Man to Go on Trial for Ordering Uncle's Murder

A Prince George’s County man who is already serving a life sentence will stand trial for ordering his uncle's murder.

Brian Mayhew and two co-defendants, Stanley Winston and Anthony Cannon, are facing first degree murder and other related charges in the 2012 death of Brian's uncle Nicoh Mayhew. Brian's trial, which is expected to last two weeks, begins Monday. 

Nicoh was the star witness in the double murder of two men in 2011. He later told a grand jury that his nephew Brian and friend Kenan Myers shot and killed the two men. But before he could testify in the actual trial, Nicoh was killed and his 2-year-old son was injured in a shooting outside his mother's Seat Pleasant apartment in 2012.

Prosecutors say Brian ordered the hit on his uncle while he was locked up in county jail.

A judge later allowed Nicoh's grand jury testimony to be used in Brian's murder trial. Nicoh's testimony and the prosecution's evidence led to Brian's conviction last year. He was sentenced to life in prison. 

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