Wayne Matthew Price was acquitted of first-degree murder in the May shooting death of his son in Gaithersburg.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A Gaithersburg man was acquitted Monday of first-degree murder by a Montgomery County in the May shooting death of his son, The Gazette reported. Wayne Matthew Price, 51, was also acquitted of second-degree murder, manslaughter and a handgun offense in the May 5 killing of 23-year-old Matthew Eugene Price. “He can celebrate, but he has still had a significant loss to his family,” Steven Kupferberg, Price’s defense attorney, said after hearing the verdict at 6 p.m. Monday, according to the report. “He will always have to live with that loss.” Read the full story on The Gazette. Previous Coverage:
Wayne Price, charged with the Saturday night shooting death of Matthew Eugene Price, will be held without bond
Wayne Price, charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his son on Saturday, will be held without bond, Montgomery County District Court Judge Eugene Wolfe ruled Monday afternoon. Assistant State’s Attorney Jeffrey Wennar told the court Price, 55, went to his room to obtain a handgun before shooting his son, 23-year-old Matthew Eugene Price, several times. The elder Price left the gun inside and followed his son down three flights of stairs in pursuit, Wennar said, before catching him and failing to provide first aid. Wayne Price is a former member of the military where he was trained in first aid and paramedics, Wennar said. Price’s attorney, Steven Kupferberg, said it’s not clear where Mr. Wennar came to the conclusion his…