Man indicted for death of Baltimore associate pastor

Posted at 1:18 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 13:18:21-05

 On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against a Baltimore man. 

Four of Davon Carter's counts are related to the murder of Latrina Ashburne, an associate pastor. For those charges, Carter is facing a possible death sentence or mandatory life in prison. 

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According to police, Ashburne was getting into her car on May 27, 2016, when she was approached by an unidentified male suspect. She tried to run but was shot in the upper body and later died in a hospital. 

The indictment says Carter killed Ashburne with intent to retaliate against a witness and to prevent the attendance and testimony of a person. The witness, who was the indented target, was not identified in the indictment. 

Carter is also charged with illegal possession of ammunition the day of the murder, as well as possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Those charges carry a maximum term of 10 years in prison.