Tarkeyshia R. Brown | Homicide Watch DChttp://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/Latest news about Tarkeyshia R. Brownen-usWed, 24 Apr 2013 15:06:40 -040019 Year Prison Sentence for Tarkeyshia Brown in Stabbing Death of Jawan Parkerhttp://homicidewatch.org/2013/04/24/19-year-prison-sentence-for-tarkeyshia-brown-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/<p>Judge William Jackson sentenced <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia Brown</a> to 19 years in prison Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the October 2011 stabbing death of <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>.</p> <p>Prosecutors had been seeking the maximum sentence of 21 years since Oct. 2012, but Brown’s sentencing was pushed back several times so that she could be evaluated by mental health professionals.<br /> <span id="more-14364"></span><br /> Prosecutors believe Jawan Parker was killed over $10 he owed for a PCP purchase from Tarkeyshia Brown.</p> <p>"I apologize to the Parker family for what I did, and to the court," Brown said Wednesday, fighting through tears.</p> <p>Brown, who will be required to serve five years supervised release when her sentence ends, was in an abusive relationship that left her “moral compass in a different place,” her attorney, Veda Coleman, said. Coleman said the boyfriend would pistol-whip her and physically assaulted her frequently.</p> <p>Brown's attorney requested that Brown be placed in a facility that would enable her to get mental health treatment.</p> <p>Brown “hasn't been treated with dignity and respect," Coleman said. "We think her background is a mitigating factor."</p> <p>As part of the plea deal, prosecutors declined to pursue first-degree murder charges and enhancements for crimes committed while on pretrial release against Brown.</p> Vanya MehtaWed, 24 Apr 2013 15:06:40 -0400http://homicidewatch.org/2013/04/24/19-year-prison-sentence-for-tarkeyshia-brown-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. BrownProsecutors Seeking Maximum Sentence for Tarkeyshia Brownhttp://homicidewatch.org/2012/10/27/prosecutors-seeking-maximum-sentence-for-tarkeyshia-brown/<p>Prosecutors are aiming for a 21-year prison sentence for <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia Brown</a>, who <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/2012/07/13/guilty-plea-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/" >pled guilty</a> in July to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>.</p> <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" ><img title="jawan parker" src="http://hwdc.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/photos/2011/10/18/Jawan/225x300/20f68c6d78c20c534f33503e910d49ec.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Prosecutors believe Jawan Parker was killed over $10 he owed for a PCP purchase from Tarkeyshia Brown.</p> <p>Prosecutors said in charging documents that Parker and a friend planned to buy a $20 "dipper" of PCP from Brown, but the friend didn't have the cash, so Brown received $10 from Parker. Then he broke his promise to share the drugs with Brown.</p> <p>It was that choice, prosecutors said, that made Brown upset. <span id="more-10835"></span></p> <p>She found Parker and stabbed him five times -- once in the heart, prosecutors say, over the $10 debt.</p> <p>Brown said in a <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/2012/07/13/guilty-plea-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/" >July court hearing</a> that she didn't dispute that account.</p> <p>Brown had been arrested in August 2010 and accused of attacking a police officer with a knife in an attack that nearly cut off two of the man's fingers, according to court documents. She was released and was being monitored by the Pretrial Services Agency when she allegedly killed Parker in October 2011.</p> <p>As part of her guilty plea in Parker's death, she has also pleaded guilty to the stabbing incident.</p> <p>In May 2011, Brown pled guilty to a separate second-degree assault charge in Prince George's County Circuit Court. But, prosecutors wrote, "for whatever reason, her assault conviction did not result in the immediate revocation of her bond" in the stabbing case.</p> <p>Court records show no hearings were held to address possible violations of Brown's terms of release.</p> <p>The proposed 21-year sentence is the highest Judge William Jackson could order for Brown. She could also receive as little as 10 years in prison for the crime.</p> <p>A presentencing report said that Brown had a high risk of committing more crimes.</p> <p>Brown "is an EXTREMELY high risk to any community and will most likely assault, injure, or possibly kill again, whether detained or not," the report said. It added that Brown would likely need to be separated from other inmates because she could exhibit violent behavior.</p> <p>As part of the plea deal, prosecutors declined to pursue first-degree murder charges and enhancements for crimes committed while on pretrial release against Brown.</p> <p>Brown's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m.</p> Sam PearsonSat, 27 Oct 2012 11:27:40 -0400http://homicidewatch.org/2012/10/27/prosecutors-seeking-maximum-sentence-for-tarkeyshia-brown/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. BrownGuilty Plea in Stabbing Death of Jawan Parkerhttp://homicidewatch.org/2012/07/13/guilty-plea-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/<p><a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia Brown</a> pleaded guilty today to one count of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>. Prosecutors said Brown was upset because she thought Parker owed her $10 for a "dipper" of PCP.<br /> <span id="more-9942"></span><br /> Brown, 34, could be sentenced to 10 to 21 years in prison. </p> <p>Parker was killed in October 2011 in the 1900 block of I Street Northeast. Brown was arrested five days later on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed. In February she waived her right to a preliminary hearing in order to consider a plea deal.