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Fourth man arrested in case of body found in burning vehicle

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Local,DC,Maryland,Crime,Naomi Jagoda,Prince Georges County

A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the 2011 slaying of a Capitol Heights man whose body was found in a burning vehicle.

Jermaine Livingston, 41, of Southeast D.C., was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Antwain Henderson, D.C. police said. Livingston is being held without bond.

Three other men -- Sean Hawkins, Anthony Campbell and Phillip Glover -- were arrested last year in connection with the incident. Hawkins and Campbell face murder charges, and Glover was indicted on charges of evidence tampering and being an accessory to murder, according to court records.

On Aug. 31, 2011, D.C. police heard a gunshot in the area of 5825 Field Place NE but could not find a victim or any evidence of a shooting. A few hours later, Prince George's County firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire in Capitol Heights and found Henderson's body. Officials determined that Henderson had died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to court documents.

Not long after the incident, Hawkins told police that Campbell shot Henderson during an argument outside a home at the Field Street address. Livingston then came from out of the home and told Campbell and others that the police were in front of the home.

Hawkins told police that he, Campbell and Livingston dragged the victim into the home and cleaned up the area where Henderson was shot. The men then put Henderson in trash bags and moved the victim from the residence to his own vehicle, according to court documents.

Campbell then planned to drive the vehicle into Maryland and set it on fire. But the defendants couldn't find Henderson's keys, so Glover retrieved a tow truck that he owned, and then Glover and Campbell attached Henderson's vehicle to the tow truck, court papers stated.

Henderson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a 2003 shooting with multiple victims, including Campbell. Months before Henderson was slain, a witness heard Campbell say that he wanted to kill Henderson, according to court documents.

When police interviewed Livingston in May 2012, he acknowledged that he was inside the Field Street home when police canvassed the area but denied knowing anything about Henderson's slaying.

Livingston had been arrested in Prince George's County and charged with a 2012 homicide but was acquitted by a jury earlier this month, according to online court records.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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