Berlin teen convicted of second degree murder

SNOW HILL, Md. – A Snow Hill teen has been convicted of second degree murder in the 2019 death of 17-year-old Dehaven Nichols.

16-year-old Vershawn Hudson-Crawford was convicted on Tuesday in the Worcester County Circuit Court.

In May of 2019, Hudson-Crawford and Nichols got into a fight near the woods at Decatur Apartments in Berlin. Nichols died as a result of the fight, and two days later, Hudson-Crawford and his mother went to the Berlin Police Department where he turned himself in. He directed investigators to Nichols’ body, which was located in a tax ditch on the east side of Route 113, near the Decatur Apartments. An autopsy determined that Nichols died from a combination of multiple significant injuries, including blunt force trauma, strangulation, and asphyxiation.

Hudson-Crawford faces 40 years in prison.

Our original story on the incident can be found here.

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