FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2012
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District Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
For 2007 Murder at Northwest Washington Apartment Complex
- Defendant Killed Unarmed Victim During a Dice Game -
WASHINGTON - Gerald Anderson, 22, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 35 years in prison on charges stemming from the 2007 murder of a man at an apartment complex in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Anderson was found guilty by a jury in April 2012, following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, of first-degree murder while armed and a firearms offense. He was sentenced by the Honorable William M. Jackson. Upon completion of his prison term, Anderson will be placed on five years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, Anderson and accomplices shot the victim, David Mayo, 39, just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2007, in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 600 block of Park Road NW. Mr. Mayo was murdered during a dice game. Anderson and his accomplices attacked him with multiple rounds of gunfire, and Anderson ended the onslaught by approaching Mr. Mayo as he lay on the ground, executing him with several more gunshots.
Anderson was arrested in October 2010. No other arrests have been made in the case.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen praised the work of the detectives, and officers who investigated the case. He also commended the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Tanya Via, Marcia Rinker, and Michael Hailey of the Victim Witness Assistance Unit; Litigation Technology Specialists Leif Hickling, Jeanie Latimore-Brown and Paul Howell, and Paralegal Specialist Sharon Newman. Finally, he expressed appreciation to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Todd Gee, Alessio Evangelista and Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez and Mona Sahaf, who tried the case along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Gee.