Rendell Johnson brags about shooting and admits the second victim was collateral damage
UPPER MARLBORO, MD (September 15, 2022) – Today, 28-year-old Rendell Johnson was sentenced to double life plus 40 years in prison for the murders of Trevor Frazier (age 24) and Raymond Giles (age 26) in a double homicide that occurred in Capitol Heights in April 2019.
“This case was about jealousy and tragically ended in two people being senselessly killed by Mr. Johnson. I commend ASA Steven Smith for delivering justice for Mr. Frazier and Mr. Giles and their families. I am proud of his dedication and perseverance throughout this case, and I hope this sentence brings closure and comfort for the families as they continue the even harder work of grieving for their loved ones,” said State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “I also want to thank the Prince George’s Police Department, who worked tirelessly and thoroughly in investigating and solving this case. This is the second conviction from my office for a double murder in the last two weeks. It is very sad, and it is devastating to the families of our victims and to the Prince George’s County community. As we do with all of our cases, we remain vigilant in pursing justice and you will be held accountable if you commit a crime in our County.”
In July 2022, Johnson, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
On April 27, 2019, Mr. Johnson gunned down Frazier, the intended victim, along with Giles, on Capitol Heights. Police investigation revealed that Johnson contacted Frazier, under the pretense of a meet up, and lured him to a location on Fable Street.
Both victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds and were later pronounced dead when police responded to the scene after receiving reports of a shooting.
After the murders, the defendant bragged about the shooting to his girlfriend and also admitted that he shot the second victim as “collateral damage” so as to not leave any witnesses.The defendant’s admissions and motive were corroborated by other evidence supporting the charges.