</p> <p>In court Friday, prosecutors said Parker and a friend had purchased a "dipper" of PCP from Brown from $20. The two friends had agreed to split the cost and that they would share the drugs with Brown. When his friend came up short on the cash, Parker fronted the whole $20, but did not share the drugs. </p> <p>The night Parker was killed, Brown was angry about the $10 debt, prosecutors said. When Brown found Parker she stabbed him five times, including once in the heart.</p> <p>Asked by Judge William Jackson whether that information was correct, Brown said "yeah."</p> <p>Brown's guilty plea also includes a plea to felony assault stemming from a 2010 stabbing incident. </p> <p><em>Plea documents will be added to this post later this afternoon.</em></p> Laura AmicoFri, 13 Jul 2012 12:14:26 -0400http://homicidewatch.org/2012/07/13/guilty-plea-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. BrownTarkeyshia Brown Waives Preliminary Hearing to Consider Plea Offerhttp://homicidewatch.org/2012/02/17/tarkeyshia-brown-waives-preliminary-hearing-to-consider-plea-offer/<p><a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia Brown</a> today waived her right to a preliminary hearing in order to gain more time to consider a plea offer made by the government.</p> <p>Brown, 34, is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in the October 2011 stabbing death of <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>.<br /> <span id="more-7776"></span><br /> Charging documents in the case state that a drug debt may have led to the fatal attack.</p> <p>The plea offer has not been made a part of the official case record.</p> <p>Brown is due back in court for a status hearing on March 30.</p> Laura AmicoFri, 17 Feb 2012 11:35:32 -0500http://homicidewatch.org/2012/02/17/tarkeyshia-brown-waives-preliminary-hearing-to-consider-plea-offer/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. BrownDrug Debt May Have Led to Jawan Parker's Fatal Stabbinghttp://homicidewatch.org/2011/10/24/drug-debt-may-have-led-to-jawan-parkers-fatal-stabbing/<p>A drug debt may have led to <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>'s death Oct. 16, charging documents in the case against <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia Brown</a> allege.</p> <p>Brown appeared in court Saturday to be presented with a charge of first-degree murder while armed.</p> <p>In charging documents, two witnesses describe Brown looking for Parker, whom Brown called "Twin."<br /> <span id="more-6225"></span><br /> One witness said Brown "ranted that "Twin" did something he was not supposed to do."</p> <p>Another said Brown was yelling about Parker owing her money over a drug debt.</p> <p>When she found him, those two witnesses said, an intense altercation took place, with Brown yelling at Parker, appearing to punch him in his chest and stomach, and grab him by the back of his head and pull it down. When Parker walked away from the fight he was bleeding and he soon collapsed, charging documents state.</p> <p>A third witness, who knows Brown, identified her as the person who stabbed Parker. That witness said Brown had a small silver-colored knife, which she used to stab Parker. That witness picked Brown out of a photo lineup. The other witnesses, who did not know Brown, did not.</p> <p>A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 5. </p> <p>Read charging documents below.</p> <p><script src="http://s3.documentcloud.org/viewer/loader.js"></script><br /> <script> DV.load('http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/259326-tarkeyshia-brown.js', { width: 450, height: 600, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-259326-tarkeyshia-brown" }); </script></p> Laura AmicoMon, 24 Oct 2011 13:28:21 -0400http://homicidewatch.org/2011/10/24/drug-debt-may-have-led-to-jawan-parkers-fatal-stabbing/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. BrownTarkeyshia R. Brown Arrested in Stabbing Death of Jawan Parkerhttp://homicidewatch.org/2011/10/22/woman-arrested-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/<p><strong>UPDATED</strong><br /> A 33-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/victims/jawan-parker/" >Jawan Parker</a>, MPD 5th District Commander Andy Solberg said on a <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-5D/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://groups.yahoo.com']);">community listserv</a> this afternoon.</p> <p>A press release from MPD states that the woman's name is <a href="http://homicidewatch.org/suspects/tarkeyshia-r-brown/" >Tarkeyshia R. Brown</a>. She's suspected of first-degree murder while armed, according to the release.<br /> <span id="more-6171"></span></p> <blockquote><p>I want to inform all that the MPD made an arrest in the murder of Jawan Parker. Mr. Parker was killed in the 1900 block of I Street. , NE , on Sunday, October 16, 2011. </p> <p>Yesterday, Friday, October 21, 2011, a 33 year old woman was arrested and charged in his murder.</p> <p>Andy Solberg</p> <p>Commander, 5D</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>October 22, 2011</p> <p>Homicide Arrest: 1900 Block of I Street, NE</p> <p>(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 1900 block of I Street, NE.</p> <p>On Sunday, October 16, 2011 at approximately 8:20 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1900 block of I Street, NE, for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Jawan Parker of Northeast, Washington, DC.</p> <p>On Friday, October 21, 2011 at approximately 1:10 pm, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested and charged 33-year-old Tarkeyshia R. Brown of no fixed address. She is charged with Murder One While Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant in connection with the homicide of Jawan Parker. </p></blockquote> Laura AmicoSat, 22 Oct 2011 15:10:04 -0400http://homicidewatch.org/2011/10/22/woman-arrested-in-stabbing-death-of-jawan-parker/Jawan ParkerTarkeyshia R. Brown