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Convicted ‘serial mother-daughter killer’ gets lifetime prison sentence

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Published on: Thursday, October 03, 2013

By Jim Davis

SpeAn Upper Marlboro man who authorities call the “serial mother-and-daughter killer” will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

In an Upper Marlboro courtroom last Thursday morning, Jason Scott, who was a UPS worker, was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Delores Dewitt and her 19-year-old daughter inside their Upper Marlboro home in March 2009. Their bodies were stuffed inside a trunk of a stolen Nissan Maxima and set on fire.

During his sentencing, Scott said he had nothing to say before the judge pronounced him guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.

“This is a man who terrorized our community, killed mothers and daughters,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. “We are satisfied that we have really removed him from our community, and he should never walk our streets again.”

Scott is already serving a 100-year federal prison sentence for committing dozens of burglaries and armed home invasion robberies in Prince George’s County.

Prosecutors said they also believe Scott is responsible for the murders of Karen and Karissa Lofton in January 2009. This mother and daughter were shot to death inside their Upper Marlboro home. Karissa was 16.

Prosecutors also said they think Scott also murdered Vilma Butler inside her Bowie home in June 2008.

However, Scott was only charged in the Dewitt murders.

“The Dewitts’ case is the strongest case we had, and we believe we had strong evidence in the other two cases,” Alsobrooks said. “But this one would give closure to these families. Again, this process is one that is very emotionally devastating for families to go through, and they have communicated to us for as long as they know the defendant will never walk the streets again, that we have the proper person in custody, they will be relieved to have him removed.”

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