Anthony Anderson Pleads Guilty in Petworth Homicide Case

A northwest Washington D.C. man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of 48-year-old Tyrone Smith last June in Peworth.

Anthony Anderson entered his plea on Monday.

Prosecutors alleged that Anderson gave Smith money to purchase cocaine, then became angry and accused Smith of stealing money from him. Anderson punched Smith, striking him in the face and Smith fell backward and struck his head on concrete, the government’s proffer of evidence states.

Smith died of his injuries on June 19, nine days after the attack.

Anderson is due in court for sentencing Aug. 5. According to his plea agreement, he could be sentenced to three to five years of incarceration and five years supervised release.

Read MPD’s original press release on the case here.

Read the plea documents below.

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