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Was a 2015 homicide self defense or premeditated?

Was a late morning homicide in Ward 3 spurred by self defense or premeditated? Kevin Chase and Demetrious Brandon are charged with first-degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in the alleged fatal shooting of Marcus Manor on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue, NW on Oct. 20, […]

Montez Warren takes plea deal for 2016 murder

Montez Warren pled guilty Feb. 5 to second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Dante Miller. According to the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, if accepted by the court, Warren, 36, would face a potential sentence between 15-20 years in prison. Warren is scheduled to be sentenced […]

Police arrest suspect in Dante Coleman homicide

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Feb. 6 the alleged killer of Dante Coleman. According to MPD, Ricardo Daquan Boston was taken into custody after being extradited back to D.C. in pursuance of an arrest warrant. Information on how he was apprehended is not available. Boston, 23, is charged with second-degree murder while armed. Officers found […]

Judge Finds Substantial Probability for Murder Defendant

Judge Juliet McKenna said Feb. 2, the prosecution along with Metropolitan Police Department Detective Gabriel Truby presented enough evidence to find substantial probability for Kevin Lamont Smith to stand trial. Smith, 47, is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 55-year-old Valerie Regina Coleman on Dec. 2, 2017. McKenna said that although there […]

1991 triple homicide trial continues

An eyewitness, a firearms expert and the chief medical examiner were called Jan. 30 to testify in a 1991 triple homicide murder trial that began more than a week ago. Benito Valdez is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting Curtis Pixley, Keith Simmons and Samantha Gillard. Officers found the three bodies with apparent […]

Williams’ defense team needs more time for discovery, plea offers

During a Felony Status Conference Jan. 26 defense attorneys Anthony Matthews and Amanda Rogers said they needed more time to review discovery and contemplate possible plea offers in a 2017 homicide case. The defense team is representing Gregory Williams, who is charged with first-degree murder from allegedly stabbing Andrew Alphonso Cook III on Sept 23, […]

Defendants in 2014 Homicide Case Mull Over Plea Deal

The 2014 homicide case of Willard Carlos Shelton is still in limbo as of Jan. 26 because both defendants are currently considering a plea deal presented by the government less than a week ago. James Young and Tyrone Height have been charged with five counts of first-degree murder while armed and three counts of felony […]

Motions hearing held for Christian Romero

A motions hearing was held Jan. 25 for a man accused of fatally stabbing 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo in April of 2016. Christian Romero is currently charged with second-degree murder while armed. A motion was presented as a concern by the government that addressed the statement, “I saw what happened.” The defendant allegedly made the statement […]

Arrest made in murder of 66-year-old man

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced on Dec. 15, 2017, that an arrest has been made in reference to the homicide of 66-year-old Awlachew Ayele, a resident of Northeast D.C. 40-year-old Garrett Taylor, a resident of Northeast, D.C. has been charged with first-degree murder. The incident occurred on the 1100 block of […]

D.C. man sentenced to 29 years for homicide

A D.C. man charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old Herbert Dowtin has been sentenced to 29 years in prison. Malik Hough, who is also 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder from a shooting that occurred on Dec. 27, 2016, on the 800 block of Xenia Street, SE. Hough was sentenced on Jan. 3, 2018, after being […]