Baltimore man arrested for 2013 murder of UMES student

Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 18:43:14-04

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators identified Davonta Braxton as a suspect in the 2013 murder of Edmond St. Clair, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore student.

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According to investigators during a search of the crime scene, they recovered a folding knife. They say after the examination of Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division, DNA evidence was found on the knife. When police were able to identify Braxton as a possible suspect, they obtained DNA from him and forensics determined the DNA evidence found on the knife was a positive match with his DNA.

Police say Braxton has been charged on an indictment from a Somerset County Grand Jury with second-degree murder, manslaughter, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

Braxton is waiting for an appearance before a court commissioner.