Two Men Arrested in Slaying of UMD Student

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011  |  Updated 7:31 PM EDT
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Two men were arrested on murder charges in the death of University of Maryland student Justin Desha-Overcash.

Pat Collins

Two men were arrested on murder charges in the death of University of Maryland student Justin Desha-Overcash.

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Prince George's County police arrested two men in the January slaying of a University of Maryland student.

Justin Desha-Overcash, 22, was found shot to death Jan. 11 in a home in the 8800 block of 38th Avenue in College Park.

Stephan Weaver, 22, of Bowie, Md., and 23-year-old Deandre Williams, of northeast Washington, were taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

Police believe the motive was robbery.

NBC Washington's Pat Collins reported that police believe the suspects thought the house was a drug house and went there to rob it. Sources said Williams is the suspected masked gunman and Weaver is suspected of picking the house and driving the gunman to it, Collins reported.

Weaver is being held without bond at the Dept. of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, Md. Williams was arrested in D.C. and is currently awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip on line.

There is a $25,000 reward being offered for any information in this case.

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