Silver Spring Man Who Killed Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison

Silver Spring Man Who Killed Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison

Kairee Deyonte Dorsey was convicted in June of first-degree murder

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Kairee Deyonte Dorsey

Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office

A Silver Spring man who killed a Germantown teenager in 2017 during a marijuana deal was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Kairee Deyonte Dorsey, 28, was found guilty in June of killing Andrew Turner, 18, of Germantown, on Dec. 16, 2017 at Turner’s apartment at 12900 block of Falling Water Circle.

According to police, Dorsey traveled from Silver Spring with Christopher Arthur Breeden Jr. to Turner’s house, where he was selling marijuana.

Police were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. that day and found Turner suffering from a gunshot wound. Turner died at the scene.

Dorsey was arrested on Feb. 28, 2018, during a traffic stop. Authorities say he was wearing and transporting a handgun.

Police later found evidence linking Dorsey to the killing of Turner. When police arrested Breeden on March 2, 2018, he told them Dorsey shot Turner and took marijuana before the two fled.

Dorsey and Breeden were both charged with first-degree murder.

Dorsey was found guilty on June 11.

In addressing the court, Dorsey said he was sorry for the pain Turner’s family experienced, but he didn’t kill Turner.

“I cannot take responsibility for a murder that I did not commit,” he said.

Breeden is “cooperating” with prosecutors and is scheduled for sentencing in early November, according to state’s attorney’s office spokesman Ramon Korionoff.

During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Harry Storm said there was “no doubt” in his mind that Dorsey was the shooter.

Storm recounted a number of past crimes Dorsey had been involved in, including robberies that dated to 2011. Efforts to rehabilitate Dorsey have not worked, Storm said.

Prosecutor Mark Anderson noted that Dorsey failed to stay out of jail for more than six months since he turned 18. He said the state “tried everything we can with him,” in trying to prevent him from reoffending.

“Mr. Dorsey is a danger to the community because of his own actions,” Anderson said.

Several members of Turner’s family attended the hearing, including his father, Eric Turner, who wore a shirt bearing the name and image of his late son.

“He has destroyed this family, and I’m not saying that lightly,” he said, while addressing the court.

State’s Attorney John McCarthy, in a press conference, said Dorsey’s history played a role in the sentencing.

“Mr. Dorsey, in light of his extensive criminal history, has forfeited his right to stay in the community,” he said.

McCarthy said he thinks Dorsey intended to take money in addition to stealing marijuana. He reiterated a point he made earlier this week — that all drug-related homicides within the past two years in the county have involved marijuana.

“Marijuana is the only drug that’s involved in any of the drug distribution cases,” he said.

“This is an 18-year old boy. … He was selling marijuana. I guess he naively thought there was little risk in it. Sadly, he was wrong.”

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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