Woman dies from injuries sustained in September

A 43-year-old woman died Sunday from injuries sustained in September of last year, and the cause of death was ruled a homicide. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Medina Michelle Thornton’s death a homicide, the result of complications of blunt force trauma to the head. According to police, Thornton was found unconscious and suffering […]

Death of man strangled in January ruled a homicide

The death of Sheldon Scott Gordy in January was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner last month. According to police, Gordy, 55, was killed in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW, on Jan. 5. His death was ruled a homicide by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner on March 31. The cause of death […]

Police identify suspect for murder of Darnell Lee Richardson

Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for Leon Stewart, 24, a suspect wanted for allegedly shooting 29-year old Darnell Lee Richardson last month. When found, police plan to charge Stewart with first-degree murder while armed for the death of Richardson in the 3400 block of Benning Road, NE on March 16. Stewart is described […]

Man charged with murdering 5-month-old son to be sentenced Friday

The man charged with squeezing his five-week old son to death in August will be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison Friday. Robert Smith Sr., 28, was initially charged with first-degree felony murder for the death of his five-month-old son Robert Smith Jr. In exchange for pleading guilty to a lesser charge of […]

Delonte Wynn pleads not guilty to first-degree murder charge

Delonte Javon Wynn, 34, charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly planning the murder of Darlene Marie Bryant, 46, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Wynn allegedly shot and killed Bryant in the 4300 block of Wheeler Road, SE, on May 13, 2015. He was arrested on June 30 and initially charged with second-degree murder while […]

Three alleged Independence Day shooters appear in court

A judge granted permission for the government to do DNA testing of blood drops found at the scene of Dwayne Dillard’s homicide. The three men charged with Dillard’s death appeared in court this week in a preliminary hearing. Shakim Lyons, 26, Jonathan Taylor, 24, and Harry Herbert, 27 were arrested in Aug. 2015 and charged […]

Murder suspect Ammaad Chase-El ordered to continue mental evaluation

One of three men charged with the alleged murder of Antonio Ayala a year ago was ordered by a judge to continue psychiatric treatment and testing at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Ammaad Chase-El was arrested April 9, 2015 and charged with the murder of 34-year-old Antonio Ayala. According to police, Ayala was killed in a robbery […]

Trial date set in murder case against Michael ‘Melvin’ Lee

The two week trial for the case against Michael “Melvin” Lee has been scheduled for November. Lee was arrested on Nov. 20 of last year and has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Kevontae Jones, which occurred on Nov. 19 in the 100 block of Danbury Street, SW. In court, […]