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Leonte Butler

2017 murder suspect remains held without bail

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 […]

Judge denies defense’s request to release murder suspect

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 […]

Leonard Smith arrested and charged with Leonte Butler murder

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 identify suspect in Leonte Butler murder

  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 […]

Man found fatally stabbed in Bellevue

Police are investigating a the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Leonte Butler. According to police, at around 11 p.m. on March 11 police arrived to 4000 block of South Capitol St., SE and found Butler’s body body. Butler was found unresponsive and had multiple stab wounds. Butler was pronounced dead at the scene and was later transported to the […]