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Devon Burroughs sentenced to 40-year incarceration for the murder of Saiquan Jenkins

December 2nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Getty Thursday sentenced Devon Burroughs, 17 to a maximum 40-year incarceration with 10 years suspended for the murder of 17-year-old Saiquan Jenkins. Burroughs was charged as an adult with first-degree murder for the Oct. 28, 2021, stabbing death of Jenkins. Burroughs will serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole after which he will be on supervised probation for 5 years. Both students at Fort Hill High School. The stabbing happened after school in the area of Warwick Ave. After being injured, Jenkins returned to school property at Greenway Avenue where he received medical assistance from students, staff and bystanders. A Cumberland Fire Department ambulance took Jenkins to UPMC Western Maryland where he succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses identified Burroughs and police located him on Maryland Avenue and detained him. Police said the stabbing likely stemmed from an “ongoing personal dispute” between Burroughs and Jenkins.