Guilty Plea in Fatal NE DC Homeless Shelter Stabbing

Reginald Green pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed in the stabbing death of Alfonza Flythe at what was supposed to be his preliminary hearing on Friday.

According to charging documents, witnesses told police that Green and Flythe fought, shoving each other, on the day of the murder, in the cafeteria of a NE homeless shelter.

The argument continued outside, where Flythe punched Green in the face, and Green stabbed Flythe in the chest, killing him, the charging documents allege.

In a statement to police, Green said he and Flythe knew each other from the shelter and that he “knew how to push [Flythe’s] buttons.”

The plea came as a result of an agreement made between the government and Green and his attorney. The government agreed to drop all other charges relating to the incident.

Before Judge William Jackson accepted the plea he had the prosecuting attorney read the arguments he would have made, had the case gone to trial.

After the reading Jackson asked Green if the arguments the prosecutor had made were true. Green rolled his eyes and looked around the courtroom for a moment before answering yes.

Green is scheduled for sentencing on August 3.

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