UPPER MARLBORO, MD (December 6, 2021) – On December 3, 2021, a Prince George’s County jury found 35-year-old Terrence McNatt guilty of second degree murder, home invasion, and conspiracy to commit home invasion for a shooting that occurred on January 6, 2020. McNatt’s crimes left a Temple Hill’s resident, Brian Gibbs, dead in his apartment located at 4211 28th Avenue, Temple Hills Maryland. McNatt is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15, 2022. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years in prison.
During the trial, surveillance footage recovered from the scene showed McNatt and his two cousins, Rashaud Richardson (age 27) and Cordell Washington (age 32), arrive at the scene in a blue van. They watched the victim as he entered the building after walking his dog. Witnesses testified that the victim was held down at gunpoint and threatened by the defendants. Further, witnesses testified to hearing two gunshots and seeing the defendants flee the building and re-enter the blue van.
Police caught the blue van near the scene with the three defendants inside. Also inside the blue van was the murder weapon, a semi-automatic handgun, that was used to shoot the victim. DNA evidence and firearms evidence presented at trial established that McNatt’s DNA was on the murder weapon and it matched the ballistics evidence found at the murder scene.
On May 24, 2021, Richardson pled guilty to attempted armed robbery and wear carry handgun. On November 1, 2021, Washington pled guilty to second degree murder and use of a Firearm. McNatt was the only defendant out of the three that elected to try the case despite the forensic evidence and witness testimony against him.
The victim, Gibbs, was 26 at the time of his murder. He is survived by his mother and his sister.
"I am pleased that the jury rendered a guilty verdict in this case. My office is committed to holding those accountable who commit violent, heinous crimes such as murder in Prince George’s County,” said State’s Attorney Braveboy. “I hope that the family and loved ones of Mr. Gibbs find some comfort in this outcome.”