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District Woman Sentenced to Four-Year Prison Term for Attacking Neighbor With a Hammer in Southeast Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Victim Disabled as a Result of Attack

            WASHINGTON – Kesha Honesty, 48, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a four-year prison term for assaulting her neighbor with a hammer last spring in Southeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            Honesty pleaded guilty in August 2022, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to assault with a dangerous weapon. She was sentenced on Oct. 25, 2022, by the Honorable Jason Park. Following her prison term, she will be placed on three years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on May 21, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Honesty assaulted the neighbor with a hammer outside an apartment building in the 5100 block of Fitch Street SE. The victim was hospitalized for almost four months and underwent approximately 10 different surgeries and procedures. She is now partially paralyzed on the left side of her body and will require assistance for the remainder of her life.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They also expressed appreciation for the work of those who handled the cases at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Victim/Witness Advocate Amy Trotto, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randle Wilson, Andrea Antonelli, and Cameron Tepfer, who investigated and prosecuted the matter.

Updated October 31, 2022

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 22-381