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Second suspect arrested in Christopher Heard’s murder case

Police on Tuesday arrested 37-year-old Malik Hewitt for the suspected shooting of 37-year-old Christopher Heard. Hewitt was charged with first-degree-murder while armed. Heard was shot on April 27, 2017 in the Woodland area of D.C. by 2307 Ainger Pl., SE. Hewitt is the second suspect arrested in this case. On May 12, 31-year-old Nyekemia Everett […]

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 […]