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Saeve Evans still awaiting indictment

Saeve Evans appeared in court for a felony status conference. Evans allegedly fatally shot Breyona McMillian, 16, in the 1200 Block I Street, SE on Nov. 25, 2016. Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo asked the prosecutor if she was ready to indict Evans, but she said that they won’t be ready to indict until next month. Prosecutors have nine months […]

Judge denies request for preliminary hearing before trial

The alleged suspects in the murder of 50-year-old Lenard Wills appeared in court for a status hearing. Joseph Barbour, Willie Glover and Charles McRae allegedly stabbed Wills on Dec. 21, 2015 on the 700 block of 24th Street, NE. In court, Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo asked McRae and Barbour if they wanted evidence, collected from the government, […]

Government requests Jose Rodriguez undergo fingerprinting

The defense for Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and the government discussed DNA evidence in a status hearing while Rodriguez-Cruz awaits a trial. Rodriguez allegedly killed 47-year-old Pamela Butler and was charged with first-degree murder on April 10. According to detectives he has had a history of alleged violence. The government said some DNA testing had been conducted […]

Police searching for person of interest in murder of Jason Dale

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the murder of 39-year-old Jason Antonio Dale. Dale was discovered by police, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, around 9:30 p.m. June 12, on the 500 block of Parkland Place, SE. He was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced […]

Suspect charged with wife’s murder dies

The man charged with the murder of his wife has died. Manuel Antonio Ramos, 70, allegedly fatally stabbed his common-law wife Santos Lydia Ventura on June 7, 2015 on the 1400 block of T Street, NW. Ramos died on May 15, 2016, at Washington Adventist Hospital, according to the motion filed by the government. The 70-year-old suffered […]

Jamil Betts requests to change his plea and is denied

Jamil Betts’ request to withdraw his previous guilty plea was denied in court. Betts was arrested in July for the murder of Andre Antwon McConnell, 10 weeks after the victim was fatally shot and killed. McConnell was found in late April on the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace, SE along with another adult male. […]

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 […]