Week In Review

In brief:

Hurricane Sandy closed the court for two days Monday and Tuesday as its powerful winds caused scattered power outages and fallen trees and shut down the region’s entire public transportation system.

A Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed a man after he allegedly stabbed the officer Friday morning. The officer received treatment for his injuries, according to news reports.

Dominique Bassil took the stand in her murder trial Thursday to argue that she stabbed boyfriend Vance Harris II in self-defense. Harris had violent tendencies, the defense argued.

Malik Shabazz, formerly known as Maurice Lee Yancey, pled guilty to beating Demetrius Dempsey in 2007 with a landscaping brick. Dempsey received care in a skilled nursing home for years after the attack, but died from his injuries in late 2010. Shabazz was indicted and charged with first-degree murder while armed, but pled guilty to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Officers were investigating a homicide at 4th and V Street Northeast Wednesday evening. Anthony Weathers, 25, was shot in an alley and died near the 2000 block of 4th Street Northeast. MPD has not named a suspect in the case.

Four men were sentenced to prison terms after being convicted in July of multiple gang-related shootings that killed two in 2010.

Robert Carter pled guilty Wednesday to killing Angel Morse, his 13-year-old daughter, in 2010. Prosecutors were preparing for a Nov. 5 trial in the case. Carter had previously been pursuing an insanity defense.

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