The second suspect in the March 23, 1997, shooting death of a New Jersey man in Hagerstown admitted Tuesday that he used beer to wipe the dead man's blood from his car.
Scott Eugene Beamer, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to being an accessory after the fact/second-degree murder.
He agreed to testify in June against Bobby Lavaughn Johnson who is charged with shooting Michael Eric Mackason Jr. during a botched drug robbery more than a year ago.
Sentencing for Beamer will be delayed until after he's testified in the Johnson trial, according to Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Duane Gigeous.
Beamer faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Gigeous said the Hagerstown City Police investigation revealed Beamer and Johnson were together on March 23 in a car.
That day the two men went to get Johnson's clothes because Beamer had agreed to let Johnson live with him for a while, according to Beamer's statement to police.