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Dad indicted in murder of mom, 2-year-old daughter; didn't want to pay child support (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)


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Mother, Toddler Slain; Girl's Father Indicted

Prince George's County Police say the father of a 2-year-old has admitted killing the child and her mother, an elementary school teacher.

By Deb Belt (Patch Staff) -  April 1, 2016 6:27 pm ET

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — The father of a two-year-old girl he reportedly gunned down – angered by a court order to pay child support – was formally indicted Friday in the child’s death, as well as her mother’s murder.

NeShante Davis, 26, and her two-year-old daughter, Chloe Nichole Davis-Green, both of Fort Washington, were shot to death Feb. 2.

Prince George’s County Police say Chloe’s father, recently ordered to pay $600 a month in child support, killed the pair.

Daron Maurice Boswell-Johnson, 25, of Forestville, was indicted by a grand jury with two counts of murder, plus two counts of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Prosecutors say Boswell-Johnson lay in wait for Davis in her apartment’s parking lot, the pair argued, and he shot the mother and daughter.

“This is really the unspeakable and the unthinkable, that you would have a parent who executes their own child,” John Erzen, a spokesman with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, told WTOP.

Police said Boswell-Johnson has admitted his involvement in the mother/daughter homicide.

He is charged with two counts of first- and second-degree murder.

Co-workers, friends, family and parents from Davis’ school gathered in February to remember her as a hard-working mother who graduated from Bowie State University to pursue her dream of being a teacher.

Davis was in her first year as a second-grade teacher at Bradbury Heights Elementary School in Capitol Heights.

“I’m a teacher here and she was a wonderful person,” Judy Pirnia told FOX DC.

And while they mourned Davis’ violent, untimely death, and that of her young daughter, many attending the vigil spoke of sharing love.

“It’s amazing how much love in this world. She had much love. A lot of people showed love toward her and her baby,” said Justin Walls, a cousin of Davis, according to WUSA.

The suspect remains in jail without bond. Boswell-Johnson faces life in prison if convicted in the shootings.