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Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper's Slaying Appears in Court

Suspect in Off-Duty Trooper's Slaying Appears in Court

Cadets searched for evidence outside Applebee's in June after Trooper Wesley Brown was killed. Brown, 24, was a 3 1/2 year veteran of the police force. (WTOP Photo/Kristi King)

WTOP.com | Associated Press

September 23, 2010

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – The man accused with killing an off-duty Maryland state trooper earlier this summer made his first court appearance Wednesday, where a detective testified the man retaliated after the cop tossed him out of a restaurant.

Cyril Williams, currently being held without bond in state prison in Jessup, Md., faces five first-degree murder charges in the June slaying of Trooper Wesley Brown.

On Wednesday, Detective Kenneth Doyle testified at the preliminary hearing that Anthony Milton II, who also faces murder charges in the case, told authorities that Williams, 28, waited by a tree and shot Brown as he left a Forrestville Applebee’s.

Williams attorney suggested at the hearing that Milton is not telling the truth.

Brown had escorted Williams out of that restaurant earlier after a dispute over an unpaid bill. Authorities had not specified who pulled the trigger.

Doyle says the handgun was later recovered in Milton’s backyard.

Prosecutors in the case say they are unsure whether they will pursue the death penalty for Williams, due to new death penalty standards.

They have 30 days to indict Williams. A trial date will be set after then.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP and the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    revCCBeasley

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    Rest in Peace & may God bless you, your family and co-workers.

    I used to live in that area and I still have Trooper friends there. Be safe.

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