Kevin Johnson Indicted in Girlfriend’s Murder

Kevin McDarin Johnson pleaded innocent Thursday to first-degree premeditated murder while armed in the choking death of Detra Martin on February 20. Police found Martin, 48, late at night in a locked bedroom unconscious and strangled to death. Before she was killed, charging documents say, Martin and Johnson had a heated confrontation over a loan … Read more →

Probable Cause Found in Case Against Kevin Johnson

Fifteen years ago, on November 23, 1998, Kevin McDarin Johnson strangled and killed his former girlfriend in Prince George’s County, detectives say. And on June 4, 1999, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Maryland court. Now, months after he finished serving his five-year parole in late 2013, he faces another murder charge. He’s suspected … Read more →

Kevin Johnson Held in Connection with Death of Girlfriend, Detra Martin

Kevin McDarin Johnson, 51, was held without bond Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend, 48-year-old Detra Martin. Martin was found unconscious and unresponsive on her bedroom floor in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast DC at about 11:00 p.m. Thursday. Police believe she was … Read more →

Kevin McDarin Johnson Arrested in Strangling Death of Detra Martin

Kevin McDarin Johnson, 51, was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Detra Martin. Martin, 48, died at a local hospital after being found unconscious in the 800 block of Southern Avenue Southeast. A medical examiner found that she died of “asphyxia due to strangulation” and ruled her death a … Read more →

Kevin McDarin Johnson

  • Arrested: Feb. 21, 2014
  • Age: 51
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Feb. 20, 2014 death of Detra Martin.