Judge Russell Canan ordered that Howard Randolph be removed from a halfway house Wednesday after Randolph was found with two packs of K2, a synthetic cannabis, while he awaited trial.
Saxton, a 20-year-old from Northwest DC, is expected back in court March 28 for a preliminary hearing in the case.
Henry was found shot just before 8 p.m. on March 5 in the backseat of a car in the 900 Block of Madison Street Northwest. Henry was brought to the Medstar Hospital with a chest wound. He later died.
Prosecutors say Griffin was shot when he didn’t have anything to provide in a robbery. But defense attorneys have argued that the proof of that case is troubled.
On Monday afternoon, Montez Warren’s defense attorney, Madalyn Harvey, described the case as being fraught with witness issues.
“Montez Warren deserves a good investigation,” argued attorney Madalyn Harvey. “The government wants to manipulate the facts to their benefit.”
A 20-year-old Northwest D.C. man was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of Roshaine Henry last Wednesday.
The man, identified by police as Corey Saxton, is suspected of second-degree murder while armed.
On March 5, Henry was found inside a crashed car suffering from a gunshot wound in the 900 block of Madison Street, Northwest. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
MPD later determined that the homicide happened blocks away, in the 1200 block of Madison Street, Northwest.
A press release from MPD is after the jump.
After a decline in the number of domestic violence homicides during 2012, it appears that the number of homicide victims related to domestic violence may rise again this year.
Within the first two months of 2014, domestic violence related homicides have taken the lives of four people and injured one other person. Two domestic violence deaths in late 2013 were declared homicides in 2014 and are included in this year’s count, bringing the total to date to six.
During all of 2013, 11 homicides were classified as domestic-violence related by MPD.
According to Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham while the number of domestic violence related homicides is up, it is “too soon to say if it is a trend.” The Metropolitan Police Department is watching the increase carefully, says Newsham, but there no indication that they are related.
Each week, Homicide Watch brings you a list of upcoming hearings in the cases we follow. All hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. To add an item to the listing, email homicidewatchdc [at] gmail.com. To see scheduled court hearings beyond next week, see our calendar.
One person in D.C. died this week in what has been ruled a homicide:
- Roshaine Henry, 24, was found shot in an overturned car in Northwest DC died as a result of his injuries. According to MPD, the shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Madison Street Northwest and the vehicle was found in the 900 block of Madison Street Northwest.
Kevin Brown was released from jail after prosecutors dropped a murder charge in connection with the shooting of 19-year-old James Edward Dean in Feb. 2013. Brown, 31, was held for nine months on a second-degree murder charge.
Cydrisse Alvin was sentenced to 35 years in prison for first-degree murder while armed in connection to the stabbing death of Kent in June 2012. Jurors found Alvin guilty in December 2013 of the stabbing death of her best friend, Amber Lynette Kent.
Defense attorneys argued in closing arguments that unreliable testimony and poorly collected forensic evidence shows that Keir Johnson and Lester Williams are not responsible for the September 2010 shooting death of Jamal Coates. Judge Lynn Leibovitz will instruct jurors next week before deliberations begin.
Jibril Abdul-Muwwakil was held on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 27 stabbing death of 17-year-old Jonathon Adams. Charging documents say that Abdul-Muwwakil was described as schizophrenic and bipolar.
Kevin Brown was ordered released from jail Thursday and the murder charge against him dropped when prosecutors asked Judge Rhonda Winston to dismiss the case.
Brown, 31, has been held for nine months on the second-degree murder charge. Prosecutors had argued that Brown shot 19-year-old James Edward Dean in Feb. 2013.
Prosecutors asked that the case be dismissed on Thursday after a Grand Jury did not return an indictment against Brown. Read more