24-Year-Old Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder


According to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, “Today, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, before the Honorable Harry Storm, defendant, Malik Jefferson, 24, of Silver Spring, was convicted by a jury on charges of Second-Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in Commission of Crime of Violence, and Robbery.

Jefferson faces a maximum of 75 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 8, 2024.

This stems from an incident on February 17th, 2022, at the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Fletcher Place in Rockville, where officers with Montgomery County Police and Rockville City Police found 22-year-old Jose Osvaldo Genao Romero, suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at an area hospital.

The defendants had picked up the victim outside of his home and drove him to the location of the murder. A nearby surveillance camera captured the attack on video. An ensuing police investigation led to the arrests of the accused shooter, Jefferson, and his co-defendant, Jackson Garcia, 20, of Silver Spring.

Garcia was convicted by a jury in July of 2023 on charges of First-Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in Commission of Crime of Violence, Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

Garcia faces the potential of life in prison when he is sentenced on February 16th, 2024.

“This is yet another case of a marijuana deal gone bad in Montgomery County resulting in murder. The purchasing of marijuana within the black-market, which continues to exist despite legal changes that have taken place in the state of Maryland, remains extremely dangerous. We thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Peter Larson and Lauren Turner for their successful prosecution following this senseless loss of life,” said State’s Attorney John McCarthy”

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