Wednesday, January 9, 2013
'To kill an innocent 11-year-old child is beyond forgivable. This guy should spend the rest of his waking moments behind bars,' John J. McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, tells The Gazette.
Curtis Lopez was found guilty Friday of murdering his wife, Jane McQuain, and her 11-year-old son, William, in 2011, according to published accounts. Lopez will be sentenced in April and faces life in prison. John J. McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County reportedly told The Gazette: “Mr. Lopez faces life in prison because of the heinous crimes he has committed. To kill an innocent 11-year-old child is beyond forgivable. This guy should spend the rest of his waking moments behind bars. The only just sentence for this double murderer is life without the possibility of parole.” Lopez, 46, did not admit guilt but entered an Alford plea, which acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction, The Washington Post reports. “Such …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Players and coaches from the Germantown Sports Association held a vigil Friday for William McQuain, 11, and his mother Jane, The Gazette reports.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Curtis Lopez, 46, was indicted on murder, kidnapping and robbery counts.
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Germantown mother and her 11-year-old son, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office told Patch. Defense attorneys referenced the decision during a pre-trial hearing, The Washington Times and several other news outlets reported. Curtis Lopez, 46, was indicted on two counts murder, two counts kidnapping and robbery, Patch has reported. He is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jane McQuain, in her Germantown apartment and beating to death her son, William, whose body was found in a wooded area of Clarksburg. A trial was scheduled for Jan. 7, 2013.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School remembers student William McQuain, 11, and his mother, the late Jane McQuain, through a courtyard walkway
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School is finalizing a memorial walkway in honor of a slain alumnus, William McQuain, and his mother, the late Jane McQuain. “They epitomized what our school community is about,” said Principal Greg Edmundson. In waves, students have been coming to the school’s courtyard by the class full to place nearly 1,400 bricks in the earth, forming what will be known as the William and Jane McQuain Walkway. The walkway is expected to be finished by Friday. William McQuain, 11, attended Great Seneca from grades three to five. The boy and his mother were found dead in October. Jane McQuain’s estranged husband, Curtis M. Lopez, has been charged with murder and kidnapping in their deaths. The school community has been …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Two counts each of kidnapping and murder, plus one count of robbery.
The man charged in the death of his estranged wife in Germantown and her 11-year-old son has been indicted on murder, kidnapping and robbery counts, a Montgomery County prosecutor said Thursday. Curtis Lopez, a 45-year-old North Carolina resident, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 6, Deputy State's Attorney John Maloney said. A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Lopez on two counts each of murder and kidnapping and one count of robbery. His attorney, public defender Alan Drew, declined to comment. Police trace their investigation back to early October after Jane McQuain, 51, failed to arrive at work. On Oct. 12, police officers and rescue personnel entered McQuain's …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Investigation continues into the death of Jane McQuain, 51
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Jane McQuain was the victim of homicide and that the manner of her death was blunt force trauma and stab wounds, Montgomery County Police announced Friday. As the investigation into her death continues, police are still searching for her 11-year-old son William McQuain, whose whereabouts remain unknown. An Amber Alert remains in place for the William McQuain, said Montgomery County Police, who are coordinating with several agencies, including Maryland State Police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. William McQuain was last in seen at his residence in the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace on approximately Sept. 30. He is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5-feet tall …
Updated, 5:14 p.m. At around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45, was taken into custody in Charlotte, N.C., on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the death of Jane McQuain. McQuain's ex-boyfriend Ronald McCombs told The Associated Press on Friday that McQuain had recently expressed concenrs for her safety and that Lopez, her estranged husband who had spent more than a decade in in prison, had recently re-emerged in her life. McQuain was found dead in the bedroom of her Germantown condo on Wednesday. Police have not revealed the circumstances of McQuain's death. Her son William McQuain, 11, remains missing as of Friday evening.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Police locate slain Germantown woman’s vehicle and husband in North Carolina. Woman's son, William McQuain, 11, is still missing.
More details have emerged since the arrest of a slain Germantown woman’s husband in North Carolina on Thursday. Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said Carlos Maurice Lopez, 45, was taken into custody at an EconoLodge in Charlotte at 9:30 a.m., an hour after his wife Jane McQuain’s missing Honda CRV was located the hotel. McQuain, 51, and her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, who is Lopez's step son, were reported missing 2 p.m. Wednesday. Manger said Lopez was contacted by detectives — prior to the discovery of Jane McQuain’s body Wednesday night— in connection to their disappearances. McQuain and her son lived at in a condo in the 13100 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Germantown. Lopez, who did not live with McQuain, became …
Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45, was taken into custody in Charlotte, N.C.
Updated, 4:25 p.m: Police arrested the husband of Jane McQuain, who was found dead in the bedroom of her Germantown condo Wednesday night. Curtis Maurice Lopez, 45, was taken into custody at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., on the strength of a Maryland arrest warrant related to the death of 51-year-old McQuain, Montgomery County Police said Thursday in a press release. Chief J. Thomas Manger is expected to announce the developments that led to Lopez’s arrest during a press conference in Rockville. McQuain's 11-year-old son William McQuain is still missing. Police are still asking for the public’s help in finding the child. Update, 12:20 p.m.: While the police investigation continues into the death of Jane McQuain and the …