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Kevin Sutherland

Spires receives 35 years for Kevin Sutherland homicide

The man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Kevin Sutherland was sentenced to 35 years on Feb. 9. In addition to his sentence, Jasper Spires will be required to serve five additional years under supervised release. The court has ordered that Spires, 21, also receive mental health treatment and undergo a mental evaluation prior to […]

Jasper Spires again found competent to stand trial

The man charged with the murder of Kenneth Sutherland aboard a red-line metro train on July 4 was found competent to stand trial. According to the Washington Post, Jasper Spires was determined to be criminally responsible, as ruled by a judge last Friday. The post reported that doctors at St. Elizabeth’s “…determined that although the […]

Jasper Spires given more time to consider plea deal

The man charged with killing Kevin Sutherland onboard a red-line metro train was given an extension to contemplate a plea deal in exchange for a guilty plea. Jasper Spires, 18, was charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed Sutherland, 24, on July 4. According to details of an autopsy made public in Spires’ charging […]

Jasper Spires found competent to stand trial

The man charged with the stabbing death of Kevin Sutherland aboard a red-line train on July 4, was found competent to stand trial Friday. The attorney for Jasper Spires, charged with murder for the brutal death of Sutherland, said after court that his client has received medication leading to the competency finding, and maintained his […]

Psychological evaluation ordered for alleged killer of Kevin Sutherland

The man charged in the slaying of an AU graduate on board a red-line metro train has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation pending his trial. 18-year-old Jasper Spires appeared in court on Friday for two separate hearings with different judges for a robbery case and for the alleged murder of 24-year-old Kevin Sutherland. Sutherland was […]

Kevin Sutherland murder suspect denied bail

The man charged with the violent murder of 24-year-old Kevin Sutherland was denied bond in his first court appearance Tuesday. According to the Washington Post, Jasper Spires, charged with first-degree murder while armed, will be held in prison as his case continues. Spires’ attorney Antoini Jones had asked for Spires to be released while awaiting trail. According to a […]

Kevin Sutherland eulogized on House floor

Connecticut native Kevin Sutherland was eulogized by his former boss on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday morning, who called for the 24-year-old’s spirit to live on in the chamber. “Four days ago, on July 4 a young man was murdered just a mile from here in broad daylight on a crowded […]

Warrant details murder, robbery aboard red-line train

After he allegedly fatally punched, stabbed and stomped on Kevin Sutherland, Jasper Spires robbed two people also on-board a red-line train, and accidentally dropped a backpack carrying identifying information, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police charged Jasper Spires with first-degree murder while armed for the death of Sutherland on July 4, and witness […]