Week in Review

In brief:

Dominique Holmes was held on a second-degree murder charge Saturday in connection with Ricky Kelly’s death. Holmes’ co-defendant, Gregory Smithwick, was held for armed carjacking, but not the murder charge for which he was arrested.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of second-degree murder Wednesday in the case against Robert Osborne for the murder of Vincent Purvis on January 15.

In opening statements, prosecutors said Terry Jimenez recognized Deangelo Williams the night Lucki Pannell was killed, but Jimenez didn’t tell police for more than two years. Williams is on trial for Panell’s murder.

Jurors are now deliberating in the case against Daquan Tinker. Prosecutors say Tinker shot Terrence Robinson during a robbery attempt. But Tinker’s defense attorneys argue that this is a case of mistaken identity, that there are inconsistencies in eyewitness testimony, and that police involved in the case “failed to follow leads” that would exclude Tinker.

Week in Review

In brief:

Three homicides were reported this week in D.C.:

Jurors heard opening arguments in the murder trial against Demonta Chappell in the October 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer. Prosecutors said that Chappell and Moorer were walking so close that others may have thought they were walking together that night.

Judge John Ramsey Johnson found probable cause to continue holding Mark Kenyatta Bowser Jr. in connection with the stabbing death of Tracy Womack. Detective Marvin Washington testified that Bowser made a sexual advance toward a witness before entering Womack’s bedroom and stabbing her over 40 times.

Don Demichie Page Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed for the shooting death of Quentin Lavar White. In exchange for his plea, prosecutor agreed to seek a sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison.

Week in Review

In brief:

Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:

The trial of Daquan Tinker began on Monday with opening statements. Prosecutors argue that Tinker and four other individuals robbed Antoine Boddie and shot and killed Terrence Robinson while attempting to rob him. On Tuesday, Boddie testified testified that Tinker held a gun to his head and robbed him, during which time Boddie witnessed Tinker cross the street and shoot Robinson between three and four times.

Andre Hockaday, 26, was arrested and held in connection with the November 2011 shooting death of 27-year-old Ronald Smith. According to charging documents, police believe Smith was murdered because he was a witness to the murder of Ervin Lamont Griffin.

William Hunt was indicted Tuesday for premeditated first-degree murder while armed and obstruction of justice in connection with the May 2011 stabbing death of 48-year-old George White. White was stabbed 59 times during an argument over a lawnmower, the documents say.

A judge ordered Michael Gayle held Friday in connection with the June 29 stabbing death of Eboni Domally. According to prosecutors, Domally’s 9-year-old son witnessed Gayle choke and repeatedly stab his mother. Before ruling, Judge Lynn Leibovitz told the court she found Gayle “extremely dangerous and a risk of flight.”

Anthony Williams pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday for the November 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old James Edward Booker. Police found Booker suffering from gunshot wounds on the 500 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast. Booker was taken to a local hospital where he died less than one hour later.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of carrying a pistol without a license against Demonta Chappell, who is on trial for the murder of Stevann Moorer. Chappell still faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder, obstruction of justice and two firearms offenses.

Week in Review

In brief:

Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:

Mark Kenyetta Bowser Jr., 35, was arrested and held in connection with the stabbing death of 39-year-old Tracy Womack. Charging documents say that Bowser entered Womack’s apartment uninvited, pushed into her bedroom and then stabbed Womack.

Lennard Sweeney was held on suspicion on first-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of Edward Eugene Hall Jr.

Dwayne Williams was