Man arrested in DC for strangling woman to death

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a homicide that happened in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE on Thursday night.

Police responded to a call from a person around 10:57 p.m. When they arrived to the scene, they found a woman inside the home unconscious.

The victim, Detra Martin, 48, of Southeast, Washington, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said her autopsy showed her cause of death was due to strangulation.

Around 6:15 p.m. Friday evening, police arrested 51-year-old Kevin McDarin Johnson of Southeast, Washington.

Authorities said, Johnson was charged with murder in connection with the death of Martin.


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