Ricardo Mitchell pled guilty to the August 2011 slaying in NE Washington

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Md. man has pled guilty today of a slaying incident that took place in August 2011 in NE, officials said.

Ricardo Mitchell, 33, of Temple Hills, Md., pled guilty today to acharge of second-degree murder while armed, a charge of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. 

According to officials, Mitchell faces a statutory maximum of 40 years in prison on the murder charge and up to five additional years for the weapons offense.

The incident occurred on Aug. 21, 2011, when Mitchell was outside a residence in the 3900 block of Clay Place NE. He exchanged words with the victim, Wyatt Earp Robinson. Mr. Robinson, 33, walked away. Mr. Robinson headed toward his vehicle, where his girlfriend and four-year-old child were waiting. Mitchell then ran into the residence. He returned outside and ran from the front porch of the house with a gun in his hand and up the sidewalk, toward Minnesota Avenue, and after Mr. Robinson. He caught up with Mr. Robinson when the victim was approximately five feet from his vehicle. At that point, Mitchell confronted Mr. Robinson and shot him several times, it said in a press release.
 
A total of nine .40-caliber cartridge casings were found on the scene by police, all from the same firearm. Robinson had nine gunshot wounds after an autopsy was done.

Mitchell fled to a storage facility in Forestville, Md.. Mitchell was arrested on Aug. 24, 2011, officials said. 


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