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Delonte Wynn

The timing of a guilty verdict

In the two-and-a-half years that D.C. Witness has been tracking homicides, there have only been five jury trials resulting in a guilty verdict. This summer saw a lot of cases put to rest, as it takes months to years for cases to go to trial. Out of the two-hundred plus suspects that have been charged […]

Month in Review: June

The month of June tallied eight homicides and four cases were put to rest as suspects were either found guilty or pleaded guilty. June of 2016 saw a total of nine homicides, one more than June of 2017. From the beginning of 2017 to the end of June this year there have been fifty-seven homicides compared to […]

Delonte Wynn found guilty

The man charged with the murder of Darlene Bryant in 2015 was found guilty. Delonte Wynn was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder while armed. Throughout the trial, the defense argued Wynn’s innocence based on the belief that two key witnesses, Donnell Howard and Charles King, testified falsely to convict Wynn and receive benefits from […]

Jury sent in to deliberate Delonte Wynn’s murder charge

The trial for Delonte Wynn finally boiled down to closing statements on Wednesday afternoon. Only one witness was called for the defense before the end of the trial. Wynn is charged with the murder of Darlene Bryant. Kaleb Berhane works for Wynn’s attorney in the Superior Court, where he is a primary defense investigator. His […]

All but one witness corroborate stories in the Delonte Wynn trial

As the trial for Delonte Wynn continued Tuesday, the courtroom’s seats filled to the brim with family and spectators. Attorneys began Tuesday morning, arguing over the legitimacy of witness Chester Taplette’s testimony. After deciding that everything was admissible in court, Judge Bush assured the defense that if the prosecution used Taplette’s words in their closing statement the […]

Day four of the Delonte Wynn trial brings new evidence to light

The trial of Delonte Wynn, charged with the murder of Darlene Bryant, continued Monday and is expected to conclude this week. Before jurors entered the room Monday morning, attorneys debated whether or not a key witness’ testimony was able to be readdressed since he claimed to not remember what the defense considered a vital piece of the […]

Witness’ testimony suggests suspect and victim fought before fatal stabbing

The trial for Delonte Wynn continued Wednesday, with a testimony by Officer John McElhenny who validated footage that appeared to show Darlene Bryant running down Wheeler Road seeking help. Witnesses following McElhenny also attested to Bryant’s suffering, and to a masked suspect who fled the scene of the crime. When a witness who fled the scene of the […]

Trial begins for murder suspect Delonte Wynn

Nearly two years after the death of Darlene Bryant, and a year after he was arrested for her murder, Delonte Wynn’s trial began. More than fifty jurors cycled through the courtroom on Tuesday morning, but only fourteen people were left to determine Wynn’s fate. Before delving into the trial, one witness’s testimony was highly debated. […]

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 […]