Week in Review

This post has been updated to include the death of Edward Eugene Hall Jr.

In brief:

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

Darious Scales, 20, was arrested and held Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection to the August 2013 shooting death of Timothy Delonte Dawkins. Charging documents say Scales engaged in a shootout with Todd Green, who was arrested just after Dawkins’ death.

Michael Anthony Coleman was indicted Thursday with second-degree murder while armed, plus two assault and weapon charges in connection with the stabbing death of Candance Reed. On Thurday, he pleaded innocent to the charges before a judge.

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case against Raymond Faunteroy after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict for any of his charges. He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder while armed and two weapons charge in connection with the 2011 murder of 19-year-old Derrick Ragland.

Anthony Hatton, Johnnie Harris and Jekwan Smith pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges in connection with the 2011 shooting deaths of Tyrell Fogle and Isaiah Sheffield. In exchange for their pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop the men’s remaining charges.

Shortly before his scheduled trial, Marquette Tibbs pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter while armed for the November 2012 shooting death of Andre Jackson. His guilty plea comes after jurors acquitted his former co-defendant, Lamonte Perry, of first-degree premeditated murder, but deadlocked over the lesser-included charge of second-degree murder.

A judge sentenced DeAndre Shaheed to 20 years in prison for his second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 31-year-old Akinwole Olu Williams. In July, he pleaded guilty to the charge and prosecutors dismissed his charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, attempted armed robbery and five others.

Bernard Fleming was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday after jurors convicted him of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Edward Jones. His co-defendant Joseph Peoples was sentenced Friday to 1 year for his convictions of carrying a pistol outside the home and tampering with evidence.

Week in Review

In brief:

One homicide was reported this week in D.C.:

Charles Young was indicted Tuesday for second-degree murder while armed and four related weapons charges in connection to the shooting death of 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs. Spriggs was found suffering from a gunshot in the 4900 Block of G Street Southeast in November 2013.

James Cornelius Robinson pleaded innocent Wednesday to premeditated first-degree murder while armed and three related weapons in connection with August 2013 shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Alexander Murphy.

A judge delayed the sentencing of Kevin Charles after the judge expressed doubt that Charles believed he was guilty. In June 2013, Charles pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed and conspiracy to commit a crime of violence in connection with the death of Steven Curtis Moore.

James Young, 21, and Tyrone Height, 22, were arrested and held in connection with the August 31 shooting death of Willard Carlos Shelton. Charging documents say that on the night of the shooting, a witness saw Height and Young standing with handguns, “shooting multiple times” at Shelton in a parking lot at the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road Southeast.

Judge Russell Canan sentenced Michael Poth, a former Marine, to 11 years and three months in prison for the fatal stabbing of Philip Bushong, a fellow Marine. Poth was convicted of voluntary manslaughter while armed in December 2013.

A judge sentenced Leon Smith to 24 years in prison for the stabbing death of Stephen Manuel Pool. In May, Smith pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in connection with the stabbing death of 45-year-old Pool.

James Walter Yates III was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of Andre Pierce Joyner. Yates pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with his death.

A judge found probable cause Friday to continue holding Jeffrey Neal in connection with the beating death of Leon Young. At the hearing, a detective testified that a medical examiner in the case said Young was struck 28 times, including several times after a plastic bag was tied over Young’s head.

Week in Review

In brief:

No homicides were reported this week in D.C.

Keir Johnson was sentenced Friday to 54 years in prison, including 32 years for the shooting death of Jamal Coates.

Corey Saxton was sentenced to 15 years Friday for the March 5 death of Roshaine Henry. Saxton pleaded guilty in May to voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Henry after trying to rob him at gun point.

A judge found probable cause that Nilson Maldonado did not fire accidentally in the fatal shooting of Anthony Sanchez. Prosecutors argued that Maldonado and his friends tried to turn the fatal shooting of Anthony Sanchez into an accident though the evidence shows otherwise.

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