Karon Hylton-Brown Mother Imprisoned Overnight, Tussles with U.S. Marshals After Convictions in Son’s Death

On Wednesday afternoon in federal court, Karen Hylton, 54, got up from her seat and approached the two D.C. Karon Hylton-Brown, her son, was killed in the 2020 pursuit that saw police officers found guilty. She fought with the officers after being found guilty, was carried out of the federal courtroom by court marshals, and then arrested and held overnight for assaulting a federal police officer.

Emotional Mother

Hylton, who was freed from custody on Thursday, refused to apologize for her actions. While her anger was genuine, she also wanted to draw attention to the unusual case of a police officer being found guilty of misconduct in the line of duty. Finally, she vehemently denied hitting a deputy marshal, according to a Washington Post report.

She claimed she attempted to tell them to stop tormenting the community through obscenity-laced condemnation. She claimed that the guilty officers had made up the killing of his son and that they had locked her up and lied about it the day the verdicts were announced.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia stated that although no charges have been brought, the investigation is still ongoing.

Guilty on All Charges

The jury returned guilty verdicts for both Terence Sutton, 38, and Andrew Zabavsky, 54, on all counts related to the death of Karon Hylton-Brown, who was killed in a fatal car accident during a police pursuit more than two years ago in Washington, D.C.

The statutory maximum sentence for Sutton’s second-degree murder charge is 40 years in prison, while the maximum penalties for obstruction of justice and conspiracy are five and twenty years, respectively. With Sutton’s conviction, a District of Columbia police officer was found guilty of murder committed while performing their duties, a source posted. 

A federal district court judge will determine the sentences for both former officers. Hearings for sentencing are not yet scheduled.