John Frederick Carrington, 53

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – Homicide Unit detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the man wanted for killing his mother inside of her Temple Hills home. He is identified as 53-year-old John Frederick Carrington of no fixed address. He is charged in connection with the murder of his mother, 71-year-old Johnetta Wormley.

On August 29, 2021, at approximately 1:55 pm, officers responded to the 2900 block of Brinkley Road for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they discovered Wormley inside of her home suffering from trauma. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Through their investigation, detectives developed Carrington as the suspect. Carrington is also charged in connection with a domestic-related stabbing on Saturday in Clinton. The victim in that case survived her injuries. He’s also charged with attempting to rob a gas station on Old Branch Avenue in Clinton early Monday morning.  

Anyone with information on Carrington’s whereabouts is asked to call 301-516-2512 or 911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 21-0039320.