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Man Accused Of Killing Mom Is Also Linked To Three Cold Case Murders, Police Say

After John Carrington was arrested for killing his own elderly mother Johnetta Wormley, he was quickly linked to the cold case murders of Charles Boulware, Reginald Gaither, and James Campbell.

By Gina Tron
Man Accused Of Killing Mom Linked To Cold Case Murders

A man charged with the murder of his elderly mother in Maryland has been linked to three other slayings.

John Carrington, 53, was arrested Wednesday in Washington D.C. for the murder of his 71-year-old mother Johnetta Wormley, a press release from the Prince George's County Police Department states. Her body was found on Sunday after officers were sent to her Prince George's County home for a welfare check. The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police noted in a separate press release that she had been stabbed. 

Carrington was also charged “in connection with a domestic-related stabbing on Saturday in Clinton,” according to the Prince George's County Police Department, noting that the victim in that case survived. He’s also charged with attempting to rob a gas station, also in Clinton, early Monday morning.

Even more troubling, he has now been linked to three cold case murders, one dating back nearly three decades.

Police suspect Carrington of fatally stabbing D.C. resident Charles Boulware, 29, in August of 1992, according to the Metropolitan police. They believe he also killed 42-year-old Reginald Gaither, who was found shot to death inside a car in March of 2008. Gaither lived in Alexandria, Virginia. The most recent slaying linked to Carrington is the December 2010 murder of 25-year-old James Campbell who was shot multiple times. He lived in Bladensburg, Maryland.

Carrington has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed and one count of felony murder for the cold cases. Detectives have not said how they connected him to the three cases following the murder of his mother.

"What type of son would do that to his mother?" Carrington's son, who didn’t want to be identified, told local outlet WTTG. "At this point, I just pray for justice."

He said he hasn’t heard from his dad recently with the exception of a Cash App request for money.

It’s unclear if Carrington has an attorney. The Prince George's County Police note that he has no fixed address.

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