Mother-Daughter Slaying Suspect Gets 100 Years for Home Invasions

Judge calls ex-UPS worker one of the “most hated” people in the county

By PAT COLLINS and ERIC TUCKER
|  Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012  |  Updated 6:58 PM EDT
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Jason Scott, 28, of Upper Marlboro, is sentenced to 100 years in jail for a string of burglaries, home invasions, carjackings and sexual abuse of a minor.

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Jason Scott, 28, of Upper Marlboro, is sentenced to 100 years in jail for a string of burglaries, home invasions, carjackings and sexual abuse of a minor.

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A man awaiting trial in the deaths of a mother and her daughter has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for crimes committed during dozens of armed home invasions and burglaries.

Jason Scott was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md.

"You were not a one-man crime wave," Judge Peter Messitte said. "You were a tsunami of crime. You are one of the foulest, most hated people in Prince George's County. You are a bad man."

He was convicted in July of crimes including armed carjacking, producing child pornography and stealing firearms. The crimes were committed during more than 50 burglaries -- including 29 residential -- and nine armed home invasion robberies, prosecutors said.

"Hands down one of the most dangerous people I've ever come across, because he's not committing these crimes for money," ATF Agent David Chetlak said. "He's not committing these crimes as part of a gang initiation or any type of criminal enterprise. He was just a sociopath who basically got off, was excited about committing these acts."

Scott, a computer whiz, used a database at the UPS facility where he worked to target the homes, according to the prosecution.

The case broke when someone told agents that Scott was selling weapons out of the trunk of his car.

"It was simply a case of what we called a concerned citizen at the time," Chetlak said. "He walked in and said, 'I've bought stolen goods from this guy before -- I know it's wrong -- but all of a sudden he's got silencers, machine guns, semi-automatic weapons and rifles, and there's something wrong about it and I wanted to tell the police.'"

Scott stole 30 weapons from JC Arms in Woodbine, Md. In a raid of Scott's Upper Marlboro home, agents found evidence linking him to burglaries and home invasions.

"Had we not stopped him that day, had he not broken into that gun store, had he not decided to be greedy and sell those guns to our informant, I have no doubt that he would not have been caught and he would be continuing what we'll call his reign of terror throughout Prince George's County and perhaps beyond," Chetlak said.

Scott still faces murder charges in the deaths of Delores Dewitt and her 20-year-old daughter, Ebony, in March 2009. Their bodies were found in a burning car in Largo, Md.

Police also are investigating Scott in another mother-daughter slaying.

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