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Dominic Brooks

Murder suspect claims self defense

Details of the crime scene where 29-year-old Dominic Brooks was killed were relayed to a judge in court Friday. William Edward Smith appeared in court for a preliminary hearing, for charges he allegedly fatally stabbed Brooks, on June 9, in the 800 block of Chesapeake Street, SE. He was charged with second-degree murder while armed on […]

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 […]

William Smith’s defense motions for a transfer due to heat

A man charged with murder requested a transfer out of the DC jail due to extreme heat, which was denied, at least temporarily. William Smith, charged with the murder of Dominic Brooks, had asked to be transferred due to the high temperatures in his cell. In previous summers, attorneys have made similar requests as DC experienced heat […]

Suspect arrested for murder of Dominic Brooks

The man charged with the fatal stabbing of Dominic Brooks was ordered held without bail. William Edward Smith, 32, was charged with second-degree murder while armed on June 15. At the arraignment, his attorney requested he be released. The attorney argued that this client was trying to defend himself from the victim, who according to […]

Man charged with murder of Dominic Brooks

Police have charged a man with the murder of Dominic Brooks earlier this month. William Edward Smith, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing Brooks. Brooks, 29, was found in the 800 block of Chesapeake St., SE, suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. He was taken […]

Dominic Brooks fatally stabbed on Friday

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of Dominic Brooks, 29. Brooks was discovered around 1:27 a.m. June 9, on the 800 block of Chesapeake St., SE. The police, responding to a report of a stabbing, found an unresponsive and unconscious man suffering from a stab wound. DC fire and EMS transported Brooks to a local hospital […]