Man Arrested in Strangulation of Detra Martin

District of Columbia police arrested a man in the death of a woman in Southeast last week.

Kevin McDarin Johnson, 51, is under arrest in the strangulation of 48-year-old Detra Martin, police said Saturday.

Martin was found unconscious Thursday night inside a home in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, police said. She was determined to have been strangled to death.

Johnson was arrested Friday evening.

A police spokesman did not immediately know the relationship between Martin and Johnson, and it wasn't immediately clear if Johnson had a lawyer.

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