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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2018 murder of sales rep inside model home in Hanover

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 17:24:21-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The man charged with murdering a sales and marketing representative working inside a Hanover model home has been sentenced to life in prison.

19-year-old Dillon Augustyniak entered a guilty plea to first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence on August 22, 2019.

Augustyniak robbed and shot the victim on December 5, 2018 at a model home in the 7500 block of Newmanstown Drive site in Hanover, MD where Steven Wilson was working.

"Steven Wilson's presence of mind and stoic response during this attack allowed him to contact 911, where the killer's voice was recorded and ultimately used as evidence to convict him. While there is nothing that can restore the Wilson family after this senseless murder, it is my hope that by knowing that his actions helped capture Augustyniak, they have some sense of justice and know that he will not be free to harm others," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.

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

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.