Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 5/4/15 

 Dontay Dorsey and DeAngelo Anthony have been sentenced to Life, suspend all but 30 years, for the first-degree murder of Tavon Frederick. The May 2012 murder took place in the 3300 block of Westerwald Ave in Waverly.

Investigators found surveillance video from a nearby school showing Dorsey and Anthony hanging out in the area prior to the murder. The video also shows the men near the back of Frederick’s home moments before the murder took place. Assistant State’s Attorney Gerard Volatile prosecuted the case.

The victim was found beaten and shot to death in his bedroom. An autopsy revealed Frederick had been shot 3 times in the head, once in the chest and had multiple bruises and contusions.

Despite his claim to never have been at the home, concrete evidence found Dorsey’s palm print on the door knob of the back door; his DNA was also found underneath the victim’s fingernails. During the murder, a cell phone not belonging to the victim, was dropped inside of the home. A search of the phone revealed text messages to and from Anthony.

The men stole Frederick’s PlayStation, money from his pocket, and marijuana.

Volatile said the murder happened in just six minutes. 

“I’d like to thank Gerard and Detective Dawnyelle Taylor for the work they did on this case. Together, they were able to win justice on behalf of this young man and his family. I know this sentence will not bring a father back to his children—but I hope this will help the family begin their healing process,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.