MURDER USA: Cunning Killer? Prosecutor says Jamal Speaks Covered Up Accidental Shooting by Faking Suicide of His Girlfriend
Now Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter and Obstruction of Justice; Former Prosecutor Alsobrooks dumped gun Charges in 2018
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – A man who tried to fake his girlfriend’s suicide by putting the gun that killed her in her hand when he was responsible for her death, will now be held accountable.
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy announced that Jamal Tavon Speaks, 19, was indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury Thursday, May 31, 2019, for involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice, use of a firearm in a felony, and other related charges for allegedly shooting and killing Saniya Floyd, 18.
Speaks had been initially charged with first and second-degree murder on May 1, 2019.
“This is a tragic situation in which Saniya Floyd, a young girl who recently graduated from high school, lost her life and our office will seek justice on behalf of Ms. Floyd and her family,” State’s Attorney Braveboy said.
Speaks and Floyd had been dating for years before his reckless gunplay that ended her life.
The indictment also charges Speaks, of 7609 Greenleaf Road, Landover, Md., with possession of a firearm by a person under 21.
If convicted on these charges, Speaks faces up to 38 years in prison. Speaks has an initial arraignment on June 21, 2019, and is committed in the Prince Georges County Jail.
Camara L. Mintz is listed as the attorney for Speaks.
Speaks has been tooling around PG County with a gun before the day he allegedly killed Saniyah Floyd. On July 27, 2018, Speaks was arrested and charged with having a handgun in a vehicle and three other related firearm charges. On August 24, 2018, the former States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, who fostered a lenient treatment of gun-toting criminals during her tenure in office, dropped all the charges. Had Alsobrooks sent Speaks to the slammer, Floyd would be alive today.
Speaks was arrested for theft and auto theft on July 5, 2018, by Maryland State Trooper Khan and Alsobrooks dropped those charges on Aug. 24, 2018.
Alsobrooks was elected Prince Georges County Executive in 2018.
An angel was called home on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Saniyah was born in Washington, D.C., on August 16, 2000, to Tamela Clinkscale and DeShawn Floyd.
Saniyah graduated from Central High School in May 2018 alongside her fraternal twin sister Saniyah.
Saniyah was a talented and beautiful entrepreneur. She also loved to travel, spend time with her family and friends, and she loved the latest fashions.
Saniyah’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her family.