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Allen guilty in 2021 murder of roommate

by Geoff Fox

Everett J. Allen was found guilty in murder of Eddie Wayne Smith in the early morning hours of March 27, 2021, at a residence on Fleming Drive in Hancock.

The verdict came on the final day of Allen’s trial in Washington County Circuit Court, Friday, May 10.

Allen was found guilty on all four counts – first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault.

According to a case summary from the Washington County Circuit Court, Allen entered pleas of not guilty on all four charges.

Thomas Edward Robins and Loren Rebecca Villa of the Office of the Public Defender, Mikhaila Miriam McNicolls of Hutchison & McNicolls, LLC, and Office of the Washington County Public Defender represented Allen.

The Washington County State’s Attorney, Joseph Scott Michal of the State’ s Attorney’ s Office, Christina Lynn Palmer and Regina Mary Cirincion of the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office represented the State of Maryland.

The five-day trial began on Monday, May 6, in front of Judge Mark Kenneth Boyer with jury selection and opening statements made later that day, through May 10 when the jury returned their verdict after about 3 1/2 hours of deliberations.

Sentencing has been delayed due to pending a pre-sentencing investigation.

Allen had been accused of murdering Smith in 2021 after the two got into an argument and Smith attacking Allen.