Anthony Speight Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Murder of Billy Mitchell

Anthony Tyrone Speight Jr. was sentenced to 21 years in prison Friday for the 2011 slaying of 33-year-old William Robert Mitchell. Speight, 23, pled guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the case in October 2012. Judge Russell Canan delivered the sentence in front of an emotional courtroom Friday afternoon. “This was a … Read more →

Anthony Speight Pleads Guilty in Bill Mitchell Jr. Murder

On Sept. 20, Anthony Speight pled guilty to a charge of second-degree murder while armed in the January 2011 shooting of Billy Mitchell, bringing to end a case that garnered widespread attention and led District and community leaders to say that they would address crime in the gentrifying neighborhoods of Truxton Circle and Bloomingdale. According … Read more →

Anthony Speight Pleads Innocent in Bill Mitchell Murder

Anthony Speight pled innocent to eight charges included first-degree murder while armed on Thursday for the shooting death of Bill Mitchell. A Grand Jury indicted Speight on the charges, including first-degree and felony murder, assault, threats, and weapons violations, in June. Speight was also scheduled for a status hearing today in an armed carjacking that … Read more →

Robbery Attempt at Center of Bill Mitchell’s Truxton Circle Shooting Death

A $20 robbery may have been the cause of Bill Mitchell’s shooting death in Truxton Circle last January. That’s according to charging documents made public today just before Anthony Speight, the man prosecutors say killed Mitchell, was presented with a charge of first degree murder while armed. Speight’s attorney submitted to the government’s facts and … Read more →

Anthony Speight Arrested in January Death of Bill Mitchell in Truxton Circle

Police today announced the arrest of 23-year-old Anthony Speight in the January shooting death of Bill Mitchell near North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue NW. Speight, who has no fixed address, is being held on suspicion of first degree murder while armed. A statement from MPD is below: (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s … Read more →

Anthony Speight

  • Arrested: Dec. 27, 2011
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Jan. 19, 2011 death of William Robert Mitchell.