Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter In Charlotte Hall Fatal Accident
Aleksander A. Ivanchev

LEONARDTOWN, Md. –   State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Aleksander A. Ivanchev, 40, of Lexington Park, MD, guilty of two counts of criminally negligent manslaughter for the deaths of Melody Russell and Shawn Bailey following a July 2021 collision in Charlotte Hall, MD.

Sterling thanked members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Caspar, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of St. Mary’s County. 

The defendant will be held without bond pending sentencing, which has been postponed to a later date.

The Honorable Joseph Stanalonis presided over the case.

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  1. Criminally Negligent Manslaughter! This was more like murder. This piece of human excrement should never be released from prison so he will never be able to commit another heinous act such as this.

  2. Jail forever is letting him off easy. He should go in the same manor in which he killed those young people.

  3. Just like the punk in Waldorf that got arrested for drugs and a ghost gun then got released and murdered a 17 year old four months later
    Should ever have been let out of jail

      1. I call BS!!! Sterling said criminal manslaugter?? I looked it up and he got 2 misdemeanors on the manslaughter and traffic violations. He is a murderer!!!! Where is the justice in this? He should be in jail the rest of his life! He will probably just be granted time served in the correction facility and walk out on parole. Who is he going to hurt next? Who is he going to kill next? Who the hell oparates a tractor with holding a baby? He should not be around that baby. That is negligence and endangering the life of a baby. Child protective services should do something before he gets released.

  4. He did the same as murder those two poor young people. They are not giving him a tuff enough sentence. Outrageous.

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