Maryland investigators have been searching for a man who was reported missing from Hagerstown. The police have since found what they believe to be the man’s remains. The body was discovered in Upper Marlboro. Another man has been arrested and is now facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder in connection with the incident.
The accused is being held in jail with no bond set. He is 57 years old and was arrested in Prince George’s County. While prosecutors have filed at least three criminal charges against the man, the exact cause of death has not yet been determined. Police say investigators found evidence at the crime scene that led them to make the arrest.
Prosecutors must prove charges beyond a reasonable doubt
Detectives have not stated why they believe the accused committed the murder. Sometimes, cases are dismissed due to a lack of evidence, though it remains to be seen if that will occur in this instance. When a case like this goes to trial, a jury must find a defendant not guilty if they have even a single reasonable doubt that he or she committed the crime in question.
Between the filing of criminal charges in a Maryland court and a trial date, a person accused has every right to meet with an experienced defense attorney to discuss his or her case and seek guidance as to what type of defense strategy might be most effective. Most people facing murder charges prefer to let an attorney do the talking for them in court. In fact, experienced legal representation is often the key to a positive outcome.