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UPDATE: COLLINS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF LYNN MAHER
Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington announced that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial, convicted Gregory Deshawn Collins, 23, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Felony Murder of Lynn Maher, Armed Robbery, and related charges.
On October 1, 2020, officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located in the 3300 block of Middletown Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered victim Lynn Maher, an employee of 7-11, deceased at the scene.
An investigation revealed that on the night of the incident, a male suspect entered the store and selected a 7-11 brand tea bottle. He then approached the sales counter, where Maher was working as a cashier. The suspect brandished a handgun and announced a robbery. Maher removed all the money from the register till and gave it to the suspect. She showed the empty register till to the suspect, who pointed a handgun at her and pulled the trigger.
The bullet struck Maher in the head, killing her. After shooting Maher, the suspect put the money, a total of $249.69, in his pocket and fled the scene. Surveillance of the incident showed that the suspect, later identified as Collins, was wearing a distinct pair of blue jeans and blue tennis shoes. A photograph was discovered of Collins wearing blue shoes on September 7, 2020, consistent with what was worn during the robbery and murder.
Further, a search and seizure warrant was executed at Collins’ residence. During the search, a pair of blue jeans were recovered that were consistent with the suspect from the robbery and murder. During the course of the investigation, Collins confessed to robbing the store and shooting Maher. DNA evidence also linked Collins to the robbery and murder. Collins will be sentenced on August 2, 2022. At sentencing, Collins faces life plus 20 years in prison.
WALDORF, MD. – In a case of good police work, the Charles County Sheriff’s Department has landed a Waldorf creep back into the Charles County Jail where he will be held pending trial for the murder of a clerk that he shot to death on his own birthday.
Police Spokeswoman Diane Richardson reports that through an extensive investigation and coordination with the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Gregory DeShawn Collins Jr., 22, of Waldorf, was located and apprehended in Georgia on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry reports that Collins has been extradited back from Georgia and is now sitting in the slammer in Charles County awaiting trial for the murder of 7-Eleven clerk Lynn Marie Maher. Collins is charged with robbing Maher in the 7-Eleven store on Middletown Road on October 1, 2020, and then shooting her to death in cold blood.
Detectives worked closely with Corporal Eric Baker, a Charles County Officer assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force, to determine Collins’ location. Due to the tireless efforts by Cpl. Baker, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Collins was apprehended without incident.
Gregory Deshawn Collins, (DOB 10/01/1998) of 6228 Wolverine Place, Waldorf, Md, was held on the thirteen criminal indictments issued by the Charles County Grand Jury on October 27, 2020.
Collins is currently facing criminal charges of malicious property destruction and malicious property destruction which were filed by Charles County Officer T. Thayer on December 2, 2019, in Charles County District Court.
Collins was released from jail on September 7, 2020, and three weeks later decided to commit robbery and murder, according to police.
Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington gave Collins an easy break on August 15, 2019 when he agreed to a plea deal on robbery, theft and assault charges. In return for Collins pleading guilty to theft and assault charges, both of which are misdemeanors, Covington dropped the felony robbery charges. THE DEAL: Collins was sentenced to three years in prison with all but 14 days suspended, which enabled Collins to continue to pursue a life of crime.