UPPER MARLBORO, MD (December 22, 2022) – Last week, 33-year-old Christopher Foxworth was found guilty of the murder of Thomas Baldwin, age 29, on January 8, 2019, at the 5700 block of Lundy Drive. Foxworth was convicted of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime and related gun charges. He potentially faces more than 70 years in prison at sentencing which is scheduled for February 22, 2023, at 9 a.m.
"It is my hope that this guilty verdict demonstrates that anyone who takes the life of another individual will face the consequences of their actions,” said State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “Gun violence has been an ongoing problem across the country. In our county, we will continue to have a zero tolerance for guns in our streets. Anyone found to be in possession and/or involved in the use of a handgun will be held accountable.”
On January 8, 2019, at approximately 7:15 a.m., police officers responded to 5703 Lundy Drive in Lanham for a welfare check where a man, later identified as Baldwin, was found in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
The investigation led to the identification and interviews of witnesses and associates of the victim that ultimately established Foxworth as the shooter. It was revealed that the two had been traveling together with another individual intending to rob another household. At some point, Foxworth shot Baldwin in the head.