Officer involved in car chase testifies in 2015 homicide trial

A Metropolitan Police Department officer testified Feb. 22 to pursuing a vehicle that crashed and led to the arrest of Steven Pugh and Maricco Knight for the alleged shooting death of Marcellus Green. Pugh and Knight were allegedly inside the vehicle that police identified as being involved in a drive-by shooting on the 3200 block […]

Officer says Knight lied to police about seeing murder suspect

The prosecution in a murder trial questioned a Metropolitan Police Department officer Feb. 21 to show that Maricco Knight, who is charged with being an accessory to murder while armed, lied to officers when he claimed that he had not seen murder suspect Dominique Williams for about a month. Knight told officers, who forced their […]

Girlfriend testifies to lending murder suspect her car

The girlfriend of Steven Pugh, who signed a plea deal in connection with the alleged fatal shooting of Marcellus Green, testified Feb. 20 to lending her 2008 Honda Accord, the vehicle used in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 19, 2015, to Pugh. According to the prosecution, the shooting that Pugh participated in, allegedly with Dominique […]

Prosecution claims 2015 homicide was an act of revenge

 As part of the prosecution’s opening statements in a murder trial Feb. 15, the death of Marcellus Green. resulted from an act of revenge. The prosecution said Dominique Xavier Williams allegedly wanted to make a statement to the person who threatened him, and Steven Pugh wanted seek revenge for his girlfriend, whose tires were slashed on […]

Thomas Joyner pleads guilty to 2016 homicide

On Feb. 16, Thomas Joyner pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder while armed for fatally shooting Joe Cook on Sept. 6, 2016. As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution dismissed the remaining charges on the indictment, including second-degree theft, assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of possession of a firearm during […]

Documents: Jose Luzunaris news release

Jose Luzunaris, 52, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on Feb. 15 for allegedly fatally stabbing Gregory Monroe, 56, on Feb. 3. Jose Luzunaris news release (PDF) Jose Luzunaris news release (Text)

Jury deliberates on 1991 murder trial

On Feb. 14, the prosecution responded to the defense’s allegations of conspiring witnesses against the defendant. Assistant United States Attorney Laura Bach reminded the jury that even though the government provided witness testimony from the grand jury, the government could not say whatever it wanted. Rules still needed to be followed, she said. The four […]