Eric Jerome Payne Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter for Role in 2011 Stabbing

Eric Jerome Payne pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for his role in the the June 2011 stabbing death of Charles Hicks. Payne’s agreement is similar to a plea offer his codefendant, Terrence McNeal, accepted last year. McNeal, not Payne, was accused of stabbing Hicks; McNeal pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed. He was … Read more →

Eric Jerome Payne Rejects Informal Plea in Connection with Murder of Charles Hicks

Eric Jerome Payne appeared before Judge Robert Morin Thursday and rejected an informal plea offer from prosecutors for his role in the June 2011 stabbing death of Charles Hicks. Payne is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Hicks’ death. Co-defendant Terrance McNeal pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in his case in November. The informal … Read more →

Terrence McNeal Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Stabbing Death of Charles Hicks

Terrence McNeal pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter this month for stabbing and killing Charles Hicks during a fight in Southeast D.C. in June 2011. McNeal entered the plea Nov. 19, according to court records. According to the proffer of facts, prosecutors say McNeal stabbed Hicks eight times during an argument in a parking lot outside … Read more →

Substantial Probability Found at Eric Payne’s Preliminary Hearing

Eric Payne was ordered held on Wednesday after Judge Robert Morin found substantial probability that Payne aided in the murder of Charles Hicks. Due to scheduling conflicts no witness was called to testify and Morin relied on witness testimonies, affidavits, and the transcript of co-defendant Terrance McNeal’s preliminary hearing when making his decision. At McNeal’s … Read more →

Eric Jerome Payne Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Death of Charles Hicks

A second man has been arrested in connection with the June 2011 stabbing death of Southeast DC man Charles Hicks. MPD said Thursday that 30-year-old Eric Jerome Payne of Capitol Heights, Md, was arrested Wednesday. He’s suspected of second-degree murder while armed in connection with Hick’s death. Prosecutors have already charged Terrance “Peanut” McNeal with … Read more →

Eric Jerome Payne

  • Arrested: June 27, 2012
  • Age: 32
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the June 19, 2011, death of Charles Hicks.