A man who fatally stabbed another customer in 2019 for allegedly cutting ahead of the line at a Maryland Popeyes restaurant was sentenced Monday to 22 years behind bars.
A Prince George’s County jury found DC resident Ricoh McClain guilty of second-degree murder for fatally stab to Kevin Davis, 28, in the aforementioned establishment located on Livingston Road, in Oxon Hill, on November 4, 2019.
McClain brought his wife and two children to the establishment, initially to buy a chicken sandwich.
At a news conference on the occasion, Prince George’s County police said the incident occurred after a man allegedly pushed his way to the front of a line of customers waiting for service. This led to a confrontation between Davis and another man who was waiting his turn.
Within about 15 seconds, the argument moved to the parking lot and the man accused of pushing his way to the front of the line was stabbed. Prince George’s County police told reporters at the time that a line to buy a new chicken sandwich on Nov. 4 meant a 15-minute wait.
The victim, Davis, was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries and died about an hour later.
Police identified McClain using video surveillance and were able to find him after spending 11 days on the run.
“We hope that he will rehabilitate himself and that he will repent for the pain and damage he caused and that he will never again engage in criminal activity,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said.