A 15-year-old who was charged in two high-profile crimes final yr — the deadly capturing of a youngster and the wounding of Washington Commanders operating again Brian Robinson Jr. — pleaded responsible in each circumstances Monday.
Throughout a quick listening to in D.C. Superior Court docket, a day earlier than the teenager was scheduled to go on trial, he pleaded responsible to voluntary manslaughter within the Oct. 3 killing of Andre Robertson, 15, and tried theft in Robinson’s Aug. 28 capturing.
Andre was killed as he sat on the porch of a member of the family’s residence at 3:40 p.m. within the 500 block of forty eighth Place NE, close to Kelly Miller Center College and Aiton Elementary College. On the listening to, D.C. prosecutor Jeanine Howard mentioned that the teenager was one of many individuals inside a automobile pushed by the home the place Andre was sitting and that he shot on the teen from contained in the automobile.
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Robinson was shot as he left a enterprise within the 1000 block of H Avenue NE. Howard mentioned the 15-year-old and one other teen held up Robinson, attempting to take his pockets and the keys to his Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Authorities have mentioned Robinson tried to run away however was pursued by the opposite teen, who’s now 17. Robinson grabbed the teenager and wrestled a gun out of his palms. The 15-year-old then fired his gun at Robinson, authorities have mentioned. One of many bullets hit simply above Robinson’s knee and one other struck his hip space, however they missed main ligaments and bone.
Howard mentioned the 15-year-old informed authorities: “I used to be attempting to get the person’s Hellcat. I wasn’t pondering. It was improper.”
Final week, the 17-year-old who was additionally charged in Robinson’s capturing pleaded responsible to assault with a harmful weapon and carrying a pistol with out a license. That teen was not related to Andre’s deadly capturing.
A number of of Andre’s members of the family, together with his mom, aunts and older sister, watched the digital listening to in Choose Robert A. Salerno’s courtroom. The teenager accused of capturing him additionally pleaded responsible to possession of a firearm, which authorities discovered on him when he was arrested Nov. 4.
“Responsible, sir,” the teenager mentioned for every of the three offenses. His attorneys from the District’s Public Defender Service sat close by.
The youth is scheduled to be sentenced March 8. Salerno informed the teenager that prosecutors have been requesting that he stay within the custody of the Division of Youth Rehabilitation Providers. The decide mentioned he didn’t know what kind of sentence he would impose, however that he may order the teenager to remain in DYRS custody till he turns 21.
Nicki Jhabvala contributed to this report.
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