A 17-year-old Washington, DC, youth has been found guilty of murdering a 19-year-old Wheaton man in Silver Spring on Dec. 21, 2010, according to a statement from the office of John J. McCarthy, state’s attorney for Montgomery County.
Trenton Robinson, referred to as "Smokey/Trenton" by a witness, was 15 when he, Corey Yates (then 21) and a third person set out to buy marijuana from Doodley Derose at 1616 Huchinson Ln., Silver Spring, according to Robinson’s charging documents. A little while later, the third person called the witness to say that Robinson and Yates had shot Derose, the charging documents added.
Police found Derose lying on the kitchen floor, suffering from a gunshot wound, and he died a short time later at a hospital, according to Robinson's charging documents.
Robinson was charged with first-degree murder, using a handgun to commit violence, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit murder, according to the statement from the county’s state’s attorney’s office. He was tried in the county’s circuit court and was found guilty on Friday. He faces up to life in prison when sentenced in January, officials said.
Yates was arrested Jan. 3, 2011. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Jan. 10, 2012, Homicide Watch reported, and was convicted, Ramón V. Korionoff of the county's state's attorney's office reported to Patch.