Judge William Jackson sentenced Antoine McCullough to two years probation Friday in connection with the 2010 kidnapping and death of 18-year-old Latisha Frazier.
McCullough, 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy tampering with evidence after admitting to police that he helped dispose of Frazier’s body.
“I just want to apologize to everybody involved in the situation because nobody should have to go through this,” McCullough said at his sentencing hearing Friday.
On Aug. 2, 2010, Frazier disappeared. Several defendants have pled guilty to kidnapping and killing Frazier, although her body has not been found. Johnnie Sweet, the alleged ring leader of the group was sentenced in connection with Frazier’s death earlier this week.
At Sweet’s trial, McCullough testified that he helped Brian Gaither drag a gray bin containing a black plastic bag covered by a blanket to a dumpster in the 1700 block of Trenton Place Southeast. The bin weighed about 150 lbs, he said. McCullough testified that he never looked in the black bag.
Prosecutors believe Frazier’s body was in the bag and that it’s now in a Virginia landfill.
“We wouldn’t have been able to prosecute these cases without McCullough’s help,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Kavanaugh said Friday. “Given his acceptance of responsibility we are asking for probation.”
Prosecutors said that prior to this case, McCullough had never been charged or convicted of any crimes. Terms of probation order McCullough to stay off drugs, and to obtain a job or enroll in school.
Court documents will be added to this post when they become available.