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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, twenty-eight-year-old Lawrence Rogers, Jr. of Capitol Heights was sentenced to serve five consecutive life sentences, four of which are without the possibility of parole for killing four people and the attempted murder of another. In addition, he received 100 years for five counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and 15 years for illegal firearm possession. Twenty-five years of that time are mandatory.
In June 2016, Lawrence Rogers, Jr. went to a home on Orleans Avenue in Forestville and shot multiple people: Carlina Gray, 50; Jan Parks, 55 and Allen Rowlett, 60. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were critically wounded and taken to a hospital. The fourth person, Harold Williams, 65, died months later.
Rogers was convicted of a total of 17 charges including four counts of first degree murder and four counts of second degree murder on September 27, 2019.
“This horrific and heinous crime committed by Mr. Rogers is a blatant disregard for human life. There is no indication that he knew the victims and there are still unanswered questions for the families,” said State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “While there is no consolation for this tremendous loss, we believe that justice was served today. This hefty sentence illustrates that we will protect our community from individuals like him. We can now rest in knowing that this violent man will never walk the streets of Prince George’s County again. This substantial prison sentence would not have been possible if not for the diligence of the senior prosecutor on this case as well as the fine work of the Prince George’s County Police Department.”
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