MURDER USA – The Year of the Bullet, the Bat, and the Blade – Two more murders up tally to 97 for 2016 in PG County

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MURDER USA – The Year of the Bullet, the Bat, and the Blade – Two more murders up tally to 97 for 2016 in PG County

SUITLAND, MD. – The year of 2016 in Prince George’s County, Md., could be called the Year of the Bullet, the Bat, and the Blade, as murder victims generally are found full of bullet holes, beaten to death or sliced and diced with knives, axes, and machetes, with 97 homicides for the year, up by 20 over 2015. That is a rate of about one every three days, just enough time to hose down the meat wagon, clean out the morgue of blood and gore and let the forensics lab restock their supplies.

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The upside: funeral homes are doing well, and with many of the murder victims active in the crime business, the taxpayers are saved the cost of their many trials and incarceration expenses.

Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a homicide in Suitland. The victim is 34-year-old Terria Petty of Terrace Drive in Suitland. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in this case.

On December 31st, at about 5:25 am, the victim was found in 3500 block of Silver Park Drive outside in the rear of a building suffering from trauma to the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

 

Carrington Carter II shot to death as PG County’s
murder rate ends 2016 with a bang

Carrington Carter II last murder victim of 2016 in PG County

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD.  PG County Police Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Capitol Heights Friday night. The victim is 27-year-old Carrington Carter II, of 1404 Windjammer Court in Fort Washington. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On December 30, 2016, at about 10:10 pm, police say the victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds outside in the 7100 block of White Pearl Place. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Carter was charged with drug dealing on Aug. 27, 2014, in Prince Georges County District Court. The charge was dropped on Sept. 26, 2014.

Carter was charged in Prince Georges County Circuit Court with four drug dealing and related charges on after a Drug Court case was reopened on Oct. 14, 2014. On Aug. 20, 2015, Carter was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs in a plea deal with Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. The DEAL:  five years in prison with all but one day suspended; probation for five years after serving the one day and credit given for one day already in jail while awaiting trial. Carter was required by Judge Rattal to “write an essay as directed.”  On May 5, 2016, Carter was found to be in violation of the special conditions of the Drug Court to complete eight hours of community service. On August 18, 2016, Carter was given a verbal reminder about the need to fulfill the “special condition.”

After failing to abide by Drug Court sanctions, Carter was locked up on Dec. 1, 2016, and released from custody on Dec. 4, 2016. A drug court status hearing was held on Dec. 22, 2016, with the hearing continued to Jan. 5, 2017.

No further special conditions are required after he was given gunshot massage and bullet therapy on Dec. 30, 2016.

Letter to the Editor:

Whomever wrote the article about Carrington Carter is heartless. During this time of grief, how dare you write such a callous final paragraph?!?! Hire some REAL journalists that have been trained to neutrally report the news and RESPECT that this young man had his life snuffed out which leaves family and friends heartbroken. I’m DISGUSTED by your staff’s total disregard for human life.
It needs to be retracted. And WHERE are the pics that illustrate the GOOD that he has done?!? That he graduated Cum Laude from college?!?!?
He has a daughter that has to read this filth!!!!!
Michelle Littlejohn

(Editor’s Note: That a long-time drug dealer has been murdered on the streets of a violent drug-filled area of Prince George’s County is noteworthy chiefly due to it being the last known and reported murder of the year. Our condolences go to his family who evidently had to put up with his criminality as much as society and the hapless taxpayers who picked up the tab for his adventures in the criminal justice system. His college education, if he did indeed acquire same, could have been put to better use than dealing drugs. No one is required to read this story of the murder of a drug dealer; doing so is a matter of choice. Thank you for sharing your viewpoint.)

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