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Woman Executed in the Millhill Neighborhood After Drug Dispute

Southwest Baltimore (November 1, 2018) Diwaun Paige, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder, wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence in the fatal shooting of Malone “Mya” Sanders in July of 2017. The defendant faces life plus 23 years for his crimes.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.

Baltimore police were called to the 500 block of Brunswick Street just before midnight on July 22, 2017 for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Malone “Mya” Sanders lying on the sidewalk suffering from noticeable gunshot wounds to the abdomen, back, and head.

Police investigation revealed that earlier in the night Mr. Paige and the victim engaged in a dispute over a drug sale. Further investigation led detectives to the location of the murder weapon inside a vacant home in the 400 block of Brunswick Street, and forensic evidence confirmed the presence of the defendant’s DNA on the handgun. Multiple witnesses also came forward and identified Paige as the shooter.

“The most significant factor in the successful prosecution of this case was the cooperation of the individuals who witnessed this murder,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “It is because of their courage that we were able to find some resolution and deliver justice for the victim’s family.”

Diwaun Paige’s sentencing is scheduled for January 7, 2019.

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Contact: Melba Saunders Phone: (443) 984-607 Email: msaunders@stattorney.org