Md. man gets almost 50 years for murder of ex-girlfriend in Southeast

WASHINGTON — A Maryland man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Southeast D.C. after she told police she feared for her life was sentenced Friday to 49 1/2 years in prison.

Donald Hairston, 51, of District Heights, was found guilty of first-degree murder in May for the killing of Stephanie Goodloe.

Goodloe was found shot to death in her bed June 18, 2016, by her 11-year-old daughter at their home on Kentucky Avenue Southeast.

The day before, Goodloe had filed her third police report about Hairston.

According to government evidence, Hairston showed a pattern of domestic abuse toward Goodloe.

Prosecutors said he had slashed her tires, pounded on her front door during the night, stole her house keys, threatened to kill her, and stalked and harassed her.

In a tragic twist, Hairston and Goodloe had been scheduled to appear in court June 20, 2016, regarding a temporary restraining order she had filed against him.

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