Defendant’s sister claims murder victim was abusive

The sister of one of the defendants, in a 2015 murder trial, claimed Feb. 22 that 38-year-old Marcus Manor was abusive and stole from her during the months leading up to his death. According to Kevin Chase’s sister, she and Manor had a rocky relationship from April 2015 until he was fatally shot on Oct. […]

Neighbor’s credibility questioned during 2015 murder trial

During a 2015 murder trial, the prosecution questioned Feb. 21 the validity of a neighbor’s testimony. The neighbor’s testimony included inaccuracies that varied from statements she made during a grand jury trial. According to the neighbor, she didn’t know what floor Kevin Chase, who is currently charged with first-degree murder while armed, lived on. She […]

Defense questions lead detective’s investigation of 2016 homicide

A Metropolitan Police Department detective was questioned Feb. 20 about procedures he used for investigating a fatal stabbing on April 23, 2016, that led to the arrest of the wrong suspect. Even though Christian Romero, 24, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for the alleged homicide of Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, Francisco Ayala, 24, who […]

Jury finds Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A two-week long homicide trial came to a close Feb. 16 when a jury found Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter and related weapons charges for the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Peyton, 27, shot Harrison on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, […]

Prosecution urges jury to convict alleged shooter

The prosecution in a 2015 murder trial recently said 27-year-old Davon Peyton‘s testimony about 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison’s death was illogical. In response to the defense’s closing argument, Assistant United States Attorney Katie Earnest said Feb. 15 that self-defense is not applicable for Peyton because he made the conscious decision to grab a loaded gun […]

Documents: Davon Peyton arrest warrant

Davon Peyton, 27, was arrested on Nov. 21, 2015 and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal 2015 shooting of Ray Andre Harrison. Davon Peyton Arrest Warrant (PDF) Davon Peyton Arrest Warrant (Text)

Is Davon Peyton Guilty?

The prosecution, during the second week of a 2015 murder trial, referred to 27-year-old Davon Peyton as an angry man, who showed a “conscious disregard” to the possibility of death or serious bodily injury. Assistant United State Attorney Katie Earnest told the jury Feb. 14, during her closing statement, that the homicide of Ray Andre […]

Alleged shooter claims death was an accident

The defendant in a 2015 homicide case took the witness stand Feb. 13 to explain that the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison was accidental. Davon Peyton, 27, testified that he had a “business” relationship with Harrison, and that he would often provide Harrison with marijuana in exchange for rides. Peyton said he spoke […]

Records show victim’s visit not so ‘unexpected’

On Feb. 12, the prosecution rebutted the defense’s claim of an unexpected visit as a cause to the decedent’s death in a 2015 homicide by presenting phone records. The government called a custodian of records from T-Mobil USA to expose Davon Peyton’s phone records on the night of Ray Andre Harrison’s death. Although Peyton’s attorneys, […]