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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Two District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms
For Robbery at Northwest Washington Apartment Building
-Defendants Targeted Victims in the Lobby-
WASHINGTON – Michael Richardson and Kendall Lowe, both 22 and of Washington, D.C., have been sentenced to prison terms on charges stemming from a robbery last fall at an apartment building in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
The defendants pled guilty in March 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Richardson pled guilty to robbery and carrying a pistol without a license. Lowe pled guilty to robbery. Both were sentenced by the Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow.
Richardson was sentenced on June 21, 2013 to a 3 ½-year prison term, and Lowe was sentenced on June 7, 2013 to three years in prison. Upon completion of their prison terms, both men will be placed on three years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, Richardson and Lowe targeted the victims, two men, at about 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2012 after seeing them in the lobby of an apartment building in the 200 block of Hamilton Street NW. Richardson and Lowe went into the lobby. Then, with Lowe acting as a look-out, Richardson pointed a gun at one of the victims and demanded money, getting $47. Richardson then turned and pointed the gun at the second victim and demanded money. When that man said he had no money, Richardson and Lowe fled the building.
A witness spotted the defendants the following day and called police.
In announcing the sentences, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Natalia Medina, who investigated and prosecuted the case.13-224