A sentence given to Deon is a sentence to us all”

A remorseful Deon Thornton was sentenced today to seven and a half years in prison for the stabbing death of his brother, Derrick Thornton, in Adams Morgan in February. Judge Gerald Fisher, who imposed the minimum sentence for the voluntary manslaughter charge, said that he had searched for ways to make the sentence less strict, … Read more →

Deon Thornton Pleads Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Brother in Adams Morgan

Updated with a copy of the plea agreement at 4:27 p.m. Deon Thornton pleaded guilty this morning to fatally stabbing his older brother in the lobby of an Adams Morgan apartment building earlier this month. Thornton, 21, was due in court today for a preliminary hearing in the case. Instead he agreed to plea guilty … Read more →

Charging Docs in AdMo Fraticide: “he stabbed his brother a few times… but was not sure if his brother was alive.”

Sometime before 7:41 p.m. Friday, court documents say, 21-year-old Deon Thornton began a fight with his older brother, Derrick, in the lobby of the Adams Morgan apartment building where they both lived. A witness to the assault stepped in between the men and tried to separate them, but Deon Thornton allegedly reached around the witness … Read more →

One Brother Killed, Another Arrested in Adams Morgan Stabbing

A fight between brothers on Friday night left one man dead in Adams Morgan and another behind bars at D.C. Jail. Metro Police said Saturday morning that 22-year-old Derrick Phillip Thornton, Jr. died Friday night at a local hospital after being stabbed in the 2200 block of Champlain Street, NW, where he lived. Deon Eugene … Read more →

Deon Eugene Thornton

  • Arrested: Feb. 12, 2011
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Feb. 11, 2011 death of Derrick Phillip Thornton Jr..