Status hearing for suspect in 2010 Dawan Felder killing

A man convicted of a 2010 murder appeared in court regarding his appeal Wednesday. Darnell Leon Hawkins was convicted of first-degree murder while armed for the killing of Dawan Anthony Felder. Hawkins was sentenced to 40 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On May 16, 2010, police responded to the 5000 block of […]

David Jones pleads not guilty to Carolyn Ellis killing

David Jones pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the killing of Carolyn Ellis, while allegedly driving under the influence. Jones, 36, has been undergoing drug and alcohol treatment while the case against him continues. Jones has three prior felony convictions, and if convicted for the second-degree murder and reckless driving charges, he will […]

Suspect identified in killing of Mawuli Kocuvie

Police charged Samuel Davis, 59, with first-degree murder for the death of a Mawuli Kocuvie, 53. At 10:04 p.m. on Oct. 28, police arrived at the 1700 block of Benning Rd., NE, where they found Kocuvie’s body inside of a residence. An autopsy conducted on Oct. 29 determined the cause of death was asphyxiation. A hearing […]

Co-Defendants in Lenard Wills killing appear in court

The alleged suspects in the homicide of Lenard Wills, 50, appeared in court in preparation for their upcoming trial on June 11, 2018. Joeseph Barbour, 35, and Willie Glover, 37, were dismissed from the hearing, while Charles McRae, 64, his attorney, and the government stayed to discuss motions filed on behalf of McRae to suppress […]

Suspect in Corrina Mehiel murder awaits indictment

  El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, charged with first-degree murder and theft, is being held without bail as the case against him continues. Toure, 28, allegedly tortured and stole thousands of dollars from Corrina Mehiel, 34, who was found dead in her apartment. Prosecutor Jeff Nesler said that they, “continue to investigate [and he] intends […]

Suspects in Nuru Frenche murder continue to await trial

Anthony Blackmone and Nathaniel Taylor attended another hearing in anticipation of their trial scheduled for next January for the murder of Nuru Frenche. Blackmone, 21, and Taylor, 23, are charged with first-degree murder while armed. On April 23, 2016, Blackmone and Taylor allegedly planned to rob Frenche, 23, but the incident escalated and Frenche was fatally shot. The […]

Suspect arrested in Jamar Morris killing

The police have charged a suspect in the February 2016 killing of Jamar Morris. Stephon Marquis Williams, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on Oct. 27 for the fatal shooting that occurred on the unit Block of M St., NW. Morris, 28, was found unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound on […]