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Updates on all homicide cases.

Rasheed Murray and Ryan Thompson trial set for September 2018

The trial date for two men who were allegedly drag racing when they struck and killed another driver was scheduled for September of next year, more than three years after the incident. Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray have been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Matthew Jeffrey Roth in July 2015. With Roth’s […]

Anthony Wade sentenced to 20 years for killing Aubrey Dansbury

Anthony Wade was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Aubrey Dansbury, and his uncle was sentenced for helping. Wade pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting Dansbury. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dansbury and Wade were arguing inside an apartment when the fight turned physical, and Wade called his uncle. […]

Sean Smith pleads not guilty to murder of Matthew Walker

Sean Smith pleaded not guilty to the murder of Matthew Walker last August among other charges in D.C. Superior Court this week. Smith, indicted for murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction and carrying a pistol without a license. The […]

Marcus Manor’s murder trial rescheduled for next January

Kevin Chase’s trial which was originally scheduled to begin next month has again been pushed back after a co-defendant was indicted. Kevin Chase and Demetrius Brandon have been charged with the murder of Marcus Manor, who was fatally assaulted in October 2015. Chase was indicted on five charges, including murder while armed, possession of a […]

Kenneth Stewart rejects plea deal, murder case heads to trial

The man charged with the murder of Eric Jackson rejected a plea deal this week, and the case will now head to a trial. Kenneth Stewart will head to trial next March for the alleged killing of Jackson in March of 2015.  According to charging documents, Jackson was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and […]

Trial against Clifton Johnson continues with forensic evidence

Clifton Johnson’s Defense Attorney Harry Tun told the court his client carried a gun the night Dwayne Grandson was killed because he was afraid of getting robbed. In court Wednesday, Tun argued that someone broke into his client’s home before and that’s why he carried a gun and suggested the same fear led him to kill […]

Detective details murder suspect Jose Rodriguez’s history of alleged violence

At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Detective Michael Fulton gave a detailed narrative on Jose Rodriguez’s alleged violent history with women. Rodriguez is facing charges of killing his girlfriend Pamela Butler several years ago. Police have never found Butler’s body. According to Fulton, in January of 2004, a woman told police Rodriguez-Cruz was acting strange, held her […]

Prosecution offers Christian Romero plea bargain for April 2016 murder

Christian Romero, the man accused of fatally stabbing 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, was presented in court Wednesday for a status hearing. The prosecution started off the proceeding by informing the judge he turned over all evidence in the case to the defense. He also formally offered Romero, 23, a plea bargain. Under the parameters of the plea […]