By WMAR STAFF
FREDERICK, Md. (WMAR) — A Maryland jury has convicted Virginia man Lemuel Roberts for the 2020 murder of his ex-wife, Kaitlin Nichole Roberts.
The investigation began overnight on January 11, 2020 when someone came across a body lying in a Frederick, Maryland street.
Deputies identified the victim as Kaitlin. Prosecutors say she’d been run over by a car and stabbed 32 times.
Investigators determined Lemuel had traveled from her Winchester, Virginia home to Frederick, Maryland with Kaitlin the previous evening. Area surveillance footage shows the former couple driving together in Lemuel’s Buick Enclave.
Later Lemuel was seen back in Winchester driving his car through a gas station car wash. He then tossed Roberts’ purse and work nameplate in the dumpster at another gas station.
After briefly returning home, Lemuel reportedly went back to the scene of the crime in Frederick before setting the car on fire in Winchester.
An FBI agent was able to track Lemuel’s steps that night by analyzing cellular phone data.
Lemuel, now 34, is scheduled to be sentenced on April 21.
This story was originally published Feb. 17, 2023 by WMAR in Baltimore, an E.W. Scripps Company.