A DC Superior Court judge imposed a suspended sentence for a defendant who pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact voluntary manslaughter in a case with multiple co-defendants.
Charles Young, 30, was previously indicted on charges of first-degree murder while armed, accessory after the fact while armed and conspiracy to commit a crime of violence in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kenneth Poindexter on the 4700 block of Benning Road, SE, on Jan. 18, 2018.
As part of the plea deal he made with prosecutors, Young will not have to testify against his former co-defendants at trial.
Edward Brown, 22, Steven Robin, 25, and Antonio McKenzie, 24, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Poindexter’s shooting. Robin’s trial is currently underway. The other two are currently awaiting trial.
During the Oct. 28 hearing, Young was sentenced to four years in prison, all of which were suspended, plus six months of probation. Conditions of his probation include vocational training and maintaining or seeking employment.