Mark Beasley sentenced for nightclub murder of Darryn Conte

The family and friends of 39-year-old Darryn Conte sat in court on Friday, as Mark Beasley was sentenced to 30 years for murdering Conte after an argument at a nightclub. On April 26, 2015, police responded to reports of gunshots when they found Darryn Conte and his brother, Dennis Conte, with apparent stab wounds. Though […]

Jerrell Powell’s defense opposes statement of competency

In court on Friday, Jerrell Powell’s counsel rejected a Mental Competency Restoration Report that said he was competent to stand trial. Powell was arrested in August of 2016 for the alleged murder of Antoine Danell McCullough in July. Jeremiah Jordan was also arrested and charged for McCollough’s death and is scheduled for trial next year. Both Powell […]

Andre Joyner rejects another plea deal and new trial date is set

Amid new evidence, a new case has been scheduled for the murder charges against Andre Joyner. In court on Friday, Joyner’s defense requested that the charges and trial against him for Jamie Washington’s alleged murder be pushed back due to the appearance of new evidence. Judge Judith Bartnoff granted this request and the trial date has […]

Donald Hairston agrees to DNA testing

The man charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend agreed to DNA testing as the case against him moves forward. Hairston has been charged with allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Goodloe. Goodloe was found shot to death in her home in June of 2016. Days before she was found, Goodloe had filed a restraining order against […]

Seth Holmes asks for forgiveness during sentencing

Seth Sinquan Holmes was sentenced to 13 years for the murder of Damonta Thompson in May of 2017. When asked to give a statement at his sentencing, Holmes addressed Thompson’s family by asking for their forgiveness and saying that he hoped his punishment would help the family “find some relief.” Damonta Thompson was found dead […]

Wade Wilson sentenced for the murder of Cortez Clark

Wade Wilson, 21, was sentenced on Friday for taking part, along with three others, in the murder of Cortez Clark in October of 2015. On Oct. 16, 2017, the family and close friends of Clark attended the sentencing for three of the suspects charged with murdering the 32-year old. Cortez was found naked and lifeless in […]

Ameesha Gray sentenced for luring Cortez Clark to his death

According to his family and friends, Cortez Clark was “expecting to meet a young lady— who he was excited to see” on the night that he was robbed and murdered. In October of 2015, police found Cortez’s lifeless body in an abandoned apartment in Congress Heights. Suspect John Allen told police that Clark was “set up” […]

Judge denies severance for Matthew Roth case

A request by two defendants to have their murder cases separated before trial was denied by a judge. Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray requested severance in their trial for the alleged murder of Matthew Roth. In July of 2015, Rasheed Murray and Ryan Thompson were allegedly drag racing when Murray lost control of his car […]

Man who allegedly beat Jose Ramirez to death rejects plea deal

The man charged with the murder of Jose Romero Ramirez pleaded not guilty and rejected a plea deal in court last week. Manuel Pupo-Leyvas was indicted earlier this month on three charges: murder, simple assault and obstructing justice. According to earlier reports, Ramirez was found unconscious in an apartment building in the 2500 block of […]