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Second arrest made in murder of Demetrius Medlay

Police last week charged a second man for the murder of 22-year-old Demetrius Medlay. Justin Robinson, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly killing Medlay. Medlay was found in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and transported to the […]

Shameka Jones fatally shot

Police have charged a man for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Shameka Delephine Jones. Jones was discovered by police around 8:16 a.m. July 22, in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, SE. She was found, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC fire and EMS found no signs of life and pronounced her dead […]

Ammaad El-Chase competency hearing pushed until December

The court’s timeline in deciding the competency of murder suspect Ammaad Chase-El was delayed to December. Chase-El allegedly fatally shot Antonio Ayala, 34, on Mar. 30, 2015, on 13th and Van Buren Streets, NW. Two additional suspects, Javonte Odom and Herman Odom, are also charged with the murder of Ayala. Javonte has currently entered a plea deal and is […]

Trial date set for three suspects in the murder of Derryk Johnson

A trial for the three men charged with the murder of 19-year-old Derryk Johnson will take place next September. Marcus Martin, Marc Butler, and William Cunnigham Jr. appeared in court for a status hearing where evidence for the trial was discussed. The three suspects allegedly fatally shot Johnson, on Aug. 3, 2016 on the 600 block […]

Montez Warren pleads not guilty

The man charged with the murder of Donte Miller last August pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Montez Warren was indicted last month on charges of first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business […]

Thomasine Bennett pleads guilty to killing Walter Clark

A woman who stowed her boyfriend’s battered body in a closet after fatally beating him with a baseball bat has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Thomasine Bennett, 67, entered a guilty plea for voluntary manslaughter for killing Walter Clark, 63. Clark’s battered body was found in Bennett’s house three days before Valentine’s Day. Upon police arrival, Bennett […]

Witness describes fight that led to Malachi Yisrael’s death

The person who fatally shot 43-year-old Malachi Yisrael only stopped after another person began shooting at him, police allege in a warrant for Yisrael’s alleged killer. Police say Lamont McDonald, 16, fatally shot Yisrael, and wounded a juvenile on July 5 in what appears to be a fight over drugs. According to the affidavit for […]

Detention hearing set for Seth Holmes

A detention hearing was set for Seth Holmes Thursday morning, who is currently being held without bail. Holmes was charged with second-degree murder while armed when Damonta Thompson was found dead in the 100 block of Irvington St. SW, on May 9. Judge Lynn Leibovitz encouraged both the defense and the prosecution to move around […]

Man who killed another after argument on dance floor found guilty

After three weeks of testimony, a guilty verdict was delivered in the trial of Mark Beasley, on all five of the charges. A jury found Beasley, 44, guilty of first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed, and related weapons offenses shooting Darryn Conte and Conte’s friend. During the trial, prosecutors summarized a […]

Defense granted more time to look at evidence in Deeniquia Dodds murder case

Two men charged with the murder of Deeniquia Dodds will appear in court again later this month to discuss DNA evidence against them. Jalonta Little, 26, and Monte Johnson, 21, are charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting Dodds. The 22-year-old, also know as Gregory Dodds, was transgender. The Metropolitian Police Department has said they classified […]