Prosecution questions testimony of murder defendant’s ex

The validity of the testimony of the ex-girlfriend of alleged shooter Davon Peyton was questioned Feb. 8. Peyton, 27, is charged with the 2015 shooting death of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. Even though the ex-girlfriend testified that she never saw Peyton grab his gun on the night of the homicide, the prosecution presented video clips […]

Decedent’s girlfriend recalls night of homicide

On the third day of a 2015 murder trial, Ray Andre Harrison’s girlfriend testified about the events that occurred on the night he was shot. According to the girlfriend, her best friend came into town for a surprise visit and met Harrison that night. She said they wanted to show her a good time, so […]

Jury chosen for 2015 murder trial

Davon Peyton, who was charged with second-degree murder while armed, will face a jury of 11 women and three men. Peyton, 27, is on trial for allegedly killing 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. The trial began on Feb. 5. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Fischer said Peyton shot Harrison in a fit of rage. Fischer said […]

Judge pushes jury selection back in murder trial

Judge Danya Dayson pushed jury selection to Feb. 6 for the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Davon Peyton shot Harrison in the chest on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, 2015. Peyton was charged with second-degree murder while […]

Documents: Victor Hernandez arrest warrant

Victor Hernandez, 17, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed on Nov. 30, 2017, for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Yoselis Regino Barrios. Victor Hernandez Arrest Warrant (PDF) Victor Hernandez Arrest Warrant (Text)

Documents: Kevin Sorto arrest warrant

Kevin Sorto, 20, was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with first-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Yoselis Regino Barrios. Kevin Sorto Arrest Warrant (PDF) Kevin Sorto Arrest Warrant (Text)

Prosecution to test DNA in 2016 homicide

The prosecution team in a 2016 murder trial revealed Feb. 1 that it would be conducting DNA testing. Antoine Byrd and Devonta Johnson are accused of fatally stabbing 29-year-old Robinson Pal, 29, at a nightclub on the 1100 block of 17th Street, NW. In addition, the prosecution informed Byrd’s attorney, Brandi Harden, and Johnson’s attorney, […]

Judge denies release of 2016 murder suspect

At a felony status conference Feb. 1, Judge Craig Iscoe denied a motion for a man accused of fatally shooting 28-year-old Jamar Morris to be released from jail. Stephon Marquis Williams, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on Oct. 27, 2017, for the fatal shooting that occurred on M Street, NW […]

2017 murder suspect remains held without bail

At a motion hearing Jan. 31, Judge Danya Dayson ruled that a man accused of a fatal stabbing in 2017 will continue to be held without bail. Police charged 30-year-old Leonard Martino Smith is allegedly responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Leonte Butler on March 11, 2017. The crime occurred on the 4000 block of […]

Counsel debates terms in homicide case

The prosecution and defense teams debated Jan. 31 using a theory that alleged shooter Derryck Decuir had the “intent” to rob 16-year-old Malek Mercer in 2015. Assistant United States Attorney Jeff Nestler argued to use the theory of “intent,” but Decuir’s attorneys, Dana Page and Lee Goebes, argued the theory would confuse the jury about […]