Salisbury Man Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

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Image courtesy Wicomico County States Attorney

A Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge has convicted 24 year old Brian Watkins of Salisbury of 2nd degree murder after Watkins pleaded guilty by way of an Alford plea.  In April of 2017 Sheriff’s deputies were called to Watkins’ home on Booth Street in Salisbury for shots fired.  They found Wyatt Fitzgerald shot once in the chest – he died a short time later at PRMC in Salisbury.  Police say the two men got into an argument over an alleged debt of $30 Watkins mother owed when Watkins pulled a handgun and fired.  Sentencing has been deferred in order to conduct a pre-sentence investigation.