Judge Lori Parker found substantial probability Tuesday that Stefon Kirkpatrick stabbed and killed 22-year-old Julisa Brittney Washington. Kirkpatrick remains held pending a preliminary hearing scheduled August 30.
Washington was found lying in an alley in the 400 block of Brandywine Street Southeast around 10:20 a.m. Monday. She had suffered a stab wound to the neck, which perforated her jugular, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arrest documents say that while police were securing the area, a witness approached police, identified the victim as her daughter, and then pointed out Kirkpatrick and said, “That’s him.”
Documents say Kirkpatrick, 23, then approached police with his hands in the air holding a cell phone and a backpack and said, “I want to turn myself in. I did it. No more suffering, no more pain. All I want is one to the head.”
Police then arrested Kirkpatrick on a charge of second-degree murder while armed.
Court documents say the woman told police that Kirkpatrick and her daughter had been involved in a romantic relationship for about five years, and that her daughter was approximately four months pregnant with his child.
Charging documents are below.