Police investigating homicide in Deanwood

Police found Nuru Frenche, 23, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 4900 Block of Just Street, NE on Saturday, April 23. According the Metropolitan Police Department’s press release, Frenche was transported to the hospital in “grave condition.” He was later pronounced dead. Police have not made any arrests yet.  

Murder suspect’s release to halfway house delayed

The release of a woman charged with fatally stabbing her tenant in the neck was delayed while more information about the murder is collected. Tammy Mathis-Lawrence, 41, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the death of Ricardo Dasilva, 30. Lawrence was granted release to a halfway house three weeks ago by D.C. […]

Tavon Pickney pleads guilty to murder of Rico Myers

As part of a plea deal, Tavon Pickney pleaded guilty to the murder of Rico Myers last February and could serve 17 years in prison if a judge accepts the arrangement. The murder was a result of a robbery gone awry, in which the three defendants tried to rob Myers and his friend during a […]

Defense attorney withdraws in the case against Jamil Betts

The defense attorney in the case against Jamil Betts, Matthew Rist, withdrew from the case in court Monday. Betts, charged with second-degree murder while armed, was appointed a new attorney, Chantey Redmon-Reid, by D.C. Courts following his former attorney’s motion to withdraw the defense’s guilty plea. The defendant allegedly shot and killed Andre McConnell in the 3100 […]

Man arrested for Gabriel Turner’s death being held without bail

Kelby Ronald Gordon, 29, also known as “Milly,” charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly fatally shooting Gabriel Turner, 46, on March 24 was ordered held without bail. During Gordon’s presentment in D.C. Superior Court Monday, his attorney, Monica Douglas, requested that the courts do not find probable cause in the case against her client because the […]

Judge finds cause to hold Maurice Bellamy in second murder case

D.C. Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond found probable cause to hold the 17-year-old  accused of fatally shooting Arthur Baldwin in December of last year without bail. Maurice Bellamy, 17, also charged with fatally shooting Davonte Washington in a separate case, is being charged with first-degree murder while armed alongside his co-defendant Charles Sims. According to the […]

Conflict of interest causes delays in Tavon Stewart case

A judge concluded the preliminary hearing in the case against Tavon Stewart, 24, can not yet conclude because of a conflict of interest. Stewart, accused of fatally shooting Rudolph Garris,29 in the 4200 block of Sixth Street, SE, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed. He is also facing a felony two charge for a misdemeanor […]

Man fatally stabbed in residence Friday

The man who was fatally stabbed in the 4400 block of Livingston Road, SE, was identified as Paul Ivey, 37. Police responded to a report of an aggravated assault in a residence at 1:29 a.m. Friday. The victim, later identified as Ivey, was suffering from stab wounds when the police arrived. He was transported to the hospital, […]

Harold Marshall’s trial date set for February 2017

 The man accused of fatally stabbing Tyrone Moore, 32, in March 2015 now has a trial date set for February of next year. Harold Marshall, 38, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed. Marshall was in court Tuesday, but has been allowed out of prison as part of the court’s the high intensity supervision […]

David Bright rejects plea offer in double homicide case

The man charged with the alleged murder of Clifton Francis, 51, and David Watkins Jr., 45, rejected a plea deal that offered him 20-30 years in prison for each count against him. David Bright, 29, was offered a plea deal where he would enter a guilty plea for two counts of voluntary manslaughter while armed that would earn him a maximum of  60 […]