Man enters guilty plea in connection with Waldorf murder

La Plata, MD - A Waldorf man entered a guilty plea Monday, Dec. 4 to two charges in connection with a murder in Waldorf in February of this year.

Charles Leon Thompson Jr. pleaded guilty to the charges of armed robbery and use of a handgun during a crime of violence.

Thompson, who was arrested nine days after the murder of Miaquita Gray, 26, of Lexington Park, was initially facing 26 charges, including first-degree murder.

Gray was shot outside of Beer 4 U in Waldorf on Feb. 4. She suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Investigators said a male victim, 24, was grazed in the leg during the shooting. It’s believe an altercation inside the establishment involving the male victim and suspects lead to the shooting outside of the sports bar.

A second suspect in the case, Anthony D’Angelo Wilkins, 33, of Waldorf, was arrested Feb. 12 in Emporia, VA, after a shootout with Virginia State Police. Wilkins was wounded in the shootout.

Thompson’s sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 28, 2018. reached out to Thompson’s attorney for comment. Public Defender Michael Beach said he has no comment on the case pending sentencing. also reached out to Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington regarding the plea deal and how it was reached. As of the publication of this article, our phone call has not been returned.

Wilkins trial has not yet been scheduled. He is facing 27 charges including first-degree murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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