CAMBRIDGE – On May 19, the Honorable Brett W. Wilson, senior judge of the First Judicial Circuit delivered a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole to Dion Darnell Ennals, 32, of Cambridge, for the Sept. 24, 2021, murder of Roshonda Willis, 39, also of Cambridge.
Ennals also received an additional 15 years consecutive for two violations of probation.
He was found guilty Feb. 1 of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Evidence of his guilt presented to the jury included video surveillance of the violent attack, and a recorded statement of the defendant confessing his involvement.
On the evening of the crime, Ennals went to the Cambridge Police Department, and told officers, “I killed her.” Later, he directed them to 22 Washington St., where police discovered the victim’s body.
The case was investigated by the Cambridge Police Department and tried by State's Attorney Amanda Leonard.
“Ms. Leonard continues to offer her deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Roshonda Willis for their unimaginable loss,” a statement from her office said. “Far too often, domestic violence is experienced by victims behind closed doors, and for a number of reasons, without legal recourse. The state is hopeful that the court's sentence for this brutal murder conveys that Dorchester County cannot, and will not, tolerate such heinous acts of violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please know help and resources are available.”
Ms. Leonard’s statement said that locally, victims of domestic violence can contact Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence or their local law enforcement agency.