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Retrial reaps same verdict for Forestville man found guilty of murdering his daughter's mother

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Published on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

By Jim Davis

A Forestville man was found guilty last Thursday in an Upper Marlboro courtroom of a November 2006 homicide of a Bowie woman.

Angela Alsobrooks, state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, announced that a jury returned a guilty verdict in a first-degree murder case against Fabian Andre Shim, 47. Shim has been convicted for the killing of the mother of his daughter, Reina Notasha Lynch, 26, after she initiated child support proceedings against him.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, Lynch was found dead of a gunshot wound at the FedEx Ground distribution center in Beltsville, where she worked as a security guard. A colleague discovered her body at 7 a.m. in the booth at the entrance to the fenced compound on Trolley Lane.

The next day, someone informed Prince George’s County Police that Shim had confessed to the murder to them and told police about a car that was found with the shotgun used to kill Lynch. Police found the car in Shim’s possession.

Prince George’s County homicide detectives located Shim, arrested him, and charged him with first-degree murder.

In 2007, a trial was held and Shim was found guilty, but due to a legal technicality with the jury selection, the trial had to be rescheduled, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Hassan El-Amin presided over the trial. Shim will be sentenced on June 25 and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lynch had emigrated from Guyana 19 years ago to give her children a better life. After raising her children in Silver Spring, she moved to a spacious two-story brick house in Bowie.

Alsobrooks thanked Deputy State’s Attorney Ann Wagner-Stewart and Assistant State ’s Attorney Yvonne Brooks for their work on the case. Wagner-Stewart and Brooks also represented the state in the 2007 trial.

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