Defendant Accepts Guilty Plea Deal for Voluntary Manslaughter in Baby Mother’s Death

During a Sept. 8 hearing, a homicide defendant pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and carrying a dangerous weapon outside a home. 

Carl Jones, 45, was initially charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection to the stabbing murder of 39-year-old Ladonia Boggs on April 27 at 2311 15th Street, NE. 

According to the proffer of facts, Jones and the victim had an argument about their deceased child. Jones said he believed Boggs had a part in the child’s death. 

During this argument, Jones brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen and right calf. After stabbing the victim, he called 911 on the victim’s phone and then left the scene with the phone.

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee scheduled Jones to be sentenced on Dec. 9.