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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two Convictions in 2008 Triple Murder

William McCorkle and Andre Clinksdale Jr. have been convicted in a senseless 2008 shooting that left three innocent men dead. The victims were Duane Hough, Johnny Jeter and Anthony Mincey. McCorkle reportedly argued with Hough, and his two friends at a Trinidad gas station, pursued them, and opened fire on the three shortly after. This occurred in the 1100 block of Holbrook Street.

McCorkle and Clinksdale fired a total of 37 shots at the men. 17 of those bullets ended up in Hough (Mincey was shot 11 times, and Jeter took nine bullets). They continued to shoot him as he lay on the ground dying. According to the Washington Post, McCorkle claimed that he shot Hough and Jeter in self-defense (not the best argument when your victim is already on the ground). The victims were unarmed. McCorkle also tried to blame the murders on his friend Trey Joyner. Though Joyner was thought by MPD to have played some role in the shootings, he was unavailable for questioning because he was shot and killed by Park Police in a Trinidad alley in 2009. McCorkle was also convicted of obstruction of justice and contempt. Sentencing is scheduled for December 16th. Both men face life in prison.


Hough, 37, was a veteran and federal government employee. Jeter and Mincey were both mentally disabled. They had visited a karaoke night earlier that evening.

Earlier this year McCorkle was acquitted in the brutal murder of 13 year old Alonzo Robinson. Robinson was in town visiting his grandmother who had cancer. He was murdered in front of his mother (who was shot in the hand). He did not know his killer, was unarmed, and was shot in the back. He was targeted at random.

The triple shooting led to the controversial Trinidad checkpoints that were later ruled unconstitutional.

Further coverage: WTOP, The Washington Examiner, NBC.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Response on the wapo board:

"If my god son feared for his life and that's how he was feelings,don't speak on it unless you are in the same situation.Then maybe you can relate or understand if you feared for your life you do not know what your capable of until it's you.People are so quick to judge others until their faced with the same problem and then when they take action into their own hands they want someone to understand why they did what they did.Stop being the judge of others.Every thing happend for a reason,there is a action for every re-action.All we can to do is pray and leave it in God's hands.In this case all families lost someone.Imagine how his mother feels about loosing her son in the system."

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????

Hank Chinaski said...

People at my high school used to shoot people on the ground 17 times in the name of self defense...it was no big deal.

Anonymous said...

I hope they each get at least 37 shots fired in them in the shower over the course of their incarceration.

Anonymous said...

Just for clarity's sake, this is the savagery for which these two animals received convictions:

During the argument, McCorkle removed a 9 millimeter Glock pistol, equipped with an extended magazine holding at least 29 rounds of ammunition, from his waist area and held it at his side. Clinkscale, a close friend of McCorkle’s who was present at the gas station, also removed a 9mm firearm from his waistband and joined McCorkle.

AS HOUGH STOOD UNARMED in front of him, McCorkle pointed his firearm at Hough and fired. Clinkscale then joined in the gunfire. Hough was first struck in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, while McCorkle and Clinkscale continued firing at him, eventually STANDING OVER HIS BODY AND FIRING INTO HIS HEAD AND TORSO WHILE HE LAY MOTIONLESS ON THE GROUND.

The men inflicted 17 gunshot wounds on Hough; police later recovered four bullets stuck to the rear of Hough’s shirt, which had been crushed between his back and the street, as well as shell casings on top of and immediately next to his body.

MCCORKLE AND CLINKSCALE THEN TURNED TOWARD HOUGH’S VEHICLE, TO WHICH THE UNARMED JETER AND MINCEY HAD RETREATED, WALKED WITHIN FEET OF IT, AND OPENED FIRE, KILLING JETER AS HE ATTEMPTED TO DRIVE AWAY. After killing Jeter, the men turned their attention to Mincey, who had fled the car, crouched behind it, and then tried to escape by running into a nearby alley. MCCORKLE AND CLINKSCALE PURSUED MINCEY INTO THE ALLEY, FIRING AT HIM AS HE RAN AND AFTER HE EVENTUALLY FELL TO THE GROUND.

oboe said...

Both men face life in prison.

And, of course, given the judges who do the sentencing in DC, this means they'll be out in five years. After all, three lives have been lost already: what good will ruining two more do? Putting "kids" in jail is not the answer, etc, etc..