Charles Co. Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Arrest Suspect in Connection with Double Murder Case on Hanover Court

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DATE: January 24, 2021

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On January 21 at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they observed the front door to one of the townhomes was open. Upon entering, officers located Kandeon Meisha Niravanh, 24, of Waldorf, and Genesis Garrett, 22, of Waldorf, inside the townhouse. Both women had gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased.

During the course of the investigation, Deon Watkins, 49, of Washington, D.C., was identified as the person responsible for the murders. On January 23, Watkins was located in D.C. and arrested. He is awaiting extradition to Maryland to be charged. Details of the motive are not being released at this time; however, Watkins knew both victims.


Deon Watkins

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.

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