He faces up to 30 years in prison for his charge.
Donzell Butler Sentenced in Stabbing Death of Charles Scott Jr: “From now on, I will do whatever it is I can do to make up for my actions.”
Butler pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault with significant bodily injury in January. Judge Johnson ruled Friday that the sentences for each will run consecutively, meaning that Butler will serve 160 months in prison.
The jury delivered a verdict late Thursday afternoon after less than one day of deliberations in the case of Calvin Shaw.
Shaw was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and related assault and weapon charges in connection to two separate shootings and the death of 19-year-old Crevontai Key on July 4, 2012.
The trial lasted four days and all survivors and eye witnesses to the July 4, shooting where called up to the stand. Four of them identified 22-year-old Shaw as the man who pulled the trigger that day.
Judge Jennifer Anderson scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 20, 2014 at 11:30 A.M.
Alphonso Cleveland, 51, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the stabbing of his 51-year-old wife, Claudia Hall. He was initially charged with second-degree murder in connection with the case.
UPDATE: Jurors found Calvin Shaw guilty on all counts Thursday afternoon after deliberating for approximately four hours.
Closing arguments in the case of Calvin Shaw were delivered Thursday after a four day trial full of emotional testimony by survivors of the shooting, something the defense calls “unreliable,” and “full of doubt.”
James Crevontai Key, 19, was killed nearly two years ago on the fourth of July while celebrating with five of his close friends. They were all shot at, twenty eight times, outside one of their homes in Northeast D.C.
A man found dead from gunshot wounds inside a home on the 5600 block of Chillum Place Northeast may have committed suicide, according to MPD.
The man, identified by police as Carlton Maurice Johnson, is suspected of two counts of first-degree murder while armed. He was ordered held by Judge Dianne Brenneman until a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 28 before Judge Jennifer Anderson.