Teenager Pleads Guilty to Murder for the Death of a Man Outside Bethesda Target

Today in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Joshua Wright, 17, of Bethesda, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the death of Lawrence Wilson Jr. on December 19th, 2021. According to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, Wright faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on October 12th, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. Co-defendant, Antonio Lawrence, is set for trial beginning February 6, 2023.

From our original December 24 article:
“He was a devoted father of six. A loving son who would do anything for anyone…even if it was his last dollar. The last thing he said to me was ‘love you mom.’ ” said Karena Wilson, the mother of  Lawrence Wilson Jr.

Lawrence Richard Wilson, Jr. was a 2006 graduate of Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery Village.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division, Homicide Section arrested and charged two juveniles and an 18-year-old with first degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery, following the death of a 33-year-old male in Bethesda.

16-year-old Antonio Lawrence, 17-year-old Joshua Wright, and 18-year-old Blaise Uchemadu, all from Bethesda, are accused of killing 33-year-old Lawrence Richard Wilson, Jr. on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

On Monday, December 20, a caller contacted the Second District Station to report that they had information regarding the stabbing death of a man at the Target on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. Later the same day, Joshua Wright arrived at the Second District Station to report that he witnessed the stabbing at the Target.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening, Second District officers responded on scene and located an adult male in a stairwell with trauma to his body.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


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Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

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FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

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