Police officers testify about crime scene details in Johnathan Taylor trial

As the trial against Johnathan Taylor continued, evidence and testimony from the crime scene was introduced in court. Taylor is charged with the murder of Dexter Motley. The prosecution submitted several photos that were found at 427 Burbank Street which at the time, was where Taylor and some friends were living.  While the defense objected, only […]

Defense again denied mistrial request in Jonathan Taylor case

The testimony of murder victim Dexter Motley’s sister was thrown out after following day two of her emotional testimony in Jonathan Taylor’s trial. While questioning resumed regarding a prior incident involving the woman, Motley and Taylor, the woman became defensive and refused to answer further questions. She was eventually escorted out of the courtroom by US Marshals. […]

Jonathan Taylor’s attorney request for a mistrial denied

As the trial against Jonathan Taylor resumed, the legitimacy of several witness’ testimony was hotly debated. Taylor is on trial for the alleged murder of Dexter Motley. One of the witnesses who was romantically involved with Taylor discussed the first time she heard of Motley’s death. In her testimony before the grand jury, the woman […]

New details emerge about Antonio Bassett’s murder

Days after Chad Hawthorne walked into a police station to discuss the death of Antonio Bassett, he was arrested and charged with Bassett’s murder. Bassett was killed inside an apartment at 3970 Pennsylvania Ave., SE. According to charging documents, Bassett and Hawthorne frequently stayed over in the same apartment where Bassett was killed. On the […]

Prosecution and Defense spar over what to include in murder trial

In a hearing for Jonathan Taylor, one of four men charged with the murder of Dwayne Dillard, the prosecution and defense argued over which pieces of evidence should be allowed to be submitted to the court.   On Monday, the prosecution argued statements made by Taylor in a 2015 interview should be used to support […]

Police looking for two people of interest related to Algernon Jones murder

Police are looking for two people and vehicles of interest related to the murder of 32-year-old Algernon Harvey Jones. Jones was killed by multiple gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Q St., NW last month. After conducting a further investigation D.C. Police learned that seven additional people were also shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries. […]

Rasheed Murray and Ryan Thompson trial set for September 2018

The trial date for two men who were allegedly drag racing when they struck and killed another driver was scheduled for September of next year, more than three years after the incident. Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray have been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Matthew Jeffrey Roth in July 2015. With Roth’s […]

Second suspect arrested in Christopher Heard’s murder case

Police on Tuesday arrested 37-year-old Malik Hewitt for the suspected shooting of 37-year-old Christopher Heard. Hewitt was charged with first-degree-murder while armed. Heard was shot on April 27, 2017 in the Woodland area of D.C. by 2307 Ainger Pl., SE. Hewitt is the second suspect arrested in this case. On May 12, 31-year-old Nyekemia Everett […]