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P.G. teen who murdered after warrant foul-up gets 40-year sentence
A 19-year-old Capitol Heights man who fatally shot one man and wounded another in a domestic dispute after the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office failed for more than a year to arrest him on an open warrant was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison, Prince George's County prosecutors said.
Donte Dominique Douglass was convicted of second-degree murder in September for a January shooting in Forestville that killed Corteza Livingston and injured Livingston's brother, Demicio Livingston.
Prosecutors said Douglass drove to Demicio Livingston's home on Jan. 8 with Carla Williams and two others to drop Miss Williams' 2-year-old son with Demicio Livingston, the child's father. The child's parents began to fight, and the disturbance drew other people, including Douglass and the people who had been in the car with him and Miss Williams.
Demicio Livingston began arguing with Douglass and the people who had been in the car. Corteza Livingston, Demicio's brother, intervened and tried to persuade Douglass and the people who came with Miss Williams to get back in their car.
Douglass took out a semi-automatic weapon and opened fire, fatally shooting Corteza Livingston, who was struck eight times. Demicio Livingston was shot twice in the leg and survived his injuries.
The incident occurred more than a year after a warrant had been issued in October 2009 for Douglass on charges of attempted murder. Sheriff's deputies neglected to serve the warrant, Douglass was only served after he was identified as a suspect in the Livingston murder case.
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