Teens Sentenced to 30 Years for Death of Rival Gang Member in Germantown

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Two teenagers were sentenced today for their involvement in a 2022 murder that occurred in Germantown.

According to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, “Today in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, the Honorable Cheryl McCally sentenced defendant Malik Hney, 17, of Kensington, to life in prison suspend all but 30 years to serve and five years of supervised probation upon release. On October 3, 2023, a jury found Hney guilty of Conspiracy to Commit First-Degree Murder for the death of 20-year-old Taon Cline of Frederick. Judge McCally recommended the defendant be admitted to the Patuxent Youthful Offenders Program while incarcerated.

Update: Defendant, Malachi Hney, 18, received the same sentence from Judge McCally this evening- life in prison suspend all but 30 years and five years of supervised probation upon release. Recommendation for Patuxent Youthful Offenders Program. 

This stems from the fatal shooting of Cline on April 22, 2022 on the 19,000 block of Gunners Branch Rd. in Germantown. The investigation revealed the defendants and two additional co-defendants were involved in an ongoing dispute between gangs in the Germantown and Gaithersburg areas. The victim was associated with a rival gang.”

 

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