Judge Finds Substantial Probability for Murder Defendant

Judge Juliet McKenna said Feb. 2, the prosecution along with Metropolitan Police Department Detective Gabriel Truby presented enough evidence to find substantial probability for Kevin Lamont Smith to stand trial. Smith, 47, is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 55-year-old Valerie Regina Coleman on Dec. 2, 2017. McKenna said that although there […]

Police Investigating homicide of 1-year-old

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a 2017 homicide involving a one-year-old child. The D.C. Office of the Medical Examiner ruled the child’s death a homicide on Jan. 29. According to police, Rhythm Fields, was found unconscious and unresponsive on the 5400 block of C Street, SE, on March 21, 2017. The medical examiner ruled […]

Police arrest alleged shooter in homicide of 16-year-old girl

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested Jan. 29 Dekale Bowman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Northeast D.C. The arrest was in pursuance of a felony arrest warrant by D.C. Superior Court. Bowman, 18, was charged with second-degree murder, according to the police. The suspect is a resident of Northeast […]

Fatally shot woman marks eighth homicide in D.C. in 2018

On Jan. 26 a woman was shot to death in Southeast D.C. The homicide registers as the eighth homicide in the city in 2018. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, at approximately 8:28 p.m. officers found Bernadette King, a resident of Southeast D.C., suffering from apparent gunshot wounds on the 2400 block of Elvans Road, […]

Williams’ defense team needs more time for discovery, plea offers

During a Felony Status Conference Jan. 26 defense attorneys Anthony Matthews and Amanda Rogers said they needed more time to review discovery and contemplate possible plea offers in a 2017 homicide case. The defense team is representing Gregory Williams, who is charged with first-degree murder from allegedly stabbing Andrew Alphonso Cook III on Sept 23, […]

Defense seeks to test items with own lab in 2016 homicide case

During a status hearing Jan. 26 in the case of a suspect charged with allegedly killing an 18-year-old in 2016, presiding Judge Milton Lee inquired about updates in the case. Defense lawyers for Antwan Buchanan requested Innocence Protections Act (IPA) rights to test items with their own lab. IPA rights seek to ensure the fair […]

Defendants in 2014 Homicide Case Mull Over Plea Deal

The 2014 homicide case of Willard Carlos Shelton is still in limbo as of Jan. 26 because both defendants are currently considering a plea deal presented by the government less than a week ago. James Young and Tyrone Height have been charged with five counts of first-degree murder while armed and three counts of felony […]

Motions hearing held for Christian Romero

A motions hearing was held Jan. 25 for a man accused of fatally stabbing 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo in April of 2016. Christian Romero is currently charged with second-degree murder while armed. A motion was presented as a concern by the government that addressed the statement, “I saw what happened.” The defendant allegedly made the statement […]

Arrest made in homicide of Jerimi Meade

The Metropolitan Police Department have arrested a suspect in the homicide of Southeast D.C. resident Jerimi Stephen Meade. According to a release, police arrested Eunice Roosevelt Melton, 62, on Dec. 14, 2016, and charged him with first-degree murder while armed. He is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 26.

Police arrest man for 3 homicides

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Northeast D.C. resident James Mayfield, and charged him with the homicides of three people. Mayfield has been arrested and charged with the murders  of Elijah Henry, Jamahri Sydnor and Jermaine Bowens. According to the police, Mayfield, 18, allegedly killed Sydnor, 17, on Aug. 12, 2017, while shooting at another target; Bowens […]