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Man pleads guilty to 2018 murder of sales rep inside model home in Hanover

Posted at 7:04 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 12:11:28-04

HANOVER, Md. (WMAR) — The man charged with murdering a sales and marketing representative working inside a Hanover model home pleaded guilty Thursday.

It was around 5 p.m. on December 5, 2018 when then 18-year-old Dillon Nicholas Augustyniak entered the model home in the 7500 block of Newmanstown Drive and robbed and shot 33-year-old Steven Wilson to death.

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Responding Anne Arundel County officers first found Wilson dead inside suffering from some form of trauma to the upper body.

Investigators were unsure exactly what happened to Wilson at the time but found clear signs of a struggle.

An autopsy later confirmed Wilson had been shot to death.

After receiving tips from the community, and 31 straight hours of investigation, multiple pieces of evidence were discovered during an overnight search of the neighborhood, which led detectives to Augustyniak.

He was found and placed under arrest two days later on a Friday morning.

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Augustyniak plead guilty to first degree murder and use of a firearm in a violent crime.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 23, at 9 a.m.