Johnathan Dawkins Sentenced to Nine Years in Stabbing Death of Dwayne Brisbon

A judge sentenced Johnathan Dawkins to nine years in prison and five years supervised release Friday for the stabbing death of Dwayne Brisbon. Three members of Brisbon’s family told the court how Brisbon’s death impacted them, especially the effect it had on his son. “Sure judge, he can get another man in his life,” Brisbon’s … Read more →

Johnathan Dawkins Found Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter While Armed

A jury found Johnathan Dawkins guilty of voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with the stabbing death of Dwayne Brisbon after two days of deliberations. Brisbon, 33, was found stabbed in a crashed car at the 500 block of Florida Avenue Northwest around 2:15 a.m. on May 1, 2012. He was transported to a local … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Begin in Johnathan Dawkins Murder Trial

Prosecutors in the murder trial against Johnathan Dawkins say that Dwayne Brisbon just stopped to check on the welfare of a perfect stranger and it cost him his life. But Dawkin’s defense attorneys say Dawkins stabbed Brisbon in self-defense after a second man held him while Brisbon beat him that night. After four days of … Read more →

Johnathan Dawkins Takes the Stand in His Defense

Johnathan Dawkins took the stand Wednesday and told jurors he was afraid for his life before fatally stabbing 33-year-old Dwayne Brisbon. “I looked up and I immediately thought, they are about to jump me,” said Dawkins, “I was scared, I panicked.” Dawkins is charged with voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with the stabbing death … Read more →

Johnathan Dawkins Ordered Held for Dwayne Brisbon Murder

Johnathan Dawkins was ordered held Friday pending a preliminary hearing after Judge Karen Howze ruled that there was substantial probability that he was responsible for the stabbing death of Dwayne Brisbon. Dawkins turned himself in after finding out he was a person of interest in the case, according to his attorney. Brisbon was found by … Read more →

Arrest in Fatal Florida Avenue Stabbing, MPD Says

UPDATE: MPD has identified the suspect in this case as 30 year-old Johnathan Frederick Dawkins of Southeast DC. Dawkins was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed, MPD said. * Police are expected to announce this afternoon that they have made an arrest in connection with the stabbing death of Dwayne Edward Brisbon. … Read more →

Johnathan Frederick Dawkins

  • Arrested: July 19, 2012
  • Age: 32
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the May 1, 2012, death of Dwayne Edward Brisbon.