U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect In 2011 Hill District Murder
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — United States Marshals arrested a Pittsburgh man in Arizona on Wednesday who was wanted on a homicide charge stemming from a Hill District murder nearly two years ago.
Ronald Washington, 23, a father of three small children, was shot and killed while he sat in his car in January 2011.
A woman who was in the car with Washington was shot and wounded.
Jarrell Liddell, 33, was arrested in Tucson as he was leaving a gas station.
He had been living in Arizona, under a different name. He offered no resistance when he was taken into custody.
Back in the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood, Zoe Washington, the victim’s mother, told KDKA-TV that her daughter called her and told her the news of Liddell’s arrest.
“I jumped up, threw the phone in the air and screamed, ‘Oh my goodness, he’s caught…’ I yelled out,” Washington said. “Ronnie, he’s been caught; you can rest in peace now.”
Washington says she expects to show up at every court appearance Liddell will make when he’s returned to Pittsburgh.
She said, “I want the death penalty for him, [when he’s convicted]. I want his family to feel the same loss that me, and my family felt.”