Man wanted for killing mom in Prince George's County taken into custody

Police in Prince George's County have arrested a man accused of killing his mother at her home in Temple Hills. 

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John Frederick Carrington, 53, is charged in connection with the murder of his mother, 71-year-old Johnetta Wormley.

Around 1:55 p.m. on Aug. 29, officers were called to the 2900 block of Brinkley Road for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they found Wormley inside of her home suffering from trauma. She was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Following an investigation, detectives developed Carrington as the suspect. 

Carrington is also charged in a domestic-related stabbing that occurred in Clinton on Saturday. The victim in that case survived her injuries. 

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He’s also charged with trying to rob a gas station on Old Branch Avenue in Clinton early Monday morning.  

Police were able to apprehend Carrington in DC on Sept. 1. He is awaiting a court date.