A Fort Washington, Maryland man who is awaiting trial in a case stemming from a police officer's death in a crash during a pursuit is now facing some new charges involving witness retaliation and obstruction of justice.
Prince George's County prosecutors say Kevon Neal, who was indicted Thursday, sought to have a witness killed.
Neal already faces manslaughter and other charges after authorities say he and another man stole a car and fled police in August 2012. Officer Adrian Morris, 23, died in a crash in a pursuit of the vehicle.
"When you lose a police officer, especially in this type of senseless death, you feel in your heart," retired police officer Dan Morris said at Morris' funeral.
Prosecutors say Neal sent a letter from jail soliciting a hit against a witness who testified at his January trial, which ended in a mistrial. That witness is expected to testify at Neal's retrial next month.
Prosecutors plan to consolidate the witness retaliation charges with the earlier charges.