WASHINGTON – In a tragic case that shook the Fort Totten neighborhood, Christian Monge, a 26-year-old resident of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty on September 13, 2023, to voluntary manslaughter while armed in the fatal stabbing of 30-year-old Brittanie Clark, a mother of three children, on August 31, 2021. U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Acting Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department made the announcement.
Monge's guilty plea comes with the admission that his girlfriend had accused Ms. Clark of showing romantic interest in him. What followed was a horrifying sequence of events that unfolded in front of shocked bystanders, including several children.
After the altercation between Monge's girlfriend and Ms. Clark, which involved physical violence, had subsided, Monge took a shocking and brutal turn. He proceeded to stab Ms. Clark a shocking 13 times, all while her young daughter watched in sheer terror.
Monge is set to be sentenced on November 20, 2023, and Judge Robert Okun will preside over the sentencing hearing.
U.S. Attorney Graves and Acting Chief Smith commended the dedicated work of the investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the U.S. Attorney's Office in swiftly bringing this case to justice.