WASHINGTON – John Nelson McQuillen, 65, of Norfolk, Virginia, pleaded responsible at the moment to serving to his longtime associate to flee and keep away from apprehension after she tried to kill a girl in Northeast Washington. The announcement was made by U.S. Lawyer Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Division (MPD).
McQuillen pleaded responsible within the Superior Courtroom of the District of Columbia to accent after the actual fact to assault with intent to kill. The Honorable Michael O’Keefe scheduled sentencing for June 24, 2022.
Based on the federal government’s proof, McQuillen and his longtime associate, Tommie Lynn Dunmire, shared an grownup son who was murdered in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2021. Over the following months, McQuillen and Dunmire turned pissed off with the investigation of their son’s demise, and Dunmire started to conduct her personal investigation. Dunmire’s psychological state considerably deteriorated over this time.
On Nov. 5, 2021, McQuillen and Dunmire traveled by automobile from Norfolk to the sufferer’s house in Northeast Washington. Dunmire had mistakenly recognized the sufferer as chargeable for their son’s homicide, and McQuillen knew that Dunmire meant to hurt this particular person. The truth is, the sufferer, a 30-year-old lady, was not concerned in any manner within the murder.
Surveillance video reveals Dunmire, carrying a brown vest and brown baseball cap and carrying a cardboard field, knocking on the entrance door of the sufferer’s house at roughly 9:25 p.m. Dunmire introduced herself as a “UPS” supply particular person, stating that she had a package deal for the sufferer. When the sufferer opened the door, Dunmire fired two pictures from a silver revolver that she was holding within a gap reduce at the back of the carboard field. The 2 pictures struck the sufferer within the stomach. McQuillen then drove himself and Dunmire out of the world and adjusted the license plates on their car. MPD officers stopped the car quickly thereafter within the 1400 block of Florida Avenue NE.
In the course of the cease, Dunmire shot herself, utilizing the revolver that she had used to shoot the sufferer. She later died. The sufferer was transported to a hospital and survived the accidents.
McQuillen was arrested in Virginia on March 11, 2022, and transported to Washington, D.C. on April 5, 2022, the place he stays detained pending sentencing.
In asserting the plea, U.S. Lawyer Graves and Chief Contee expressed appreciation for the work of those that investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Division and for the precious help offered by the FBI’s Norfolk Area Workplace. In addition they acknowledged the efforts of these engaged on the case from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace, together with Assistant U.S. Lawyer Charles R. Jones, who’s prosecuting the matter.