A Maryland man is accused of killing his mother and stabbing someone this past weekend has been charged in connection with three cold case murders in Washington, D.C., including one dating back nearly 30 years, authorities said Thursday.
Man accused of killing his mother and stabbing someone over the past weekend
John Carrington, 53, was arrested Wednesday on a murder warrant in connection with the Aug. 29 death of his mother in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
He now faces additional charges of two counts of first-degree murder while armed and felony murder, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department said.
The most recent cold case manslaughter murder allegedly related to him occurred on December 10, 2010 when James Campbell, of Bladensburg, Maryland, died from gunshot wounds.
Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Southern Avenue for a report of shots fired when the 25-year-old was found and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On March 15, 2008, officers found Reginald Gaither, 40, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, with a gunshot wound inside a car. He later died.
The oldest alleged murder occurred on August 30, 1992 when Charles Boulware, 29, was fatally stabbed.
In addition to the Washington murders, Carrington is accused of killing his 71-year-old mother. Officers found Johnetta Waormley inside her home on Sunday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carrington’s son told Fox 5 DC that he hasn’t heard from his father, except when he received a request on Cash App to send money.
“What kind of son would do that to his mother?” Carrington’s son, who was not identified, told the outlet. “At this point, I just pray for justice.”
Carrington is also charged with domestic-related stabbing on Saturday, the day before his mother was killed. The victim survived. He also allegedly tried to rob a gas station Monday morning.