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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

District Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for 2016 Murder in Southeast Washington

           WASHINGTON – Quincy Green aka Wayne Wright, 37, of Washington, D.C. was sentenced on Friday to 17 years in prison for killing a man in May 2016 as he walked down Southern Avenue in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

           Green pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to one count of second-degree murder while armed and one count of solicitation of murder in August 2019. He was sentenced by the Honorable Craig Iscoe. Following the prison term, Green will be placed on five years of supervised release. The sentence also included a period of incarceration for another charge that Green pled guilty to in which he solicited the murder of the fiancée of a potential witness for the trial of the May 2016 murder. The sentences will run concurrently

           According to the government’s evidence, during the early evening hours of May 19, 2016, in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, S.E., Green followed behind the decedent, Dana Hamilton, as he walked down the street. As he approached Mr. Hamilton, Green retrieved a firearm and shot him multiple times. Green then fled the area. 

           Members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene, and Mr. Hamilton was taken to a local hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead a short while later.

           Following jury selection in the trial related to Green’s murder of Mr. Hamilton, on November 17, 2018, the Government disclosed the identity and plea and cooperation agreement of a witness expected to testify against Green. After learning this information. Green wrote a letter to another individual in which he solicited the murder of the cooperating witness’s fiancée.    

           In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of the detectives, officers, and mobile crime technicians who worked on the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. She also expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by the FBI’s Cellular Analysis Survey Team. She acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Supervisory Paralegal Specialist Sharon Newman; Paralegal Specialists Kelly Blakeney and Lashone Samuels; Victim Witness Specialist Jennifer Clark; M. Laverne Perry, Lesley Slade, Tanya Via and all of the Victim/Witness Assistance Unit; Investigative Analyst Zachary McMenamin; and Litigation Technology Specialists Leif Hickling, and William Henderson.

           Finally, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles J. Willoughby, Jr. and Kevin Flynn, who investigated and prosecuted the matter.

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Updated November 12, 2019