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Ray Andre Harrison

Jury finds Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A two-week long homicide trial came to a close Feb. 16 when a jury found Davon Peyton guilty of involuntary manslaughter and related weapons charges for the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Peyton, 27, shot Harrison on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, […]

Prosecution urges jury to convict alleged shooter

The prosecution in a 2015 murder trial recently said 27-year-old Davon Peyton‘s testimony about 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison’s death was illogical. In response to the defense’s closing argument, Assistant United States Attorney Katie Earnest said Feb. 15 that self-defense is not applicable for Peyton because he made the conscious decision to grab a loaded gun […]

Is Davon Peyton Guilty?

The prosecution, during the second week of a 2015 murder trial, referred to 27-year-old Davon Peyton as an angry man, who showed a “conscious disregard” to the possibility of death or serious bodily injury. Assistant United State Attorney Katie Earnest told the jury Feb. 14, during her closing statement, that the homicide of Ray Andre […]

Alleged shooter claims death was an accident

The defendant in a 2015 homicide case took the witness stand Feb. 13 to explain that the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison was accidental. Davon Peyton, 27, testified that he had a “business” relationship with Harrison, and that he would often provide Harrison with marijuana in exchange for rides. Peyton said he spoke […]

Records show victim’s visit not so ‘unexpected’

On Feb. 12, the prosecution rebutted the defense’s claim of an unexpected visit as a cause to the decedent’s death in a 2015 homicide by presenting phone records. The government called a custodian of records from T-Mobil USA to expose Davon Peyton’s phone records on the night of Ray Andre Harrison’s death. Although Peyton’s attorneys, […]

Prosecution questions testimony of murder defendant’s ex

The validity of the testimony of the ex-girlfriend of alleged shooter Davon Peyton was questioned Feb. 8. Peyton, 27, is charged with the 2015 shooting death of 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. Even though the ex-girlfriend testified that she never saw Peyton grab his gun on the night of the homicide, the prosecution presented video clips […]

Decedent’s girlfriend recalls night of homicide

On the third day of a 2015 murder trial, Ray Andre Harrison’s girlfriend testified about the events that occurred on the night he was shot. According to the girlfriend, her best friend came into town for a surprise visit and met Harrison that night. She said they wanted to show her a good time, so […]

Jury chosen for 2015 murder trial

Davon Peyton, who was charged with second-degree murder while armed, will face a jury of 11 women and three men. Peyton, 27, is on trial for allegedly killing 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. The trial began on Feb. 5. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Fischer said Peyton shot Harrison in a fit of rage. Fischer said […]

Judge pushes jury selection back in murder trial

Judge Danya Dayson pushed jury selection to Feb. 6 for the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Davon Peyton shot Harrison in the chest on the 1300 block of Adams Street, NE on Nov. 13, 2015. Peyton was charged with second-degree murder while […]

Trial date set for man accused of fatal shooting

A trial date of Feb. 5 has been set for the man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Ray Andre Harrison. At a trial readiness hearing, in which both parties addressed final housekeeping procedures, on Jan. 25, Davon Peyton, 26, appeared in court before Judge Danya Dayson. Police say Peyton shot Harrison in the chest on […]