Updates on all homicide cases.

Duane Johnson sentenced for murder of Tricia McCauley

The man who raped and murdered actress and yoga instructor Tricia McCauley last Christmas was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday. Tricia McCauley was driving on her way to a Christmas party last year when Duane Johnson entered her vehicle and sexually assaulted her. According to the prosecution, Johnson used McCauley’s scarf to […]

George Edwards sentenced to 24 years for 2015 murder

A man was sentenced to 24 years in jail on Thursday for murder. George Edwards, 28, was found guilty of murder for fatally shooting Reginald Perry in November 2015. During the sentencing, Perry’s aunt read a letter addressed to Edwards, where she expressed the impact that Perry’s death had on the family. She spoke of […]

Suspect in Isiah Agyekum killing scheduled for competency hearing

Judge Puig-Lugo questioned Marquete Murray’s competence, and scheduled a mental observation hearing for January. Murray, 23, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Isiah Agyekum. On July 23, 2015, police found Agyekum, 25, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds on the 100 block of Darrington St., SW. Agyekum was transported to the […]

Man convicted of murder argues 14th amendment violation

A public defender was called to testify on Wednesday for a case she originally defended in 2008. Jamel Mackabee was convicted of first-degree murder while armed for the murder of Taleisha Ford on January 20, 2007. Charging documents described that on the night of the shooting, Mackabee pushed past security at the front of the […]

Suspect found not guilty of 2015 murder

Rashad Allen was found not guilty Tuesday for the 2015 murder of David Troy Simmons. Simmons, 32, was found fatally shot at 4:53 a.m. on March 15, 2015 on the 2300 block of Hartford Street, SE. A second victim, survived the shooting. Allen, also known as “Hype,” was initially charged with second-degree murder while armed, […]

Second suspect in Carl Hardy killing held without bail

Quincy Garvin, the second suspect charged with the alleged murder of Carl Hardy, will continue to be held without bail as the case against him continues. Garvin has been charged with first-degree murder while armed. At a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors called Detective Jeffrey Weber to testify about witnesses mentioned in the warrant for Garvin’s arrest. […]

Suspect in Jonathan Vilchez killing presented in court

Mario Alfaro, charged with the murder of Jonathan Vilchez, was ordered held without bail. On Nov. 8, police responded to the 5400 block of Georgia Ave., NW for the report of gunshots. Upon arrival, police located Vilchez, 22, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside of an establishment. Police later located Alfaro, 23, on the 800 […]

Judge denies severance in Maurice Bellamy’s two cases

In a status hearing on Thursday, Judge Lynn Leibovitz denied severance for the man who is accused of allegedly murdering an off-duty Secret Service officer and a 15-year-old. Maurice Bellamy is being charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly fatally shooting Arthur Baldwin. In this case, he has previously pleaded not guilty to his […]

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 […]