Brian Mayhew Convicted in 2011 Double Murder

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 10:06 PM EDT
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Man Convicted in 2011 Double Murder

Brian Mayhew

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A man was convicted Wednesday in the 2011 shooting deaths of two men in Capitol Heights.

Prosecutors said Brian Mayhew shot and killed Anthony McKelvin and Sean Ellis at a construction site near Rollins Avenue in Seat Pleasant, Md. after stealing Ellis' watches and retrieving approximately $1,500 in cash.

Mayhew was found guilty of first-degree murder and related charges in the deaths of the men and is facing a maximum sentence of life without parole.

Nicoh Mayhew was the star witness of the double murder, telling a grand jury his nephew Brian and friend Kenan Myers shot and killed the two men. Before he could testify in the actual trial, Nicoh was shot and killed and his 2-year-old son was shot and injured outside his mother's Seat Pleasant apartment in 2012.

Prosecutors showed evidence Wednesday that Nicoh's hit was ordered by his nephew while he was locked up in PG county jails.

“Brian Mayhew is a ruthless individual who clearly has no respect for human life, including his own,” Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement. “The cold blooded nature in which he killed Mr. Ellis and Mr. McKelvin, and allegedly had his own uncle killed, shows us that he does not belong in society ever again.”

Myers will go on trial in March and those accused of killing Nicoh Mayhew will go on trial in September.

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