At a motion hearing Jan. 31, Judge Danya Dayson ruled that a man accused of a fatal stabbing in 2017 will continue to be held without bail. Police charged 30-year-old Leonard Martino Smith is allegedly responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Leonte Butler on March 11, 2017. The crime occurred on the 4000 block of […]
Leonte Butler was found fatally stabbed on a South Capitol street after teasing over his speech impairment escalated into his murder, according to charging documents. According to witness testimony included in those documents, on the night of March 11, 30-year-old Leonard Smith and Butler were “playfully” pushing each other and wrestling near the intersection of […]
Leonard Smith was charged with the murder of Leonte Butler.
The judge denied the defense’s request to release Leonard Smith, who is currently being held for 25-year old Leonte Butler’s alleged murder. In court Tuesday, Smith’s lawyer Anthony Matthews requested that his client be released because it should have been another person arrested and “not his client.” According to the government, the first 20 pages of the […]
Police located and arrested 30-year-old Leonard Martino Smith less than a week after announcing a warrant for his arrest for his involvement in a 26-year-old man’s murder. According to police, Smith is responsible for fatally stabbing Leonte Butler on March 11. Officers who responded to the scene, the 4000 block of South Capitol St., SE […]
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding 25-year-old Leonte Butler‘s killer. Police believe Leonard Martino Smith, 30, fatally stabbed Bulter last month. According to police, Butler was found on March 11 on the 4000 block of South Capitol St., SE. Police have a warrant for Smith’s arrest. Police are asking for anyone with information about the […]