Murder USA Keyshaun Mason stabbed to death by his mom’s boyfriend
OXON HILL, MD. — Another bloody day in the suburban wasteland of murder, just a few miles from the White House.
This time, a man has been arrested for stabbing the teenage son of his live-in girlfriend to death and attempting to murder his brother.
The Prince George’s County Police Department has made an arrest in a stabbing this morning which left a 14-year-old boy dead. The suspect is 48-year-old Sean James Crawford of 627 Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 14-year-old Keyshaun Dewayne Mason, of the same address. Crawford was arrested on scene.
On October 19, 2015, at approximately 7:25 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Audrey Lane for the report of an assault. Once on scene, they found two teens suffering from stab wounds. They were both taken to a local hospital where Mason was pronounced deceased. The second victim, Nathaniel DeBerry Jr., 18, of the same address, was treated at the hospital and released.
Preliminarily, detectives believe this stemmed from an argument. Crawford was the live-in boyfriend of the teens’ mother. Crawford will be charged with first-degree murder. He is also being charged with attempted first and second-degree murder on the surviving victim, Nathaniel Dewayne DeBerry Jr., and Crawford is expected to be held on a no-bond status.
Crawford faces a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16, 2015 in Upper Marlboro.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
Almost one year to the day before Crawford was charged with stabbing Keyshaun Mason to death, a peace order to stay away from, not abuse, contact or enter the residence which turned into a bloodbath on Oct. 20, 2015. A hearing was held on April 14, 2014 and expired on Oct. 21, 2014.
Charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and failing to obey a lawful order filed on March 22, 2014 were put on the Stet Docket on May 14, 2014 by Prince Georges States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Crawford paid no fine and served on time in connection with these charges, according to court records. Crawford had a taxpayer-paid attorney representing him in the plea deal with Alsobrooks.
A peace order sought by Joan M. Jones on Dec. 18, 2012 against Crawford in Prince Georges District Court ended with a judgement of acquittal on July 19, 2013.
Cross-filing of complaints between Jones and Crawford have kept the courts busy in Upper Marlboro and Rockville. Charges brought by Jones against Crawford for assault and telephone misuse on May 26, 2012 were dropped by States Attorney Alsobrooks on Dec. 20, 2012.
A domestic violence peace order issued by the District Court for Prince George’s County was leveled against Crawford on Sept. 1, 2012 and expired on Sept. 11, 2013.
Crawford was ordered to pay child support in Marion County, Oregon in 2006.
Lakisha Maria Jenkins, the murdered boy’s mother was allegedly in a heated argument with Crawford when the boy tried to defend his mother. Court records alleged that Crawford armed himself with a kitchen knife and barricaded himself and Jenkins in a bedroom after several hours of fighting. Jenkin’s two sons then stormed the door to the bedroom when Crawford then attacked them both with the kitchen knife, much like a scene out of a horror movie.
Crawford then attempted to flee when he was caught by arriving patrol officers.