arrest of Terrence Robert Proctor, 37, of the 4100 block of Oliver Street, Hyattsville, on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter.

The body of 37-year-old Nicole C. Burgess had been found on March 22, 2013, by officers who responded to the 3300 block of Royale Glen Court in Davidsonville for a report of a death. Both Burgess and a dog at the residence died of multiple stab wounds, police said.

Monday, police said homicide detectives interviewed witnesses and sorted through numerous pieces of evidence since the killing, and a suspect was identified as a result.

Police said they believe Proctor and Burgess had a business relationship related to the distribution of illicit drugs, and believe the motive for Burgess' killing is rooted in that business relationship. Police said they cannot discuss specifics of statements taken or evidence obtained since this case is pending prosecution and is still under investigation.

Police said that working with the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office, a detective with the force presented evidence to the Anne Arundel County Grand Jury on Sept. 26. The grand jury then secured an arrest warrant charging Proctor.

On Friday afternoon, Proctor was arrested without incident during a traffic stop, police said.

Police said the case is still under investigation, and anyone with information may call the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. They may also leave a message on the Criminal Investigation Division Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

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