One of Three Men Charged in Connection with Annapolis Murder Gets Sentenced Following Plea

One of the three men charged in connection with a homicide that occured on Pleasant Street in Annapolis last year has been sentenced after entering a plea before the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in August. 

Authorities charged Kenon Jamal Jackson, Jr.(left photo), 21, of Annapolis, and two others, related to the October 2021 shooting death of Cornell Scott-Young (right photo), a 22 year old man from Baltimore.  On August 16, 2022, Jackson entered an alford plea to first degree murder.  

Under an alford plea, defendants maintain their  innocence but acknowledge prosecutors have enough evidence that could be used to find them guilty.  

Jackson was sentenced to 25 years in prison during a hearing on December 20, 2022.  Upon his release from prison, Jackson must submit to a term of supervised probation for a period of 5 years, according to court records.  

Shortly after 1pm on October 14, 2021, officers were summoned to an area on Pleasant Street for a reported shooting.  A preliminary investigation revealed that when the officers arrived, one person was found with injuries consistent with being shot, police said.  The victim, later identified as Scott-Young, was transported to an area hospital where he later died.  

Jaonte Coates (shown below), 32, and Shammond Taylor (not pictured), 23, were also charged. 

Coates entered an alford plea to first degree murder last month and is scheduled to be sentenced in January.  The case against Taylor is scheduled for a two-week trial starting January 30, 2023.  
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