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Men Plead Guilty to 2013 Potomac Gardens Slaying Charges

by Daniel Levitt July 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm 1 Comment

Potomac Gardens public housing complex

Two District men have pleaded guilty to charges brought after a fatal 2013 shooting in Hill East.

Carlos Parks, 19, and Troy Robinson, 20, yesterday admitted to shooting a man at the Potomac Gardens public housing complex on June 24, 2013, according to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Parks pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed. Robinson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed.

Tywayne Thompson, 25, died from a bullet that traveled through his buttocks and abdomen.

Parks and Robinson approached Thompson about 1:20 a.m. on the 700 block of 12th St. SE., and both Parks and Robinson shot at least once, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Police said the two men were attempting to steal Thompson’s new motor scooter, The Washington Post reported.

Thompson was brought to a local hospital, where he later died.

Parks and Robinson could face more than a decade in prison. Their sentencing is scheduled for November in D.C. Superior Court.

  • dlg

    Only a decade in prison for killing someone? That’s ridiculous.

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