District man indicted on 24 counts in shooting death of teenage daughter

A Northwest Washington man was indicted Wednesday in the October fatal shooting of his 13-year-old daughter in her home.

A D.C. grand jury indicted Robert M. Carter, 40, of the 1400 block of Monroe St. NW, on 24 charges including first-degree, premeditated murder while armed in the Oct. 29 shooting of Angel Morse, prosecutors said. Morse was shot once in the head in what police called a domestic dispute at the time.

Carter was also charged with six counts of kidnapping while armed and two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, related to accusations of holding six family members and acquaintances against their will in the house in the 500 block of Madison Street NW, then shooting and wounding his longtime girlfriend and her 11-year-old son.

According to court papers, Carter told one of the witnesses inside the house that he shot Angel because she “wouldn’t listen.”

Carter then told another witness where in the basement Angel’s body could be found and that he “didn’t mean to do it,” according to the court documents.

Prosecutors also charged Carter with carjacking a MetroAccess sedan while fleeing the scene. An 84-year-old passenger inside the vehicle was unharmed after Carter led police on a chase into Prince George’s County and crashed the sedan into a building in Capitol Heights, prosecutors said.

A preliminary hearing for Carter, who has been in jail since his October arrest, is scheduled for Thursday in front of Judge Thomas J. Motley.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of intern Chandra Levy.
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