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Seth Holmes asks for forgiveness during sentencing

Seth Sinquan Holmes was sentenced to 13 years for the murder of Damonta Thompson in May of 2017. When asked to give a statement at his sentencing, Holmes addressed Thompson’s family by asking for their forgiveness and saying that he hoped his punishment would help the family “find some relief.” Damonta Thompson was found dead […]

Wade Wilson sentenced for the murder of Cortez Clark

Wade Wilson, 21, was sentenced on Friday for taking part, along with three others, in the murder of Cortez Clark in October of 2015. On Oct. 16, 2017, the family and close friends of Clark attended the sentencing for three of the suspects charged with murdering the 32-year old. Cortez was found naked and lifeless in […]

Ameesha Gray sentenced for luring Cortez Clark to his death

According to his family and friends, Cortez Clark was “expecting to meet a young lady— who he was excited to see” on the night that he was robbed and murdered. In October of 2015, police found Cortez’s lifeless body in an abandoned apartment in Congress Heights. Suspect John Allen told police that Clark was “set up” […]

Brandon Franklin found not guilty by reason of insanity

The courtroom was packed with family and friends of both the victim and the suspect, to hear the outcome of Brandon Franklin’s case. Judge Jose Lopez ruled Franklin not guilty by reason of insanity. Franklin was charged with the murder of Marvin Stewart in January 2015 after Stewart was found by police suffering from stab […]

Case against Daryl Thompson moves forward

The case against Daryl Thompson, 29, who allegedly fatally shot two men in two separate incident a few weeks apart moved forward last week. Thompson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed. He has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney continued to request evidence from the government. The judge ordered another hearing […]

Judge denies severance for Matthew Roth case

A request by two defendants to have their murder cases separated before trial was denied by a judge. Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray requested severance in their trial for the alleged murder of Matthew Roth. In July of 2015, Rasheed Murray and Ryan Thompson were allegedly drag racing when Murray lost control of his car […]

Man who allegedly beat Jose Ramirez to death rejects plea deal

The man charged with the murder of Jose Romero Ramirez pleaded not guilty and rejected a plea deal in court last week. Manuel Pupo-Leyvas was indicted earlier this month on three charges: murder, simple assault and obstructing justice. According to earlier reports, Ramirez was found unconscious in an apartment building in the 2500 block of […]

Charges dropped against woman accused of killing her boyfriend

The case against Sean Baker, charged with the fatal stabbing of Robert Wiggins, has been dismissed. On Jan. 31 of 2016, 35-year-old Robert Wiggins died after being stabbed in the heart in the apartment he shared with Baker. Court documents show that Wiggins and Baker were romantically involved. In the charging documents, Baker told police […]