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 […]
Jennifer Swift is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of D.C. Witness. Prior to moving to D.C., Jennifer worked for Connecticut Magazine as their state politics reporter, and covered multiple topics at the New Haven Register including city hall, education and police.
Jason Dale was killed June 12, 2017.
Chad Hawthorne was arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Antonio Bassett.
Malik Hewitt was arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Christopher Heard.
Awlachew Ayele was found deceased on Jan. 26, 2017.
Dave Roth will never forget the day his 24-year-old son was killed–but he had to remind those involved in trying the two men charged with his son’s death of the date. Roth leaves at 4 a.m. from his home in New Jersey to attend every hearing for Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray. The two men […]
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 […]
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, […]