Vernon McRae Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Death of Stepfather

Vernon McRae was sentenced last week to five years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of his stepfather, Michael Washington, during a drunken argument in October. McRae pleaded guilty to the charge in February. According to prosecutor’s sentencing memorandum to the courts, On October 26, 2010, following a verbal argument, Vernon McRae punched his stepfather, … Read more →

Vernon McRae Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Murder of 63-year-old Man

Vernon McRae pleaded guilty today to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 63-year-old Michael Washington, who died after an assault on Oct. 26, 2010 at a Morris Road Southeast apartment. McRae, 22, is due in court April 29 for sentencing. In court documents, authorities asserted that McRae and Washington had been in an argument and … Read more →

Preliminary Hearing Postponed for Vernon McRae, Held in October Homicide

Vernon McRae was due in court today for a preliminary hearing, but the date was rescheduled to Feb. 16. This is the fifth time a preliminary hearing in McRae’s case has been delayed. The 22-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder in a D.C. homicide and remains jailed at least until next week’s court date. … Read more →

Vernon McRae

Vernon McRae’s preliminary trial was continued this morning to Tuesday Nov. 30. Read more →

Charging documents for Vernon McRae

The 22 year-old man charged with killing 63-year-old Michael Washington had been in an argument with Washington and had threatened to hit him if he should call police, charging documents in the case allege. Vernon McRae, of Southeast D.C., is charged with second-degree murder. According to court documents, Washington was knocked unconscious the night of … Read more →

Vernon McRae

  • Arrested: Nov. 4, 2010
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Oct. 26, 2010 death of Michael Washington.