Man Gets Life in Prison in Death of a Mother and Her Daughter

Police say Jason Scott is highly intelligent, likely committed three other murders

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    Investigators call him a skillful serial killer. Jason Scott will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a mother and daughter in their Prince Georg'e County home in 2009. As News4's Jackie Bensen reports, the two life sentences are a result of a plea deal that took place Wednesday afternoon. (Published Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013)

    A 30-year-old man was sentenced to two life terms Wednesday for killing a Prince George's County woman and her 20-year-old daughter in 2009.

    Former UPS worker Jason Thomas Scott of Upper Marlboro, Md., was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of nurse Delores Dewitt and her daughter, Ebony, a student. Their bodies were found in a burning car in Largo, Md. in 2009.

    Police now say Scott is linked to the murders of three other people, including another Prince George's County nurse and her daughter. Forty-five-year-old Karen Lofton and her 16-year-old daughter Karissa were found shot to death inside their locked home in January 2009.

    Scott tracked his victims through a computer at UPS where he worked. Police say he varied his methods in the Dewitt and Lofton murders so that an FBI profiler initially concluded the two murders were not connected.

    "I think he's the worst that we've ever seen. He's been characterized as very intelligent ... [but] he's flat, without emotion, no remorse whatsoever. He has, I imagine, all the characteristics of a serial killer," Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. 

    Scott is currently serving 100 years behind bars for various burglary charges of dozens of homes in the same area. Wednesday's plea eliminates most of the rights Scott would have to appeal the convictions.