“May God Forgive Me for My Sins and Have Mercy on My Soul,” Robert Carter Says at Sentencing for Murder of Angel Morse

Robert Merrill Carter was sentenced Friday to 70 years in prison in connection with the October 2010 shooting death of his 13-year-old daughter, Angel Morse. Carter, 41, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and two related assault charges in connection with the case a week before his trial was scheduled to begin in Oct. 2012. Carter … Read more →

Robert Carter Pleads Guilty in Killing of Angel Morse

Robert Carter pled guilty today to killing his 13-year-old daughter Angel Morse. His trial for first-degree murder was set to begin next week. At a hearing in July 2011 Carter pleaded innocent. His attorney, Steven Kiersh, had filed notice that he would be using an insanity defense at trial. Carter told mental health experts evaluating … Read more →

Prosecutors Allege Teen Was Sexually Abused Before Her Murder

Robert Carter is accused of killing his 13-year-old daughter Angel Morse on Oct. 29, 2010, before fleeing the family home in Northwest Washington, carjacking a MetroAccess vehicle and crashing in Prince George’s County. But prosecutors now say that Carter may have also been sexually abusing Morse and they are seeking to introduce evidence of abuse … Read more →

There was something evil in the house,” Man Accused of Killing Daughter told Mental Health Experts

A mental health report on Robert Carter, charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his daughter, Angel Morse, includes Carter’s own accounting for what happened the afternoon Morse was killed. He has pleaded innocent. The report is part of the public record connected to the case. At a December court date, attorneys … Read more →

Attorneys Divided on Robert Carter’s Insanity Defense Claim

A mental health report from Saint Elizabeth’s on Robert Carter was presented in court Friday afternoon, but prosecutors and defense attorneys disagree on exactly what the report found. Carter, 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his 13-year-old daughter, Angel Morse. The mental health report by a psychologist found that Carter … Read more →

Innocent Plea from Angel Morse's Father; Attorney to Seek Insanity Defense

Robert Carter today pleaded innocent to all 24 criminal charges against him, including one count of premeditated first degree murder for the shooting death of his 13-year-old daughter Angel Morse. Carter’s attorney entered the plea on his behalf and told Judge Thomas Motley that he would likely be pursuing an insanity defense on behalf of … Read more →

Robert Carter Indicted on First Degree Murder for Death of Daughter Angel Morse

A Grand Jury today indicted Robert Carter for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his daughter, 13-year-old Angel Morse. Carter was indicted on a total of 23 additional charges related to the killing, including wounding two others, holding six people against their will, and carjacking. Charging documents allege that Carter shot Morse once through … Read more →

No Indictments Yet in Six Murder Cases

Six murder cases were before Judge Thomas Motley Friday morning for felony status conferences and each of them resulted in new status conference dates. Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper are scheduled to reappear on April 1 in the case accusing them of killing Jamal Wilson on Nov. 14, 2010. The two men have not yet … Read more →

No Charges Yet in Angel Morse's Death

The man detained on suspicion of killing 13-year-old Angel Morse is likely to remain in custody at least until May 6. At a felony status conference today, government prosecutors announced that Robert Carter has not yet been indicted on any charges, including murder, in the shooting death of his daughter, Morse, on Oct 29, 2010. … Read more →

Father to be Prosecuted in Killing of Teenage Daughter

Angel Morse was 13 years old when she was shot once through her head on Oct. 29. Her body was found in the basement of her home by her brother. Those details were among the first to be revealed in a preliminary hearing Nov. 19 in D.C. Superior Court, where Judge Rankin found probable cause … Read more →

Charging documents for Robert Carter now available

Now available are the charging documents against Robert Merrill Carter, accused of killing 13-year-old Angel Morse in Northwest D.C. Oct. 29 with a single gunshot wound to the head. Carter, who goes by the nickname “Beef,” is also known as Ronald Grose, according to the arrest warrant issued for him Oct. 30. In the documents, … Read more →

Robert Carter Expected in Court Nov. 19

For those who didn’t see the tweet this weekend, Robert Carter, suspected in the Brightwood triple shooting that killed 13-year-old Angel Morse, was charged in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday morning. I’ll have charging documents up as early as this afternoon and his next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 19, a week from Friday. … Read more →

Where is the suspect in last Friday's deadly triple shooting?

Nov. 5, 2010: 9:30 a.m. Prince George’s County Detention Facility said this morning that Robert Carter is currently in custody there, but the records clerk I spoke with referred me to her supervisor for information about his charges, saying only he was being held as a “prisoner from another jurisdiction.” Nov. 4, 2010: Last Friday’s … Read more →

Arrest in NW Triple Shooting, Victim IDed as 13-yo Angel Morse

This news release just came through from Fourth District Metro PD regarding Friday afternoon’s triple shooting in Northwest D.C. The release identifies the deceased victim as 13-year-old Angel Morse. Robert Carter, a 39-year-old Northwest D.C. resident, is in custody for the shooting. He was arrested in Prince George’s County after fleeing the scene in a … Read more →

Triple Shooting on Madison St NW

At least one person is dead after a triple shooting in the 500 block of Madison St NW on Friday afternoon. A Metro Police message sent to the Fourth District yahoo listserve stated that the shooting occurred in a residence: “Units are on the scene of a shooting which occurred inside a residence in the … Read more →

Robert Carter

  • Arrested: Oct. 29, 2010
  • Age: 41
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Oct. 29, 2010 death of Angel Morse.