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New Charge for Man Facing Trial in Officer's Death



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    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.

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    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.