Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Stabbing Cousin Multiple Times

A homicide defendant entered a guilty plea for stabbing his cousin multiple times inside a Northwest, DC, residence.

Jaamil Hipps was initially charged with second-degree murder while armed eight days after his cousin, 40-year-old Sa’id Grey, was found on the first floor of an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Missouri Avenue, NW, suffering from multiple stab wounds on Aug. 12, 2020. 

During the Aug. 10 hearing, Grey, 44, pleaded down to voluntary manslaughter. As part of the plea deal, the defense and prosecution agreed that an eight-year prison sentence would be appropriate.

The prosecution also agreed not to pursue indictment on any greater or remaining charges stemming from the facts of the case. 

DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo scheduled Hipps to be sentenced on Oct. 22.