A trial for the man charged with the murder of Darryn Conte will go ahead as planned next month. Mark Beasley, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting Conte. Previously the prosecution said they foresee the trial lasting close to two weeks with cross examinations. The trial is scheduled to begin June 26. Conte is being […]
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.
The prosecution extended a plea offer to Dominique Williams, the third man charged in the murder of Marcellus Green. The plea offer will stay on the table for four weeks, while Williams is held without bail. Stephen Pugh and Maricco Knight, both 22, have been charged with first-degree murder while armed. The US attorney’s office […]
The man accused of fatally assaulting another man outside of Union Station last October pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter. As part of a plea agreement, Victor Purdie, 56, enter a guilty plea for his fatal kicks and punches to Richard Lewis. Purdie was initially charged with second-degree murder and he will be sentenced July […]
A 35-year-old man was fatally shot early Monday morning. Antonio Bassett was found inside a residence on the 3900 block of Pennsylvania Ave., SE, at around 4:45 a.m. When emergency workers arrived they determined Bassett had already died from his injuries, and he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police have […]
Antonio Bassett was killed May 22, 2017.
Derrick Roach was killed May 20, 2017.
Police say a 31-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday evening. Whitney Jones, of Maryland, was found unconscious and suffering from an apparent stab wound by officers responding to a report of an assault. Jones was found in the 1100 block of K St., SE at around 5:08 p.m. Jones was taken to the hospital where […]
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for the alleged murder of Damonta Thompson earlier this month. Police are circulating photos of Seth Holmes, who was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder while armed. Police warn Holmes may be armed and dangerous. Holmes was described by police as a […]
Police are investigating after they say a 49-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Derrick Roach was found suffering what what appeared to be a stab wound inside of a residence in the 100 block of Joliet St., SW. Roach was taken to the hospital where he died from his […]
Anthony Wade was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Aubrey Dansbury, and his uncle was sentenced for helping. Wade pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting Dansbury. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dansbury and Wade were arguing inside an apartment when the fight turned physical, and Wade called his uncle. […]