Derrell Bennett pled guilty to second-degree murder while armed for his involvement in the 2010 shooting death of Keith Banks. Bennett and another suspect, Reginald Vance, originally pled innocent. Vance pled guilty as an accessory to the fatal shooting in April and is scheduled to be sentenced December 28. Bennett is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 25, 2013.
Judge Ronna Beck found substantial probability against Chavez Myers, who is suspected of fatally stabbing Olijawon Griffin inside the Woodley Park metro station in November. Beck also found probable cause against three others who are charged with robbery while armed for their involvement in an incident that preceded the stabbing. A felony status hearing for Myers is scheduled for Jan. 2.
Shirley Renee Tucker was found shot in the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue Northeast Thursday night; she later died at the hospital. Her boyfriend, Joseph Chandler, was arrested in connection with the case.