Man charged with murder of Dominic Brooks

Police have charged a man with the murder of Dominic Brooks earlier this month. William Edward Smith, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing Brooks. Brooks, 29, was found in the 800 block of Chesapeake St., SE, suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. He was taken […]

George Joyner sentenced to 11 years

The man who pleaded guilty to the fatal stabbing of Keon Parker last August was sentenced to 11 years in prison last week. George Joyner pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. According to charging documents, Joyner and Parker were engaged in a physical altercation on August 8. Joyner told detectives that […]

Man charged with killing his father to undergo mental evaluation

The man charged with killing his father will again undergo a mental evaluation before both sides proceed with his preliminary hearing. David Blakeney Jr. was charged with murder after officers found his father, David Blakeney, lying unresponsive and unconscious with multiple stab wounds in a bathtub. According to charging documents, Blakeney Jr. told a relative “He alright, […]