Judge allows DNA testing for the Antonio Bassett case

In a felony status conference on Tuesday, Judge Lynn Leibovitz allowed the prosecution to have DNA testing done on blood found at the crime scene of Antonio Bassett’s murder. Bassett was shot to death in an apartment in the 3900 block of Pennsylvania Ave., SE in March. According to a detective, at least four people […]

Judge denies self defense argument for Mario Alfaro

In a hearing on Wednesday, the judge found probable cause exists to hold Mario Alfaro without bail for the murder of Jonathan Vilchez. Vilchez was fatally shot outside of the Lucky corner market in the 5400 block of Georgia Ave. NW, on Nov. 8. Upon arrival, police found Vilchez inside of the store with multiple gunshot […]

Martell Hall ordered held without bail

A judge found probable cause exists to hold Martell Antonio Hall for allegedly fatally stabbing David Thomas Neal. Police say Hall fatally stabbed the 31-year-old outside of a 7-Eleven in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., on Sept. 11. According to evidence gathered by the government, a “man in a blue suit,” allegedly […]

Defense argues incompetency in David Norwood killing

During what was supposed to be his felony arraignment on Friday, the attorneys for Malcolm Cunningham argued the murder suspect is incompetent. On April 16, police officers found 79-year-old David Norwood, in the 619 block of C St., NE with apparent stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene and taken to a medical […]

16-year-old pleads guilty to the murder of Malachi Yisrael

In a hearing on Friday, Lamont Mcdonald pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Malachi Yisrael. On July 5, Malachi Yisrael and one other man were found by police with apparent gunshot wounds in the 300 block of 50th St., NE. Both were transported to a nearby hospital, where Yisrael succumbed to his injuries shortly […]

Derek Cook sentenced to 20 years for murdering his mother

The man charged with killing his 81-year-old mother was sentenced to 20 years in jail. On the evening of Aug. 12, police officers found Anne Alfredia Cook severely injured in her apartment. She was taken to a hospital, where she died later that night. According to court documents, Derek Cook and his mother had been having […]

Kenneth Rice sentenced for the murder of Dennis Wise

On Friday, Kenneth Rice was sentenced to 9 years for the fatal stabbing of 51-year-old Dennis Wise in March. At around 2 a.m. on March 11, police found Dennis Wise face down on a bed in a house in the 1800 block of Bruce Pl., SE. A few hours earlier police had arrived at the […]

Joseph Phill Smith fatally shot on Thanksgiving

Joseph Phill Smith was fatally shot on Thanksgiving day. At approximately 7:07 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Smith was found by police unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE. He was found with no signs consistent with life. Another victim was located with multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a […]