Antwan Buchanan trial set for October 2018

Antwan Buchanan pleaded not guilty to the murder charges against him, and the case will now head to trial. Buchanan is charged with first-degree murder while armed after he allegedly killed Teshean Jermaine Ashe on September 13, 2016. Judge Milton C. Lee said that the government and defense should have a meeting before the scheduled […]

Murder suspect told detectives she and victim were fighting before murder

During the preliminary hearing for a woman charged with the murder of her boyfriend, the investigating detective revealed there was a restraining order issued against the victim. Kimberly Shaw is charged with second-degree murder while armed after she allegedly stabbed Leonte Cox on June 17. The detective testified that he met with Shaw on June […]

Judge demands progress in DNA tests before trial

In the trial readiness hearing for Charles McRae, Willie Glover and Joseph Barbour, Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo demanded both sides get more organized with their DNA testing, and how they share the results of those tests. Only two of the co-defendants, McRae and Glover were present for the trial readiness hearing, as Barbour’s presence was waived. Puig-Lugo […]

Murder suspect testifies on last day of trial

The man charged with the murder of Onyekachi Osuchukwu III testified at his own trial that he shot his friend in self defense during an argument about their strategy for selling drugs. Eugene Burns, charged with first-degree murder while armed testified on the last day of his trial that he and Osuchukwu were shipping drugs from California to […]

Seth Holmes ordered held on murder charge

Seth Sinquan Holmes was ordered held without bail, despite allegations of contradicting witnesses in his arraignment hearing. Holmes was charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing 25-year-old Damonta Thompson in the 100 block of Irvington Street, SW, on May 9. The defense motioned to have Holmes released to a halfway house, but their motion was […]

Man charged in domestic homicide remains hospitalized

Charles Sykes will continue to stay hospitalized at St. Elizabeth’s, for the time being. Sykes is charged with second-degree murder while armed after he allegedly killed Cheryl Schafer on April 22, 2016. Judge Puig-Lugo decided Sykes would remain in the hospital until September 1 unless it is determined he no longer needs to stay there beforehand. Sykes’ […]

Murder suspect’s father arrested during trial

A murder suspect’s father was arrested within the first five minutes of Thursday’s trial. Eugene Burns’ father, Eugene Burns Sr. was brought to the holding cells in the back of the courtroom after police executed an arrest warrant due to an allegation of witness intimidation. Burns Sr. has been in attendance for nearly every part of […]

Jeffery Lawrence King Fatally Shot

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Jeffery Lawrence King, of Woodbridge, VA. King was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. He was found in the 800 block of 46th St., NE, on June 29. Police have not yet released any suspect information.

Peter Spencer ruled competent, plea deal expected

The man charged with the death of his father was ruled competent to stand trial.  Peter Spencer is charged with second-degree murder while armed after he allegedly killed Harrison Spencer on August 10, 2016. During the hearing, the government agreed to share any medical records it hasn’t already shared with the defense. The government and […]