Decedent’s girlfriend recalls night of homicide

On the third day of a 2015 murder trial, Ray Andre Harrison’s girlfriend testified about the events that occurred on the night he was shot. According to the girlfriend, her best friend came into town for a surprise visit and met Harrison that night. She said they wanted to show her a good time, so […]

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 […]

Jury chosen for 2015 murder trial

Davon Peyton, who was charged with second-degree murder while armed, will face a jury of 11 women and three men. Peyton, 27, is on trial for allegedly killing 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. The trial began on Feb. 5. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Fischer said Peyton shot Harrison in a fit of rage. Fischer said […]

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 […]

Man fatally stabbed in northwest D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred inside a residence on the 2300 block of 11th Street, NW, on Feb. 5. According to the MPD, officers found Michael Mahoney unconscious and suffering from multiple stab wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services reported that Mahoney, 71, did not show any signs of […]

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend testifies during triple homicide trial

The ex-girlfriend of Benito Valdez, who is currently on trial for a triple homicide in 1991, testified Feb. 5 about her violent relationship with the defendant. The ex-girlfriend told the jury that Valdez told her about the homicides of Curtis Pixley, 29; Keith Simmons, 24; and Samantha Gillard, 23, to threaten her. She said he […]

Judge pushes murder trial back

The jury trial for Dominique Williams was postponed until the week of Feb. 12. Williams, 24, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for the 2015 homicide of Marcellus Green, 39. Judge Judith Bartnoff asked witnesses to return on Feb. 13. Bartnoff pushed the trial back because she is currently dealing with a 1991 triple […]

Judge pushes jury selection back in murder trial

Judge Danya Dayson pushed jury selection to Feb. 6 for the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Davon Peyton shot Harrison in the chest on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, 2015. Peyton was charged with second-degree murder while […]

Police investigating fatal stabbing in downtown D.C.

A man was fatally stabbed in downtown D.C. over the weekend. On Feb. 3, Gregory Monroe, 56, was found with apparent stab wounds in a residence on the 400 block of H Street, NW. The homicide is under investigation, but the Metropolitan Police Department has not released any information on a suspect or suspects at […]