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The fatal shooting in November of a young mother in Oxon Hill was a retaliatory action by a group of people who mistakenly believed that the woman's boyfriend had killed a friend of theirs the day before, according to charging documents.
Antonio Marcel Randall, 28, and Nathan Jonathan Farmer, 24, both of Oxon Hill, were arrested Thursday and face first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 29-year-old Kaya Dejuna Wilson, according to Prince George's County police.
Wilson, a mother of two, was shot in the leg and upper body as she tried to escape from the apartment after a group of men broke in Nov. 19, apparently looking for her boyfriend, who was not there. The day before, Jakari Butlerm, 20, was fatally stabbed in front of an apartment at 1004 Marcy Avenue, one apartment down from the apartment where Wilson lived with her boyfriend.
According to charging documents, witnesses told police that Mr. Farmer was heard saying he believed that Wilson's boyfriend was responsible for Butler's death and that he and others planned to kill him.
The next evening, a group of people went to the building in the Colonial Village Apartments where Wilson lived. Charging documents state that at least two people kicked in the door of Wilson's apartment, found her inside and shot her.
Reached Thursday by phone, Wilson's mother, Deborah Wilson, declined to talk at length.
"I am happy they were arrested," she said.
It is unclear from court records what led Mr. Farmer and Mr. Randall to believe Wilson's boyfriend was responsible for Butler's death. But just three days after Butler's fatal stabbing, police made an arrest in his killing.
Michael Douglas Nealy, 35, of Alexandria has since been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in Butler's death and is set to face trial in December.
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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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