Frederick, MD – This afternoon in Frederick County District Court, Judge Dino Flores Jr. ordered Lemuel Lee Roberts, age 32, of Winchester, VA held without bond. Roberts is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Kaitlin Nicole Roberts. The defendant was recently extradited from Frederick County, VA.


Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of English Muffin Way and English Muffin Court at 2:02 am on January 11, 2020 for the report of a body in the roadway. The victim was identified as Kaitlin Nicole Roberts, of Winchester, VA. While Sheriff’s Office detectives waited for an autopsy to be completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, they contacted Winchester, VA police to obtain further information. Detectives received a call from the Fire Marshal in Winchester stating that he had a case involving a burned out car belonging to Kaitlin Roberts’ ex-husband, Lemuel Lee Roberts.  According to charging documents, the Medical Examiner noted 32 stab wounds to the victim as well as abrasions from “road rash” due to being dragged by a vehicle. The investigation found that the defendant’s vehicle and phone were in the area of the crime scene at the time of the murder.


Judge Flores scheduled a preliminary hearing for the afternoon of August 24th, 2020.