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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 […]

Police charge David Blakeney’s son with his murder

On Tuesday, police arrested and charged 26-year-old David Blakeney Jr. with his father’s murder. According to police, last week officers responded to 1226 Stevens Rd., SE for reports of an unconscious person. On the scene, officers found David Blakeney lying unresponsive and unconscious with multiple stab wounds in a bathtub. Blakeney was pronounced dead on the […]

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 […]

Police announce arrest in Steven Stewart murder

Friday, more than a month after 33-year-old Steven Stewart was fatally shot, police announced Antonio Kingwood was arrested in connection with Stewarts’ murder. According to police, on March 17 officers responded to 2200 block of Minnesota Ave., SE for reports of a shooting. On the scene, officers found Stewart suffering from a gunshot wound. Kingwood, […]

Judge rules in favor of prosecution motion in Otis Byrd murder case

Brandon Byrd, the 20-year-old man charged with his father’s murder, was presented in court Monday for a status hearing. The prosecution filed a motion relating to evidence in his case. As part of his motion, the prosecution mentioned previous records. Defense attorney Emily Barth, rebutted the motion and said that the prosecution did not meet […]

Dwayne Grandson’s mother testifies at his murder trial

The government and defense lawyers gave opening statements on Tuesday, for the trial of Clifton Johnson charged with the alleged murder of Dwayne Grandson. In his opening address to the jury, United States Attorney Richard Barker, said the case is about a man who” fired eight shots” at Dwayne Grandson. Barker described to the jury […]