Jeffrey Mills Found Guilty in Murder of Juan Paredes

Jeffrey Mills was found guilty Thursday of voluntary maslaughter while armed and carrying a dangerous weapon during crime of violence in connection with the 2012 death of 45-year-old Juan Antonio Paredes. Jurors in the case delivered their verdict around 5:00 p.m. Thursday after deliberating for less than five hours. Mills, 50, was charged with first-degree … Read more →

Attorney: Mills “was only trying to protect himself” in fatal barbell beating

Jeffrey Mills doesn’t deny that he attacked Juan Paredes with a steel barbell on a Saturday afternoon in January 2012, a block from Columbia Heights metro. The beating, he says, was in self-defense. “Jeffrey Mills had no intention of killing Mr. Paredes,” Andrew Crespo, Mills’ attorney, told the court in opening statements Monday, saying Paredes … Read more →

Probable Cause for Murder 1 Found in Columbia Heights Beating Case

Judge William Jackson found probable cause today in the case against a DC man accused of beating Juan Paredes to death with a barbell in a busy Columbia Heights commercial area. Jeffrey Mills was arrested Jan. 14, the same day of the fatal attack, on suspicion of assault with intent to kill. Paredes died on … Read more →

Suspect in Fatal Assault Believed Victim was “Taunting” Him

Charging documents in a fatal assault case against Jeffrey Mills indicate that Mills may have lashed out in fear of being injured himself. According to the documents, Mills, a street vendor, told detectives that he was approached by Juan Paredes on Saturday afternoon and that Paredes had “threatened to cut him with a machete-shaped pocket … Read more →

Columbia Heights Beating Victim IDed as Juan Antonio Paredes

UPDATED The DC Medical Examiner has determined that a man fatally beaten with a steel pole in Columbia Heights Saturday afternoon was the victim of homicide. On Thursday MPD identified the man as 45-year-old Juan Antonio Paredes. He died Sunday, MPD said. MPD did not identify a suspect in the case, saying only that a … Read more →

Jeffrey Mills

  • Arrested: Jan. 16, 2012
  • Age: 52
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the Jan. 14, 2012, death of Juan Antonio Paredes.