Teen accused in D.C. cabbie's death indicted in Waldorf slaying

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

A 17-year-old Waldorf man who is already charged with killing a District cab driver has been indicted in the shooting death of a woman in Charles County and the wounding of her husband.

Joshua Terrell Mebane was formally charged this week with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the Oct. 26 shooting of Teresa Bass and her husband, Jerry Bass.

Mebane remains in custody in the D.C. jail for the Nov. 7 shooting death of cab driver Muhammad Quadar.

Charles County State's Attorney Anthony Covington said the District prosecutors will pursue their case first.

"As soon as his guilt or innocence has been determined in D.C., he will be brought to Charles County to stand trial on our charges," Covington said in a statement "I am probably being overly optimistic, but I am hoping to have Mr. Mebane in Charles County around summer time."

Mebane is also charged with multiple counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and possessing a handgun under the age of 21.

If convicted, Mebane faces a maximum of two life sentences plus 69 years.

According to charging documents, D.C. police received tips that a 17-year-old girl said her new boyfriend had robbed a D.C. cab driver whose death had been all over the news.

The girl, Linda Lee Bury, and Mebane had chatted online in October and met in person on Nov. 1.

D.C. police said Bury told them that Mebane had hailed a cab at the Greyhound bus terminal and directed the taxi cab to drive behind a school on the 1400 block of Brentwood Parkway NE.

Mebane then pulled out a pistol from a bag and shot the driver in the back of the skull.

The car suddenly accelerated, crashed into a tree and caught on fire with Muhammad's body inside.

Authorities say a gun found at Mebane's home linked him to the shooting of Teresa and Jerry Bass. Mebane lived in the same neighborhood.

The couple was shot while walking their dog.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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