Benito Valdez found guilty of triple homicide

After deliberating for two days, a jury found Feb. 16 Benito Valdez guilty of first-degree murder while armed for the homicides of Curtis Pixley, 29; Keith Simmons, 24; and Samantha Gillard, 23, on April 23, 1991 in Langdon Park, located on the 1800 block of Franklin Street, NE. Valdez was also found guilty of three […]

Prosecution calls more eyewitnesses on 3rd day of murder trial

On the third day of a murder trial, the prosecution called Feb. 15 two eyewitnesses to give their stories of a series of events during and after an alleged homicide on Oct. 20, 2015. Kevin Chase and Demetrius Brandon are charged with first-degree murder while armed for the alleged shooting death of Marcus Manor on […]

Was a 2015 homicide self defense or premeditated?

Was a late morning homicide in Ward 3 spurred by self defense or premeditated? Kevin Chase and Demetrious Brandon are charged with first-degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in the alleged fatal shooting of Marcus Manor on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, NW on Oct. 20, […]

Montez Warren takes plea deal for 2016 murder

Montez Warren pled guilty Feb. 5 to second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Dante Miller. According to the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, if accepted by the court, Warren, 36, would face a potential sentence between 15-20 years in prison. Warren is scheduled to be sentenced […]

Police arrest suspect in Dante Coleman homicide

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Feb. 6 the alleged killer of Dante Coleman. According to MPD, Ricardo Daquan Boston was taken into custody after being extradited back to D.C. in pursuance of an arrest warrant. Information on how he was apprehended is not available. Boston, 23, is charged with second-degree murder while armed. Officers found […]

Man fatally stabbed in northwest D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred inside a residence on the 2300 block of 11th Street, NW, on Feb. 5. According to the MPD, officers found Michael Mahoney unconscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services reported that Mahoney, 71, did not show any signs of […]

Judge pushes murder trial back

The jury trial for Dominique Williams was postponed until the week of Feb. 12. Williams, 24, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for the 2015 homicide of Marcellus Green, 39. Judge Judith Bartnoff asked witnesses to return on Feb. 13. Bartnoff pushed the trial back because she is currently dealing with a 1991 triple […]

Judge finds probable cause for murder, arson

A D.C. resident, who spent the majority of his life on the 1100 block of Queen Street, NE, was found to have probable cause in setting a fire on the same street that was responsible for killing a 66-year-old man. Taylor Garrett was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of Ayele Awlachew on Dec. […]