Judge Orders Parties To Resolve Disagreements After Rescheduling Manslaughter Defendant’s Sentencing

A DC Superior Court judge rescheduled a homicide defendant’s sentencing due to parties having disagreements over certain specifics of the sentence.

In February 2019, Terica Younger pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Talata Williams in a motor vehicle collision on the 2400 block of Good Hope Road, SE, during the early hours of Sept. 17, 2017. Younger’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time of the crash, D.C. Witness previously reported. She also reportedly tested positive for fentanyl, a narcotic.

Judge Milton Lee said there was a misinterpretation between the defense and the prosecution within the terms of the sentencing agreement and that the sentencing set for Feb. 28 had to be rescheduled.

Parties need to verify if both supervised release and probation would be the accurate sentencing or reasoning should be shown why the  defendant could  not be on both at the same time. 

Younger is now scheduled to be sentenced on March 28.