District Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison In Slaying of 71-Year-Old Man

District Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison In Slaying of 71-Year-Old Man

            WASHINGTON – Edward Brown, 60, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for slaying of 71-year-old man in an apartment building in Northwest Washington announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Robert J. Contee III, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Brown was found guilty of first degree-murder while armed and second-degree murder while armed arising from the same set of facts. Each charge also carried a senior citizen enhancement. The verdict followed a trial in Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Rainey Brandt.

            Brown was arrested on February 27, 2018. He has been in custody ever since.

            On the morning of Feb. 5, 2018, the Metropolitan Police Department was called to an apartment in the 2300 block of 11th Street NW for a report of an unconscious person. They discovered the victim, Michael Mahoney, inside his apartment, fatally stabbed in the neck. Brown, who was temporarily staying in the apartment, was the last person to be seen on video surveillance going into and out of the apartment before Mr. Mahoney’s body was discovered by his concerned and vigilant senior friends.

            Brown was arrested Feb. 27, 2018. He has been in custody ever since.

            In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Assistant U.S Attorneys John Giovannelli, Sharon Donovan, Daniel Lenerz, and Jeffrey Wojcik; former AUSA Puja Bhatia, Paralegal Specialists Grazy Rivera, Kelly Blakeney, and Stephanie Siegerist; Investigative Analyst Zachary McMenamin; Supervisory Litigation Technology Specialist Leif Hickling; Litigation Technology Specialist Charlie Bruce; Katina Adams-Washington, LaJune Thames, and Nikiya Burnette of the Victim/Witness Assistance Unit; former Victim/Witness Advocate Diana Lim, sand Victim/Witness Advocate Karina Hernandez.

            Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Monica Trigoso and Prava Palacharla, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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