Javon Prather Washington Post Wrote:
> Janelle Prather cuddles a toy her husband, Javon,
> gave her for Valentine’s Day. He was shot and
> killed by their neighbor after a long-running
> Mr. Prather and his wife Janelle Prather as well
> as the many occupants and transients that have
> come and gone from their home have tormented and
> terrorized the residents of their community since
> they moved in,” Matulka told a judge.
> A drizzle of complaints began in 2015.
> Neighbors noticed people coming and going from
> Janelle’s home “both day and night” and the
> smell of marijuana wafting from the property,
> according to a lawsuit later filed against Janelle
> Prather by the homeowners association, which
> claimed she was violating neighborhood rules.
> The issues grew in the following years with
> neighbors complaining about drunken parties, loud
> music, loose dogs, unscooped poop and domestic
> disputes at Janelle’s home, the filing claims.
> There were complaints that visitors threw bottles
> and condoms into other people’s yards and asked
> neighbors for use of cellphones and bathrooms,
> according to the lawsuit.
> We knew that house as the problem house,” Mario
> Arandia, a neighbor, said of the Prathers’
> Janelle acknowledged some of the issues in an
> interview but said others were misrepresented. She
> said Hetle trained a surveillance camera on her
> home and frequently made complaints to the
> homeowners association and police. He really made
> it miserable,” Janelle said of Hetle.
> She said she returned home from a funeral to find
> Javon stewing. “Hetle came up to me and said,
> ‘Do the neighborhood and the HOA a favor and
> move out,’ ” Janelle said Javon told her.
> Drained from the funeral, Janelle said she marched
> over to Hetle’s home and cursed him out. She
> said she told him if he wanted them out so badly
> he should buy her home.
> The next month Janelle was charged with
> destruction of property, after hurling
> candlesticks and bottles at Hetle’s car during
> another argument, according to court records. She
> eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and a
> judge required her to pay $1,800 in restitution.
> Hetle got a restraining order.
> In September, Hetle called the police about Javon
> during a heated argument. Javon was arrested for
> being drunk in public. He “was spewing
> threats,” according to Hetle’s application for
> a restraining order against Javon Prather that was
> Janelle said she was sick when she learned of
> Hetle’s past.
> “If Javon and I had known that, we would
> definitely have not bickered with him,” she
> said. Fucking niggers always got to learn the hard
> About two weeks before the shooting, Janelle said
> she was playing hip-hop in her car in front of her
> home. Hetle opened one of his windows and she said
> he screamed, “Turn the music down — you’re
> Two days before the shooting, Janelle and Javon
> put their townhouse on the market, in part because
> they were fed up with the dispute and the issues
> with the homeowners association.
> Hetle’s attorney outlined his version of the
> shooting in a bond motion filed in June. The day
> of the shooting, Javon Prather was taunting Hetle
> and blasting music from his car, according to the
> account. In response, Hetle called the police
> non-emergency number several times that
> Just before the shooting, Prather grew aggressive,
> according to the account. Prather pounded on the
> common wall between their homes and then headed to
> Hetle’s home, running up the steps to the front
> door, Matulka wrote.
> Prather pounded on Hetle’s door so loudly that
> the townhouse shook, according to the account.
> Hetle opened his door and shouted, “Get back!”
> Prather’s hand was in his pocket, according to
> the bond motion. When Prather removed it, Hetle
> thought he had a weapon and opened fire.
> Janelle said the trauma has made her memories
> fuzzy, but she does not think the shooting was
> provoked. She said she remembers things clearly
> from the moment Hetle’s front door opened. She
> said Hetle was wearing wraparound sunglasses and
> had a gun pointed at her husband.
> After the shooting and Hetle’s threat against
> her, she said, she ran to where Javon had
> collapsed facedown, rolled him over and tried to
> drag him toward their home. Blood ran from his
> mouth. Janelle said she slapped his face, telling
> him again and again: “Wake up!”
> She said Hetle had a simple rejoinder:
> “Javon’s not going to wake up.” He turned
> and walked back inside his home and shut the door
> “as if nothing happened,” she said. Blood
> covered Janelle’s hands and shoes, as she
> shouted for someone to call 911.
> It was too late.
> This is how to handle niggers
> Without a word, Hetle fired three shots at the
> 24-year-old Giant worker, a prosecutor later said
> in court, describing a scene captured by Hetle’s
> Ring camera. The wounded man tried to run, but
> three more blasts followed him down Hetle’s
> front stairs. Prather collapsed, before Hetle
> fired a seventh and final shot into body.
> Hetle swiveled, the prosecutor said, pointing the
> gun at Prather’s wife, Janelle, who was just
> feet away next door. Hetle, according to the
> prosecutor, had a question for her: Did she want
> some too?
> The way Javon’s family is talking on social
> media, I think they want some. Bring it broke
> niggers. Sometimes when you’re looking for the
> Devil the Devil finds you.