Thomasine Bennett pleads guilty to killing Walter Clark

A woman who stowed her boyfriend’s battered body in a closet after fatally beating him with a baseball bat has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Thomasine Bennett, 67, entered a guilty plea for voluntary manslaughter for killing Walter Clark, 63. Clark’s battered body was found in Bennett’s house three days before Valentine’s Day. Upon police arrival, Bennett […]

Marcus Stephens fatally shot

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Marcus Stephens. Stephens was discovered by police around 10:51 p.m. on July 20, in the 1000 block of 17th Street, NE. He was found unresponsive and unconscious, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. D.C. fire and EMS transported Stephens to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. […]

Witness describes fight that led to Malachi Yisrael’s death

The person who fatally shot 43-year-old Malachi Yisrael only stopped after another person began shooting at him, police allege in a warrant for Yisrael’s alleged killer. Police say Lamont McDonald, 16, fatally shot Yisrael, and wounded a juvenile on July 5 in what appears to be a fight over drugs. According to the affidavit for […]

Detention hearing set for Seth Holmes

A detention hearing was set for Seth Holmes Thursday morning, who is currently being held without bail. Holmes was charged with second-degree murder while armed when Damonta Thompson was found dead in the 100 block of Irvington St. SW, on May 9. Judge Lynn Leibovitz encouraged both the defense and the prosecution to move around […]

Man who killed another after argument on dance floor found guilty

After three weeks of testimony, a guilty verdict was delivered in the trial of Mark Beasley, on all five of the charges. A jury found Beasley, 44, guilty of first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed, and related weapons offenses shooting Darryn Conte and Conte’s friend. During the trial, prosecutors summarized a […]

Defense granted more time to look at evidence in Deeniquia Dodds murder case

Two men charged with the murder of Deeniquia Dodds will appear in court again later this month to discuss DNA evidence against them. Jalonta Little, 26, and Monte Johnson, 21, are charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting Dodds. The 22-year-old, also know as Gregory Dodds, was transgender. The Metropolitian Police Department has said they classified […]

Andre Becton offered a plea deal

Andre Becton pled not guilty in court Thursday morning, but the prosecution offered a new plea deal. Becton is charged with first-degree murder while armed for the murder of Darnell Peoples, who died from a shooting in September of 2016 in the 600 block of Mellon St., SE. The defense entered a plea of not […]

Murder suspect told detectives she and victim were fighting before murder

During the preliminary hearing for a woman charged with the murder of her boyfriend, the investigating detective revealed there was a restraining order issued against the victim. Kimberly Shaw is charged with second-degree murder while armed after she allegedly stabbed Leonte Cox on June 17. The detective testified that he met with Shaw on June […]