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Brandon Franklin found not guilty by reason of insanity

The courtroom was packed with family and friends of both the victim and the suspect, to hear the outcome of Brandon Franklin’s case. Judge Jose Lopez ruled Franklin not guilty by reason of insanity. Franklin was charged with the murder of Marvin Stewart in January 2015 after Stewart was found by police suffering from stab […]

Jury trial on schedule after Brandon Franklin status hearing

The case against Brandon Franklin is ready for trial after the defense and prosecution reached a “break in the impasse,” defense attorney Pierce Suen said. Franklin was accused of fatally stabbing Marvin Stewart in Jan. 2015 on the 700 block of 19th St. NE. With the jury trial set for Oct. 17, the defense’s only […]

Plea negotiations ongoing for case against Brandon Franklin

Plea negotiations are ongoing for the case against Brandon Franklin, who allegedly stabbed Marvin Stewart, 49, on Jan. 8, 2015. Defense attorney Judith Pipe said Franklin pleaded guilty by reason of insanity. However, they would not enter into the plea offer because parts of it were illegal, she said. However, the prosecutors disagreed and said they […]

Month In Review: October

There were 12 homicides in October 2017 and nine cases were resolved. Here is our monthly wrap-up of cases covered in October. Homicides Of the 12 homicides, ten of them were shootings, one was a stabbing, and one was a murder by asphyxiation. Five arrests have been made in the October murders, and two arrests […]

Wait continues for mental evaluation of Brandon Franklin

The government said they are still waiting on a report from a doctor evaluating Brandon Franklin. Franklin allegedly stabbed Marvin Stewart, 49, on Jan. 8, 2015 on the 700 block of 19th ST. NE. In April, the government requested that Franklin undergo a mental evaluation, giving a timeline of three months for that to be done. […]

Government requests murder suspect undergo evaluation

Brandon Franklin, the man accused of killing Marvin Stewart, will undergo a mental evaluation before his trial. Prosecutors told the judge on Monday a the doctor would need at least three months to complete the evaluation. The defense attorneys argued that they “don’t see” how the evaluation would be relevant to the case. The defense […]