A man charged with fatally stabbing a Popeyes restaurant customer who reportedly had cut to the front of a line for chicken sandwich orders in November 2019 was convicted of second-degree murder, according to the Prince George’s County State's Attorney’s Office.
Ricoh McClain, 32, is scheduled for sentencing July 25.
Police said Kevin Tyrell Davis cut to the front of the line for chicken sandwiches when McClain confronted him at the restaurant in Oxon Hill.
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After a brief argument, Davis and McClain got out of line and exited the restaurant, and McClain immediately stabbed Davis one time, according to police.
The confrontation lasted about 15 seconds; Davis died at a hospital.
"This is a tragic incident in which a young man lost his life over a simple argument. I am pleased that the jury rendered this guilty verdict. My office is committed to holding those accountable who commit violent, heinous crimes such as murder in Prince George’s County,” State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said in a news release. “I hope that the family and loved ones of Mr. Davis find some comfort in this outcome.”
The crime gained national attention as it coincided with long lines across the country after the introduction of the popular new menu item.