23-year-old killed in traffic incident on black Friday

Samanta Iqbal was killed on black Friday when she was struck by a car. At approximately 9:58 p.m., Iqbal was struck by a 2000 Mercedes 500 in the 700 block of Kenilworth Terrace, NE. The driver called police to inform them of the crash. Iqbal was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries the […]

Police investigate weekend shooting

Police are investigating Saturday’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Khyre Amar Ledbetter. Police found Ledbetter and a juvenile male victim with gunshot wounds, in the 300 block of P Street, SW. Ledbetter and the other victim were transported to local hospitals for treatment. After all lifesaving efforts failed, Ledbetter was pronounced dead. The juvenile victim had […]

Dwayne Hilton sentenced for 2011 murder

Dwayne Hilton was sentenced to 61 and a half years for the 2011 murder of 18-year-old Mico Briscoe. Briscoe was fatally shot on Nov. 26, 2011, in the 1200 block of Mount Olivet Road, NE. Briscoe along with four others were shot at outside of a Circle 7 convenience store in Trinidad. According to an […]

Duane Johnson sentenced for murder of Tricia McCauley

The man who raped and murdered actress and yoga instructor Tricia McCauley last Christmas was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday. Tricia McCauley was driving on her way to a Christmas party last year when Duane Johnson entered her vehicle and sexually assaulted her. According to the prosecution, Johnson used McCauley’s scarf to […]

Frances Lyles found guilty of beating her three-year-old son to death

A mom who fatally beat her three-year-old son was found guilty of murder. This month, a jury found Frances Lyles guilty of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children for killing her son, Xavier, in 2014. She will be sentenced in January. According to details released by the prosecution, Lyles beat her three-year-old son, Xavier, on June […]

Judge denies severance in Maurice Bellamy’s two cases

In a status hearing on Thursday, Judge Lynn Leibovitz denied severance for the man who is accused of allegedly murdering an off-duty Secret Service officer and a 15-year-old. Maurice Bellamy is being charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly fatally shooting Arthur Baldwin. In this case, he has previously pleaded not guilty to his […]

Sean Paul Hurd continues to await trial

Sean Paul Hurd, the man who allegedly killed Antonio Lee Bryant awaits trial, as his case moved forward in a hearing on Tuesday. Hurd is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Antonio Lee Bryant on June 17, 2015. Bryant was found with gunshot wounds in the 3300 block of D Street, SE. […]

Matthew Moore pleads not guilty to the murder of Ronnell Reaves

At his arraignment on Friday, Matthew Moore pleaded not guilty for the killing of 22-year-old Ronnell Reaves in January. Moore, 32, is charged with first-degree murder for a double shooting that left Ronnell Reaves dead and another male in critical condition. On Jan. 17, police found Reaves’ body inside a car in front of 640 […]