Two homicides were reported in D.C. this week:
Kahlil Malik Tatum was found dead from an apparent suicide in Kenilworth Park on Monday. Police suspect Tatum is the abductor of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, who is still missing.
Gregory Allen Green was arrested and held on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed, felony murder and attempted robbery in connection with the shooting death of Derrick Eugene Williams. Charging documents say a witness said that Green was one of two people standing over Williams moments after three gunshots were heard.
Antonio Williams was held on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of Andre McIntyre. According to charging documents, two witnesses told police that McIntyre owed money to Williams for “drugs bought on credit” prior to the attack.
Rashad Slye was sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death and attempted robbery of Domingo Ezirike, a 40-year-old cab driver from Prince Georges County. Prosecutors say that Ezirike stopped to pick up Slye and his girlfriend in his cab, but after an argument, Slye shot Ezirike.
Judge John Ramsey Johnson dismissed the case against Asia Dontrese Moore, suspected in connection to the stabbing death of her boyfriend Marvin Harvey. Bill Miller, spokesman for the United States Attorney’s Office, explained that the investigation of Harvey’s death will continue.
The retrial of Joshua Andrews began with opening arguments this week. Four months ago, a jury was unable to decide whether Andrews was guilty or innocent of first-degree murder while armed in the 2010 shooting death of Darond Alonte Lucas.
Attorneys gave their opening arguments in the case of Antoine Little, charged with second-degree murder while armed and carrying a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing death of James Eric Cain. Prosecutors say Little stabbed Cain five times after Cain called Little a “fake Muslim.” But Little’s defense attorneys say he acted in self-defense.
Jurors began deliberations in the murder trial of Donte Graves, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Tyrone Joyner. In closing arguments Wednesday, defense attorneys said Joyner could have been shot and killed by another man, while prosecutors said eyewitness testimony proves Graves was the shooter.
The trial of Daren Vaughn continued this week with the defense’s case. Vaughn is charged with premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and related weapons offenses in connection with the stabbing death of 23-year-old Tyrell Swann.