Maryland Father Indicted in Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter, Her Mother

The Maryland man who confessed to killing his 2-year-old daughter and her mother has been indicted. 

Daron Boswell-Johnson, 25, was charged with two counts of murder and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in the deaths of NeShante Davis their daughter, Chloe, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Friday. 

“To kill your own child is an unspeakable and unthinkable crime,” Alsobrooks said.

Davis was putting her daughter into a car seat on Feb. 2, when Boswell-Johnson approached her outside her Fort Washington, Maryland, apartment and demanded she drop her ongoing child support order, court documents say. Boswell-Johnson then shot the mother and daughter multiple times. 

Boswell-Johnson later confessed to the murders, telling police he was angry about being ordered to pay $600 a month in child support after a paternity test determined he was Chloe's father. 

“To kill your own child is an unspeakable and unthinkable crime,” Alsobrooks said. “We will prosecute this case aggressively to ensure that Mr. Johnson is held fully accountable for his actions.”

Davis was a second-grade teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights, according to the school's website. She worked for years as a teacher's aide at the school and was in the middle of her first year teaching after recently graduating from Bowie State University.


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Boswell-Johnson remains in police custody. His next court date is pending. 

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