Leonte Cox family requests his items from Kimberly Shaw’s house


The status of property allegedly belonging to a murder victim was the focus of a majority of a status hearing this week.

Kimberly Shaw allegedly fatally stabbed Leonte Cox in the 1600 block of R Street, SE, on June 26.

In court, Shaw’s attorney said that they were in the process of turning over some of Cox’s items to the government to give his family. Shaw told her attorney that she is willing to turn over all of his personal effects, including clothes, a high school diploma, a wallet and other things.

There are some items that are still in dispute, including a tv and Xbox among other electronic devices. The government said that Cox’s family claimed that the electronics belonged to him. Judge Zoe Bush said this is hard to prove. The government responded adn said they will work on proving that the electronics belonged to Cox.

Shaw claimed that she paid for the electronics and they belong to her.

There was also a dispute about Cox’s phone, that the government claimed he didn’t have when he died. He claimed that Cox’s belongings were left at Shaw’s house, not at the scene of the murder.

Judge Bush said that they can work on these disputes on their own, because she didn’t want there to be an ongoing issue when Shaw is out in the community.

Shaw is set to appear for a felony status conference on Oct. 27.

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