William Faison Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Jeffrey Covington Murder

Judge Ronna Beck sentenced William Faison to 25 years in prison Friday for the shooting death of 19-year-old Jeffrey Covington. “I don’t think Mr. Faison set out to harm anybody,” Judge Beck said. “But when you go after someone with a firearm in your possession there is always the possibility that someone could get killed, … Read more →

William Faison Pleads Guilty to Jeffrey Covington Murder

William Faison pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Jeffrey Covington; co-defendant Jeffrey Blount pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence in the case. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed all other charges. According to the proffer of facts, shortly after 1 a.m. on July 2, 2011, at a … Read more →

Surviving Victim in Fatal Double Robbery Charged in Same Indictment as Murder Suspect

A man who, along with Jeffrey Covington, was the subject of an armed robbery attempt that left Covington dead, has been charged alongside the shooter who is suspected of murder. An indictment filed last week charges Jeffrey Blount with obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and illegal possession of a firearm. The indictment states that … Read more →

Substantial probability” found in Murder Case against William Faison

Judge Lynn Leibovitz ruled Friday that there is substantial probability that William Faison committed first-degree murder when Jeffrey Covington was shot during a robbery attempt on a craps game. In making the ruling, she rejected defense claims that Faison was not the person responsible for the shooting and that, if he were, it would have … Read more →

Preliminary Hearing Set for Aug 19 in Jeffrey Covington Homicide

Twenty-one-year-old William Faison was ordered held yesterday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jeffrey Covington on July 2. Charging documents allege that Faison, identified by witnesses, was in pursuit of one of Covington’s buddies and had pushed Covington out of the way to better aim a gun at the friend. When … Read more →

William Faison Arrested in Jeffrey Yarnell Covington Homicide

A 21-year-old Southeast D.C. man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Jeffrey Yarnell Covington MPD identified the suspect as William Faison. A press release from MPD is after the jump. August 2, 2011 Arrest Made in the Homicide of Jeffrey Yarnell Covington ( Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan … Read more →

William Faison

  • Arrested: Aug. 2, 2011
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the July 2, 2011, death of Jeffrey Yarnell Covington.