Murder Defendant Receives 2 Additional Counts to Charge

During a hearing Oct. 16, a prosecutor added additional counts to a murder charge against a woman, who police say assisted in a 2017 shooting.

Nearly two weeks after being indicted, Shaniah Davis was arraigned on two additional counts of accessory after the fact for first-degree murder.  She is charged with a total of three counts for allegedly playing a role in carrying out and covering up the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Marty McMillan on the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE.

Davis’ co-defendant, John McRae, is charged with first-degree murder while armed and related gun charges.

According to court documents, police found McMillan’s body wrapped in a comforter in Forestville, Md. During an investigation, police learned that McMillan used a dating website and had plans to meet with a woman, who was supposedly in a relationship with McRae, 41, and another woman. It is unclear if Davis was one of the women involved with McRae. 

While being interviewed by police, one of the women, initially said she didn’t know McMillan. However, in a subsequent interview, the woman said she had lied to the police because she was scared for her safety.

The woman ultimately told police she had sex with McMillan. Apparently, McRae came home early from work and found McMillan in her room. According to court documents, the woman said she heard gunshots from the room after McRae entered. After the gunfire, the woman said McRae assaulted her and told her to clean up the area where the shooting allegedly occurred.

Davis’ defense attorney, Dominique Winters, pleaded not guilty on her behalf and asserted Davis’ constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Davis is currently released from jail on personal recognizance. McRae is being held without bond.

The two are scheduled for a status hearing on Nov. 9.