Ricardo Lancaster’s Family Begs for Mercy for Grant Johnson at Murder Sentencing

Before he was sentenced Friday to 49 years in prison, Grant Johnson spoke at length about how prosecutors vilified him. Then Johnson turned to Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster’s mother and told her, “I swear to you, I did not kill your son.” Iris Moore, Lancaster’s mother, stood feet away and pleaded for a merciful sentence for … Read more →

Grant Johnson Found Guilty in Murder of Ricardo Lancaster

Grant Johnson was found guilty Thursday of first-degree premeditated murder while armed, second-degree murder while armed, armed robbery and related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 32-year-old Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster. Jurors in the case delivered their verdict around 11:25 a.m. Thursday after deliberating for approximately two and a half days. Lancaster was … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Begin in Grant Johnson Murder Trial

Charged with killing his best-friend’s little brother in what prosecutors characterized as a flawed drug deal, Grant Johnson on Monday watched as jurors, who have spent nearly three weeks hearing evidence in his murder case, filed out of the courtroom to deliberate his innocence. It is innocence that his attorney, William Roberts, claims, saying that … Read more →

Grand Jury Indicts Grant Johnson in 2012 Ricardo Lancaster Murder

Grant Johnson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including first-degree murder in connection with the death of Ricardo Lancaster. The grand jury indicted Johnson on charges including first-degree murder while armed, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol outside a home or … Read more →

Substantial Probability Found in Case Against Grant Johnson

Judge William Jackson found substantial probability today in the case against Grant Johnson, suspected in the fatal shooting of Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster. Johnson, 37, is suspected of felony murder while armed in connection with the case. Jackson said that cell phone records, Johnson’s inconsistent statements to police, his girlfriend giving him a false partial alibi … Read more →

Grant Johnson Ordered Held in Murder of Ricardo Lancaster

Grant Johnson was ordered held pending a preliminary hearing on charges of first-degree murder while armed for the May shooting death of Ricardo Lancaster. Johnson was arrested on Wednesday after phone records indicated that he was near Lancaster when Lancaster was killed. Johnson and the victim had also exchanged multiple phone calls the night of … Read more →

Grant Johnson Arrested in Shooting Death of Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster

A 37-year-old Bladensburg, Md. man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the May shooting death of Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster. MPD said Thursday that Grant Johnson had been arrested Wednesday in connection with the case. Lancaster was found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a car in … Read more →

Grant Johnson

  • Arrested: June 27, 2012
  • Age: 39
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the May 31, 2012, death of Ricardo Mandrell Lancaster.