Woman charged with killing boyfriend released from halfway house

Sean Maichael Baker, 35, charged with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, has been released as she awaits trial. The judge decided that a halfway house was no longer necessary, and Baker was released. Baker will continue to undergo weekly blood tests and have to report to pre-trial services. Baker is charged with allegedly stabbing […]

Man found fatally shot in car

Police are investigating after Omar Earl Rodgers, 25, was found fatally shot. Police arrived at the scene at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Oct. 8 and found Rogers, of Southeast, in a vehicle in the 1300 block of Good Hope Rd., SE. He was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead once lifesaving efforts failed. No […]

Case against Daryl Thompson moves forward

The case against Daryl Thompson, 29, who allegedly fatally shot two men in two separate incident a few weeks apart moved forward last week. Thompson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney continued to request evidence from the government. The judge ordered another hearing […]

Man pleads guilty to killing his 81-year-old mother

A man who beat his mother to death has pleaded guilty to murder. Derek Cook, 52, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed as part of a plea deal, that calls for him to serve a 20-year prison sentence. On the night of Aug. 12, Cook beat his mother, Anne Alfredia Cook, 81, after a […]

Man charged with murder of Paula Coles

A man previously charged with assaulting the mother of his child and their infant son has now been charged with the woman’s murder. Larry Fearn, allegedly fatally stabbed Paula Coles, at her home while her 11-month-old son was inside. According to an affidavit for Fearn’s arrest, Coles had repeatedly called 911 regarding domestic disputes involving […]

Murder suspect rejects plea deal

A murder suspect rejected a plea deal last week, which would have required him to plead guilty to second-degree murder while armed. Keith Archie, 36, is being held on charges that he arrested Demond Marcel Rush. The hearing continued, where Judge Judith Bartnoff attempted to determine probable cause that Archie was responsible for the murder of […]

Suspect charged with David Norwood murder awaits status hearing

The case against a suspect charged with the murder of David Norwood moved forward. Malcolm Cunningham, 21, allegedly fatally stabbed Norwood, 79, in the 600 block of C St. NE. in April. Cunningham allegedly used a knife to threaten to kill Norwood weeks prior to the fatal stabbing, according to charging documents. Whether Cunningham was competent […]