19-year-old Pleads Guilty to Murder

A defendant pleaded guilty Feb. 14 and is awaiting sentencing.

Elijah Jarmon pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed for shooting Taquan Pinkney on the 2800 block of Stanton Road, SE on Sept. 9, 2018. Jarmon, 19, had gotten into an altercation with Pinkney, 18, and followed him and his friends while carrying a firearm, shooting Pinkney in the back. 

During a thorough breakdown of the court procedures given by District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Anita Josey-Herring, Jarmon admitted to his involvement in the homicide, waived his rights to a trial and DNA testing, and is awaiting a sentencing that is scheduled to take place on July 10. 

In what is typically a 40-year to lifetime prison sentence, Judge Anita Josey-Herring predicts that Jarmon will serve 12 years in prison with a minimum of five years on supervised release and pay a fine of at least $100. 

The prosecution also asked to schedule another status hearing on March 5 to give the defense the opportunity to go over information in regards to the District of Columbia’s Youth Rehabilitation Act, a rehabilitation program, and to execute a pre-sentence investigation report. 

This article was written by Noa Donvan