Case against man accused of killing teacher moves forward

WASHINGTON — The case against the man accused of killing a teacher and her two-year-old daughter in a dispute over child support is moving forward.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday morning, but the lawyer for 25-year-old Daron Boswell-Johnson waived the hearing, agreeing there was enough evidence for the case to proceed.

In charging documents, Prince George’s County Police said Boswell-Johnson confessed to shooting 26-year-old NeShante Davis and her 2-year-old daughter.

A police spokesperson later said Boswell-Johnson was the child’s father.

Police said that after the Feb. 2 killings, Boswell-Johnson admitted to driving to Davis’ home, waiting for her to come out, and confronting her about ongoing child support claims at gunpoint before shooting the two victims.

“That’s still certainly the theory that we’re working under,” says John Erzen, a spokesman with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Within the next 30 days, prosecutors must finish their investigation and move forward with a possible grand jury indictment.

“While in this case, we feel very strongly about the defendant’s involvement in this, we still need to do all of our due diligence,” Erzen says.

In general, that includes items such as processing crime scene evidence and securing witness testimony, he said.

John Aaron

John Aaron is a news anchor and reporter for WTOP. After starting his professional broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for WGET and WGTY in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he went on to spend several years in the world of sports media, working for Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network Radio, and WTOP.

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