Man Gets Life For Maryland Trooper Murder | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Man Gets Life For Maryland Trooper Murder

Play associated audio
Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was killed in 2010.
Maryland State Police
Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown was killed in 2010.

A man found guilty of shooting an off-duty Maryland state trooper to death will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Cyril Cornelius Williams was convicted in February of first-degree murder in the June 2010 death of Trooper Wesley Brown. Brown was moonlighting as a part-time security guard at an Applebee's in Forestville. Prosecutors say Brown had Williams kicked out of the restaurant for being disruptive, and Williams exacted revenge by retrieving a gun, returning to the restaurant and killing the off-duty trooper.

In a Prince George's County courtroom this morning, Williams was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, plus 25 years.


Ann Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Ann Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo, Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.

Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.

For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.