On this date in 2009, Charles Wingate, better known as Max B, was convicted of manslaughter and robbery by a stick gone wrong on September 22, 2006, in which David Taylor was shot to death in the style of an execution in a Holiday Inn. in Fort Lee, NJ.
Max, along with his girlfriend Gina Conway and his stepbrother Kelvin Leerdam, devised a plan to tie up, gag and rob Allan “Jay” Plowden, but ended up shooting Taylor point-blank in the head when he returned to room 408 from running into the edge. Taylor had no money. Plowden called the police to report the murder and was discovered by police attempting to remove $ 30,000 in cash from the room. He was eventually charged with identity theft and money laundering.
Max was originally sentenced to 75 years behind bars in 2009, but his sentence was reduced in 2019 from 20 years to 12 years and is scheduled to be released sometime this year.