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IPA scheduled for defendant in 2017 case

A man charged with allegedly killing Waliyatou Amadou is scheduled for an innocence protections act (IPA) inquiry. Deangelo Thorne was arrested in January 2017 in connection with Amadou’s murder. He was charged with second-degree murder while armed. Judge Judith Bartnoff explained the government had tested evidence for DNA and had given that information to the […]

Case file for DNA testing to be provided in 2016 homicide

The man who was arrested in connection with the 2016 murder of his ex-girlfriend is still pending trial after DNA testing was conducted. Donald Hairston was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Stephanie Goodloe. Hairston originally agreed to DNA testing in October, and prosecutors said they will provide Hairston’s defense […]

Trial date set for 2017 homicide

Two men arrested in connection with the alleged murder of Omar Earl Rodgers have a trial date set for February 2019. Khalil Davis, 22, and Michael Jones, 21, were arrested in October 2017 and both charged with first-degree murder while armed. Davis had not previously been charged with an offense before this incident. Defense attorney […]

Second arrest made in connection with fatal shooting

Another man was arrested on Jan. 18 in connection with a shooting that resulted in the homicide of a 22-year-old. Robert Handsome Washington, a resident of Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Maleak Coffin. Derrick Hart was the first arrest made in connection with the homicide. He […]

Missing 22-year-old man’s death ruled a homicide

Human remains found in Prince George’s County have been identified as a 22-year-old man who went missing in 2017. Marty McMillan, a resident of Southeast D.C., was last seen on the 2900 block of M Street, SE on April 23, 2017. The United States Park Police found McMillan along Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County […]

2019 trial date set for 2016 homicide case

Two co-defendants who plead not guilty to a 2016 homicide will not go to trial until 2019. Marquette Tibbs and Cinquan Cartledge were both charged with second-degree murder while armed and pleaded not guilty to allegedly murdering Orlando Donald Silver in 2016. The government said that discovery is ongoing and will continue. However, due to […]

Defendant released to halfway house after half a decade in prison

A man arrested for allegedly shooting Antwain Henderson to death in 2011 was released to a halfway house after being held with no bond for more than five years. Anthony Campbell was arrested July 13, 2012, and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Henderson’s death. The defense asked Judge Lee Milton to […]

Emanuel Sweeny Jr. killed in traffic collision

A 56-year-old man was killed after colliding into a car on Interstate 695. On Jan. 11, Emanuel Sweeny Jr. was driving on Interstate 695 when he ran into a Cadillac with his motorcycle. He lost control of the motorcycle and collided a second time into the car, causing him to crash and land on the […]

Missing woman found fatally stabbed

A woman was found fatally stabbed after being reported missing. Joni S. Rockingham, 53, was reported missing on Nov. 24 and was the subject of an active Youth and Family Services Division missing persons case. She was found on the 300 block of 34th Street, NE on Dec. 12. Officers responded to the location and […]

Gregory Williams charged with murder

A man was arrested in connection with a homicide that police are describing as domestic in nature. Gregory Williams, 42, was arrested on Dec. 4 for allegedly killing Andrew Alphonso Cook III. Officers found Cook unconscious on the 1700 block of North Capitol Street, NE, with a stab wound to the chest on Sept. 23. […]