BALTIMORE — A second man is now facing charges in connection to the death of a teacher and associate pastor back in 2016.
41-year-old Latrina Ashburne was a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary School and an associate pastor. 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.
Police believe Davon Carter and Clifton Mosley killed her in retaliation after someone talked to police about a crime, and to prevent someone else from testifying.
Davon Carter had already been indicted on charges related to the murder, and Mosley was indicted earlier this week, on murder, conspiracy, and witness retaliation charges.
“We take witness tampering and witness retaliation very seriously,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “Those who attempt to tamper with or retaliate against a witness will face federal prosecution and could receive a mandatory sentence of life in prison – or even the death penalty.”
The new indictment also adds a narcotics conspiracy, and two counts of using a cellular telephone to facilitate the commission of a felony to the charges Carter was already facing.
Both men could face sentences life in prison if they're convicted.