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DC man charged in 5 killings

D.C. Police officials announced Tuesday night that they have charged a 35-year-old man with five separate homicides dating back to 1994.

Ronald T. Brisbon, Jr. of Southeast D.C. was charged with three counts of first degree premeditated murder while armed and two counts of Murder One while armed. Brisbon was arrested at the Department’s Homicide Branch. He was being held at the DC Jail on unrelated charges.

Police did not immediately release any information about how they linked Brisbon to the homicides or whether he knew the victims, or whether the victims knew each other.

According to the police announcement, detectives linked Brisbon to these homicides:

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Oct. 11, 1994, in the 5000 block of Benning Road, SE for the shooting of Awan Jackson, 18. Jackson was discovered in a vehicle with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead. Brisbon has been charged with first degree premeditated murder in this case.

Nov. 9, 1998, at 17th and A streets SE for the shooting of Reginald Winters,18. Brisbon has been charged with Murder One while armed in this case.
Nov. 27, 1999, in the 1400 block of D Street, SE for the shooting of Dejuan Ray, 18. Brisbon has been charged with first degree premeditated murder while armed in this case.
A second victim 19-year-old Jamar Adair, was also shot in the 1400 block of D Street, SE, on the same date. He died from those injuries on Jan. 19, 2000. Brisbon has been charged with first degree premeditated murder while armed in that case as well.
May 8, 2000, in the 4600 block of Hillside Road SE in the shooting death of Marilyn Johnson, 41. This was closed in 2002. Brisbon is the second suspect charged in that case. He is charged with Murder One while armed.

By Washington Post editors  |  July 13, 2010; 7:17 PM ET
Categories:  Cold Cases , District of Columbia , Homicide , The District , Updates  
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Comments

Death penalty, anyone?

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | July 13, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Who's going to take responsibility when he kills another inmate or a guard in prison? If he gets life for his five (known) murders, what meaningful incentive does he have not to kill again?

A: None.

He's a one man corrections management issue for the remainder of his natural life, all because DC voters devalue the lives of DC homicide victims by ruling out death as a penalty. This man and that penalty is why gangs can and do dominate our federal prisons.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | July 13, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

These crimes and those that are not solved in D.C. comes from police that are too lazy to complete the task of paper work. This young fellow has had his run and now the families should be able to rest. No crime is too small to convict especially domestic violence that turns into death in most cases.
I suggest that our community step our game up and pull in youth by vocabulary. Most of them have the nature of becoming someone or something big by fault of none of their own(drug dealer- HIV victim - crack addict). They learn most of what's heard and seen. Nation to people, please stop condenming the youth and help us continue to form boys to young men.

Posted by: advocacyforyouth | July 13, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Stop condemning our youth ((( clapping))), so says advocacy for youth. Youth stop committing and parents should raise their kids, so they don't grow up in the system, i.e. Jail or foster care. At some point, kids are so innocent and naive about natural consequences.

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | July 13, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

This guy is 35... In 1994, he was 19... He has been on a crime spree for 16 years . Seems like he gave up on himself years ago. No one intervened, ever? Ummm, really? No one EVER encouraged him to change his attitude or behavior? The struggle is improving the quality of your life not taking the lives of others!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | July 13, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

This guy is 35... In 1994, he was 19... He has been on a crime spree for 16 years . Seems like he gave up on himself years ago. No one intervened, ever? Ummm, really? No one EVER encouraged him to change his attitude or behavior? The struggle is improving the quality of your life not taking the lives of others!

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | July 13, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

whatsreallygoingon wrote: "At some point, kids are so innocent and naive about natural consequences."

+++++++++++++++++++++++

So they kill other people? Is that what you're saying?

This knucklehead is a 35 y.o. serial killer and all you can do is whine about *condemning* our youth?! For 16 years, this man has been *killing* our youth.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | July 13, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

I think what was meant by "kids innocent & naive about consequences" is that they don't think there are consequences to their actions, like they won't get caught. But to help "whatsreallygoingon", this killer hasn't been killing our youth for 16yrs. He's been locked up since 2000 for the drive by murders. Not covering for him, just stating the fact that he's been off our streets for 10yrs now. This confession for the 5 other victims' families brings closure somewhat for the cold case files.

Posted by: SadFacts | July 14, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Thanks sadfacts.. i was trying to add "not" when i hit the submit button... I meant not so innocent and naive that they don't understand natural consequences...

@realitycheckerineffect...just a typo...

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | July 14, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Do understand, no one will care if he murders another inmate. They are not concerned about citizens in the community and surely are not concerned about fellow citizens who are incarcerated. Everyone needs to wake up! Know that if he had committed these crimes in Chevy Chase or Georgetown and the victims had been Caucasian, he would have been removed from the streets long ago. This was probably a case where he was a confidential informant, his crimes known by the police, but in supplying the police and prosecutors with what they wanted, was allowed to remain in the Black community and wreak havoc. Happens all the time, however laymen are usually unaware. This is also one of those situations where this person will be used in some overzealous prosecutor's case to lie or exaggerate facts in order to obtain a wrongful conviction. The jury will be tricked into believing this lowlife and the farce the prosecutor (government) will put on at the expense of numerous Black lives, in effort to get another notch in their belts for appointment to the bench.

Posted by: lesleyann_lesleyann | July 15, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

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