Daren Vaughn Released From Jail To Await His Second Trial

Daren Vaughn, 22, was released Thursday on a personal promise to return to court, pending a second trial in connection to the stabbing death of his best friend and neighbor Tyrell Swann. During Thursday’s status hearing, defense attorney Jacqueline Cadman argued that Vaughn has no prior convictions and has been compliant and cooperative since his … Read more →

Mistrial Declared for Remaining Charges Against Daren Vaughn

Judge John Ramsey Johnson declared a mistrial late Thursday afternoon after jurors could not decide whether or not Daren Vaughn committed voluntary manslaughter while armed, a lesser included charge for first-degree murder, in connection with death of Tyrell Swann Judge Johnson also declared a mistrial for Vaughn’s charge of carrying a dangerous weapon after one … Read more →

Daren Vaughn Found Innocent of Most Serious Murder Charge, Burglary, and Assault

After two days of deliberations, jurors in the trial of Daren Vaughn reached a partial verdict Wednesday, announcing Vaughn innocent of first-degree premeditated murder in connection to the death of Tyrell Swann. Vaughn was also acquitted of burglary and assault charges, though jurors did find Vaughn guilty of one count of carrying a dangerous weapon. … Read more →

Jury to Decide: Was Tyrell Swann Stabbed in Cold Blood or Self-Defense?

Prosecutors say that Daren Vaughn left a fight with his friend Tyrell Swann angry and bruised, planning to grab a knife from his house and seek revenge. When Vaughn returned, he pushed past Swann’s sister, brandished the knife in her face, and told her to “get the f*ck out” of his way. Though Swann’s mother … Read more →

Grand Jury Indicts Daren Vaughn in Connection with Tyrell Swann Murder

A grand jury has indicted Daren Vaughn on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and related weapons offenses in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Tyrell Swann. Vaughn pleaded innocent to all charges Thursday and a trial date is scheduled for March 2014. Police found Swann lying on his kitchen floor … Read more →

Judge Finds Probable Cause Against Daren Vaughn, Accused of Killing Tyrell Swann

Daren Vaughn was ordered held Friday after Judge William Jackson found probable cause for the felony murder charge against him. Vaughn is suspected of fatally stabbing Tyrell Swann in September. Vaughn rejected a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to second-degree murder, which would carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. At the … Read more →

Daren Vaughn Arrested on Suspicion of Stabbing Tyrell Swann

Police have arrested Daren Vaughn, 22, of Northeast DC on suspicion of stabbing 23-year-old Tyrell Swann to death Sept. 27. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 500 block of 50th Place NE at 11:05 p.m. that day. According to court documents, officers arrived at Swann’s apartment and found him on the … Read more →

Daren Vaughn

  • Arrested: Sept. 27, 2012
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Acquitted in the Sept. 27, 2012, death of Tyrell Avery Swann.