Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WaPo: "Man charged with murder in slaying of DC actress"

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Man charged with murder in slaying of D.C. actress

By Peter Hermann and Michael E. Miller

On Christmas Day, Tricia McCauley made a pie and prepared her signature Brussels sprouts to take to a holiday party with fellow members of the District’s theater scene. At 4:30 p.m., she posted to Facebook that she was on her way.

She never showed for dinner.

A frantic search by friends and family who scoured city blocks ended just after midnight Tuesday, when a man walking his dog near Dupont Circle spotted McCauley’s white two-door Scion iQ with its “Plant more plants” bumper sticker.

Police found the car a few minutes later parked in the 2200 block of M Street NW in West End. They confronted a man who had been spotted driving the Scion in a nearby CVS store. A police report says an officer asked the man for the keys, and he surrendered them. Inside the car, police found McCauley’s 5-foot-4, 115-pound body.

McCauley had been strangled and beaten, authorities said. Police charged the man, Adrian Duane Johnson, 29, with first-degree felony murder, among other crimes.

See this response from Ward 5 resident Kathy Henderson:

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If this case results in a plea or guilty verdict residents must speak up to inform the Court; frustrated neighbors and friends should write a strongly worded community impact statement that will be considered at sentencing. This senseless tragedy must not be accepted as a consequence of urban living. 

Kathy Henderson, 5D05
5D Court Watch Coordinator   

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