March 7, 2019
Yet another murder that could have been avoided if the victim had taught his son – who owed drug money to the killer and his brother – about the dangers of blacks.
I suppose that would be asking too much from a boomer, though.
An Annapolis man has been re-charged with murder in the 2017 shooting death of a man as he awaits to be sentenced in a separate federal drug investigation.
Calum Thomas, 21, is charged with common law murder and firearms offenses in the shooting death of Terry Crouse, 55, on Jan. 2, 2017.
Common law murder allows prosecutors to charge someone with first- and second-degree murder, as well as manslaughter, allowing a jury or a judge to convict someone of anything from pre-meditated murder to a self-defense killing.
Crouse was found shot in the front yard of his home on Kimberwicke Place outside Annapolis on Jan. 2.
Thomas and his brother, Christian Thomas, were charged with murder in Crouse’s death, but state prosecutors dropped the charges a few months later as federal officials pursued a drug case against the two. Christian Thomas has not been re-charged, court records show.
Police said Crouse’s son owed a significant amount of money to the Thomas brothers and fled town.
While federal prosecutors did reference Crouse’s death in court documents, neither of the brothers faced federal murder charges in relation to the shooting.
Rather, the case looked to have been focused on the two’s alleged drug dealing prior to Crouse’s death.