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Clinton man sentenced for 2011 murder

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Local,Maryland,Ben Giles

A Clinton man was sentenced to life plus 20 years for the murder of a Bowie man during a home invasion in July 2011, the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office announced.

Prosecutors said John Haston and fellow Clinton-resident Craig Brooks entered the Bowie home of David Williams on July 12, 2011 disguised as Pepco employees. Brooks had entered the home the day before to perform a fake inspection disguised as a utility worker.

The two bound Williams' hands and feet before stealing approximately $1,200 in cash, a laptop, camera, jewelry and other electronic goods, then shooting Williams in the chest when his wife arrived home.

Haston was also found guilty of first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and several other charges.

Brooks had already pled guilty for his role in the crime, and was previously sentenced to 50 years.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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