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District Man Sentenced to Prison Term for Fatal Stabbing in Northwest Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Attack Took Place in Street Confrontation

            WASHINGTON – Aaron Jackson, 41, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 9 ½ years for fatally stabbing a man in Northwest Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Jackson pleaded guilty in June 2021, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. The plea, which was contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for a sentence of 9 ½ years of incarceration. The Honorable Milton C. Lee accepted the plea and sentenced Jackson accordingly. Following his prison term, Jackson will be placed on five years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence on Nov. 5, 2020, at about 2:30 a.m., Jackson and a group of acquaintances were hanging out on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Lamont Street NW. Jamaul Crockett joined the group in smoking K-2 (synthetic marijuana). According to the evidence, Mr. Crockett, 36, became belligerent and loud, and attempted to punch Jackson and missed. Mr. Crockett then pushed Jackson, causing Jackson to fall back and strike his head against a fence. Jackson took a knife that was in Jackson’s possession, and stabbed Mr. Crockett, inflicting the fatal wounds.

            Jackson was arrested on Nov. 11, 2020 and has remained in custody since. He had admitted stabbing the victim when detectives canvassing the area approached him at his home and asked if he would agree to answer questions about the incident.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Criminal Investigations Division Homicide Branch of the Metropolitan Police Department. They acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Lornce Applewhite; Victim/Witness Specialist Jennifer Clark, and Investigative Analyst Zachary McMenamin. Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney John Interrante, who investigated and prosecuted the matter. 

Updated November 5, 2021

Violent Crime