Curtis Patterson Sentenced to 11 1/2 Years In Angelo Jones Murder Case

Curtis Patterson was sentenced today to 11 1/2 years in prison for obstruction of justice and gun possession in connection with the October 2010 shooting death of Angelo Jones. At sentencing, Patterson told Judge Thomas Motley that he was just following the “rules of the street” when he gave his cousin the gun used to … Read more →

Defense Attorney’s Absence Delays Curtis Patterson Sentencing Twice

Twice this month Curtis Patterson has been brought before the court for sentencing, only to be sent back to the cell block without a sentence because his attorney has been absent. Patterson, 23, pled guilty in March to illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of Angelo … Read more →

40 Year Prison Sentence for Rickey Pharr in Shooting Death of Angelo Jones

Rickey Pharr was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of Angelo Jones in Clay Terrace in 2010. Pharr, 28, was found guilty of first-degree murder in February. A press release from the US Attorney’s Office is after the jump. District Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For 2010 Slaying … Read more →

The 911 Call Before the Gunshots: Could Angelo Jones have been Saved?

In Clay Terrace the shots ring out, first one: bang. Then over and over again. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. “You heard that?” a young man asks a 911 operator. “Yes, I heard it,” she says. “I heard it.” That shooting, recorded in a 911 call early in the morning of Oct. 2, … Read more →

Curtis Patterson Pleads “Guilty” to Weapons, Obstruction Charges in Death of Angelo Jones

Curtis Patterson pled guilty last week to illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of Angelo Jones. Patterson was charged in Oct. 2011 with seven counts connected to the case, including one count of first-degree murder while armed. His co-defendant, Rickey Pharr, was convicted of first-degree murder … Read more →

USAO on “Guilty” Verdict in Rickey Pharr Case

The US Attorney’s Office today issued the following news release about the “guilty” verdict in Rickey Pharr’s murder trial yesterday. For more about the case see this page. District Man Convicted of First-Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed in 2010 Slaying in Northeast Washington - Defendant Shot Victim Multiple Times in the Back - WASHINGTON - … Read more →

Comment of the Day: “Justice has been Served”

UPDATED with comment from Aisha Jones Angelo Jones’ mother, Diane Jenkins, issued the following statement today following the “guilty” verdict in the case against Rickey Pharr: I the Mother of Angelo Jones wishes to give thanks to God, Regan Taylor, Det. Gus,The Courts, Jury, The Government, MPD,The Detectives,Medical Examiner,Gun Expert and all those who help … Read more →

Guilty” Verdict in Rickey Pharr Case

Rickey Pharr was found guilty today of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Angelo Jones in Northeast DC in Oct. 2010. The jury of seven women and five men found Pharr guilty on all counts: first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, and three weapons charges. Pharr, dressed in a sherbet green shirt, yellow … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Continue in Rickey Pharr Murder Case

The case against Rickey Pharr, charing him with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Angelo Jones, went to the jury this morning but jurors failed to reach a verdict by the end of the day. They are tasked with findings on five counts: first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, and three weapons charges. If they … Read more →

Dix Street Murder Case is “Huge Embarrassment to the Government,” Rickey Pharr’s Defense Attorney Says

Jurors in the murder case against Rickey Pharr are expected to begin deliberating tomorrow on a case that Pharr’s defense attorney on Monday called “a huge embarrassment to the government.” According to the government’s evidence presented at trial and summarized in closing statements Monday afternoon, on Oct. 2, 2010, Pharr encountered Angelo Jones at a … Read more →

Witness recounts hiding gun, T-shirt for Pharr

A 22-year-old witness who says she held Rickey Pharr’s gun, T-shirt and hat after he allegedly shot Angelo Jones took the stand today in the first-degree murder trial against Pharr. The witness, a friend of Pharr’s, said she was drinking a cup of champagne on a front porch in Lincoln Heights with a friend when … Read more →

Comment of the Day: “Keep both parties families in your prayers.”

This Comment of the Day comes from Manofblessings, who wrote in about the Angelo Jones/ Rickey Pharr murder trial Keep both parties families in your prayers, at the end of this trial there will be alot of being affected by the outcome either way. Angelo Jones family has lost a son,brother,nephew,father etc. So keep all … Read more →

All I wanted to do was prevent the incident from happening,” Witness tells Jury

For many present in Judge Thomas Motley’s courtroom late Wednesday morning, the eight minutes played from a recorded 911 call likely felt interminable. “That’s not a good address… What’s your location?” the 911 dispatcher asks the caller, in different ways, again and again. The caller tells her, again and again. Clay Terrace. 54th Street. The … Read more →

Despite Delays, Rickey Pharr Murder Trial Underway

A first degree murder trial for Rickey Pharr is underway, despite continuing disagreements between the government and Pharr’s defense attorney over evidence and witnesses. The trial, which was scheduled to begin last Monday, has been marked by fits and starts. Before jury selection last week, Pharr’s case was severed from that of his co-defendant, Curtis … Read more →

Rickey Pharr Enters “Not Guilty” Plea in Shooting Death of Angelo Jones

In a brief court appearance Wednesday, 27-year-old Rickey Pharr pleaded innocent to charges that he killed 31-year-old Angelo Jones during a craps game in the Clay Terrace neighborhood of D.C. Oct. 2. Pharr’s attorney entered the plea and Pharr did not speak. At the hearing he was arraigned on the charges including first degree murder, … 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 →

Rickey Pharr to be Tried in Shooting Death of Angelo Jones

A D.C. judge ruled today that 26-year-old Rickey “Packie” Pharr will stand trial for the death of Angelo Jones, who was shot and killed during a craps game in the Clay Terrace neighborhood of D.C. Oct. 2. Judge Herbert Dixon said it was the account of a witness, who described Pharr telling a group of … Read more →

Dix Street Murder

Rickey Pharr, a 26-year-old D.C. man also known as Packy, Packie, or Pac-Man, has been charged in the Oct. 2 2010 shooting that left 31-year-old Angelo Jones dead. Jones, also known as Lochie, was a D.C. resident. An online obituary is here and photos of a street shrine in his memory are here. In the … Read more →

Rickey Pharr

  • Arrested: Nov. 22, 2010
  • Age: 28
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the Oct. 2, 2010 death of Angelo Jones.