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Jury finds Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A two-week long homicide trial came to a close Feb. 16 when a jury found Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter and related weapons charges for the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Peyton, 27, shot Harrison on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, […]

Prosecution claims 2015 homicide was an act of revenge

 As part of the prosecution’s opening statements in a murder trial Feb. 15, the death of Marcellus Green. resulted from an act of revenge. The prosecution said Dominique Xavier Williams allegedly wanted to make a statement to the person who threatened him, and Steven Pugh wanted seek revenge for his girlfriend, whose tires were slashed on […]

Thomas Joyner pleads guilty to 2016 homicide

On Feb. 16, Thomas Joyner pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder while armed for fatally shooting Joe Cook on Sept. 6, 2016. As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution dismissed the remaining charges on the indictment, including second-degree theft, assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of possession of a firearm during […]

Prosecution calls more eyewitnesses on 3rd day of murder trial

On the third day of a murder trial, the prosecution called Feb. 15 two eyewitnesses to give their stories of a series of events during and after an alleged homicide on Oct. 20, 2015. Kevin Chase and Demetrius Brandon are charged with first-degree murder while armed for the alleged shooting death of Marcus Manor on […]

Prosecution urges jury to convict alleged shooter

The prosecution in a 2015 murder trial recently said 27-year-old Davon Peyton‘s testimony about 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison’s death was illogical. In response to the defense’s closing argument, Assistant United States Attorney Katie Earnest said Feb. 15 that self-defense is not applicable for Peyton because he made the conscious decision to grab a loaded gun […]

Documents: Davon Peyton arrest warrant

Davon Peyton, 27, was arrested on Nov. 21, 2015 and charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal 2015 shooting of Ray Andre Harrison. Davon Peyton Arrest Warrant (PDF) Davon Peyton Arrest Warrant (Text)

Documents: Jose Luzunaris news release

Jose Luzunaris, 52, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed on Feb. 15 for allegedly fatally stabbing Gregory Monroe, 56, on Feb. 3. Jose Luzunaris news release (PDF) Jose Luzunaris news release (Text)

Is Davon Peyton Guilty?

The prosecution, during the second week of a 2015 murder trial, referred to 27-year-old Davon Peyton as an angry man, who showed a “conscious disregard” to the possibility of death or serious bodily injury. Assistant United State Attorney Katie Earnest told the jury Feb. 14, during her closing statement, that the homicide of Ray Andre […]