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Man Charged After Woman, Child Found Dead in St. Mary's County

NBC Washington D.C. logo NBC Washington D.C. 11/26/2021 Briana Trujillo
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Deputies arrested a man in the killings of a woman and a child in St. Mary’s County. 

Martina Lynn Patterson, 37, and Lyneasha Justice Greenwell, 6, were found dead in the 46800 block of Rogers Drive in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said. Details about their deaths were not provided. 

Wayne Carroll Key Jr. (pictured) is wanted as a person of interest in this case. © Provided by NBC Washington D.C. Wayne Carroll Key Jr. (pictured) is wanted as a person of interest in this case.

Authorities arrested 42-year-old Wayne Carroll Key Jr., of Great Mills. He is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

Authorities said Key was also wanted on prior warrants for burglary, assault, harassment and child support. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (301) 475-8008.

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