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Updates on all homicide cases.

Man arrested after fatal shooting Saturday morning

A 47-year-old man was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting on Saturday morning. Kevin Lamont Smith was arrested on Dec. 2 for the alleged murder of Valerie Regina Coleman. He is charged with second-degree murder while armed. Officers found Coleman, of Southeast, with multiple gunshot wounds in a house on the 1700 Block of […]

Witness testifies he was robbed near shooting

A witness who was nearby when a 38-year-old man was fatally shot was called to testify during trial. Antwon Green is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly murdering Breond Keys, who was shot while getting a haircut at a barbershop in Southeast DC. The witness on the stand was robbed in an alleyway near the […]

Man sentenced to 14 years for murder of Tyronn Hodges

A man charged with fatally shooting Tyronn Hodges was sentenced to 14 years in jail. Myshawn Allen was sentenced for second-degree murder while armed. In August, the 23-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed as part of a plea deal. He will be placed on five years of supervised release following his sentence. Hodges […]

Tyreke Chambers rejects plea offer

The man charged with the murder of Tracy Jones rejected a plea deal, and the case against him will now move to trial. Tyreke Chambers is now scheduled for a trial beginning Nov. 13, 2018. If Chambers pleaded guilty, the government would cap the sentence to a maximum of 10 years. Chambers was arrested on […]

DNA found on evidence links murder suspect Antwon Green to murder

DNA expert Catherine Nguyen testified in court regarding evidence found at the scene of the crime where Breond Keys was murdered. Antwon Green is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly murdering Keys on Oct. 10, 2014. Keys was found fatally shot on the 1400 block of Good Hope Road, SE. He was later […]

Government presents evidence during Antwon Green trial

The jury trial for Antwon Green’s case resumed today after the Thanksgiving break. The government presented evidence to a detective on the witness stand, showing him photos of the defendant with various weapons. According to the detective, the photos were taken from the defendant’s memory card. Green is charged with second-degree murder while armed for […]

Defense will appeal Davon Holmes 24 year sentence

The government will allow Davon Holmes to appeal his sentence. Holmes was sentenced to 24 years on Oct. 18, 2013 after a jury trial found him guilty in 2013 of second-degree murder while armed. Holmes, of Northwest, was arrested on Sept. 9, 2011 and plead not guilty for the murder of Marcellus Terrell Bailey. The […]

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 […]