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Updates on all homicide cases.

Brandon Byrd mental observation hearing continues

The man charged with killing his father is continuing to undergo mental evaluations and a stay at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Brandon Byrd, 20, allegedly stabbed his father Otis Byrd, 44, on Aug. 10, 2016. Expert witnesses testified about Byrd’s competency, and treatments for schizophrenia. The defendant has been at St. Elizabeths hospital engaged in individual treatment […]

Man arrested in the shooting of Antwaun Smith

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Sept. 10 in the 600 block of Newton Place, NW. Antwaun Smith, 41, was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound around 9:28 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. When DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene, Smith had no signs of life and was […]

Driver in traffic fatality pleads guilty to manslaughter

Lawrence Dukes waived his right to a trial and pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter for the death of Tyre Donnell Bailey. On Oct. 12, 2016, Dukes was traveling on Suitland Parkway, failed to stop at the red traffic signal and struck a Metrobus, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The driver and three passengers […]

Trial against Leon Stewart scheduled for February

The man charged with the murder of Darnell Lee Richardson is scheduled for trial next February. Leon Stewart allegedly shot and killed Richardson while inside a car last March. Investigators later found four cell phones inside the vehicle, presumably holding important information for the case, according to defense attorney Gabriel Diaz. However, Diaz said the two password-protected cell phones […]

Man charged with murder may avoid trial if deal is reached

The man charged with the murder Demond Marcel Rush may avoid a trial if he accepts a plea deal. Keith Archie, 36, appeared in court Thursday for a hearing, where another hearing date was set for Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Archie, charged with second-degree murder while armed, was found covered in blood after having an […]

31-year-old fatally stabbed Monday

The DC police are investigating the fatal stabbing of 31-year-old David Thomas Neal on Monday. Neal was found suffering from apparent stab wounds a little before 9:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Martin Luther King. Jr. Ave., SW. Neal was transported to a local hospital where he died. Police have not yet released any […]

Man pleads guilty to murder of Tricia McCauley

The man who raped and murdered an actress and yoga instructor last Christmas pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Tuesday. As part of a plea agreement, Duane Johnson, entered a guilty plea in exchange for a 30-year sentence, pending the judge’s approval. According to the facts read in the courtroom, Tricia McCauley was driving on […]