Jamil Betts requests to change his plea and is denied

Jamil Betts’ request to withdraw his previous guilty plea was denied in court. Betts was arrested in July for the murder of Andre Antwon McConnell, 10 weeks after the victim was fatally shot and killed. McConnell was found in late April on the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE along with another adult male. […]

Yashika Green dies from wounds months after shooting

After suffering from a gunshot wound for nearly five months, Yashika Green succumbed to her injuries Friday. The 42-year-old was found in the early morning of March 1, in a residence on the 200 Block of Wayne Place, SE. Green suffered from an apparent gunshot wound and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where she […]

Andre Jahmal Johnson found dead

Police are investigating the death of Andre Jahmal Johnson, who was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Friday evening. The 42-year-old was discovered by police on the 5000 Block of H St., SE., around 10:00 p.m. Johnson was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have yet to release […]

Detention hearing set for Seth Holmes

A detention hearing was set for Seth Holmes Thursday morning, who is currently being held without bail. Holmes was charged with second-degree murder while armed when Damonta Thompson was found dead in the 100 block of Irvington St. SW, on May 9. Judge Lynn Leibovitz encouraged both the defense and the prosecution to move around […]

Andre Becton offered a plea deal

Andre Becton pled not guilty in court Thursday morning, but the prosecution offered a new plea deal. Becton is charged with first-degree murder while armed for the murder of Darnell Peoples, who died from a shooting in September of 2016 in the 600 block of Mellon St., SE. The defense entered a plea of not […]

Dewayne Chatman offered plea deal

Dewayne Chatman, who was arrested in November for the murder of 29-year-old Evan Williams, has been offered a plea deal.    On the evening of September 8, police discovered Williams after being flagged down by a pedestrian in the 4000 block of 3rd St., SE. Suffering from a fatal gunshot wound, Williams was transported to […]

Eugene Burns found guilty of murder

Eugene Burns, charged with the murder of his supposed best friend, Onyekachi Osuchukwu III, was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday. He faces a potential sentence of life in prison. Osuchukwu was found by police in the 2900 block of 2nd Street, SE in November of 2015. He had succumbed to gunshot wounds by […]

Murder charges against Derrick Carter and Tyrale Johnson dismissed

Two men charged with the murder of Melvin Williams have been released from custody after being held for nearly two years. The case against Derrick Carter and Tyrale Johnson was dismissed “temporarily” in a hearing Thursday morning, when the prosecution claimed they didn’t have enough time to respond to allegations made by the defense to […]

16-year-old charged with murder of Malachi Yisrael

Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old with murder. Police announced on Thursday the arrest of Lamont McDonald. McDonald is being charged with second-degree murder while armed and is being tried as an adult. On the evening of July 5, two men, one of whom was identified as Malachi Yisrael, were found suffering from gunshot wounds […]