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.

Donte Graves was sentenced to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of Tyrone Joyner. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after a mistrial in May.

A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the murder trial against Lamonte Perry after jurors were unable to reach a verdict for his charge of second-degree murder. Earlier in the day, jurors acquitted Perry of first-degree premeditated murder, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, carrying a pistol outside of the home, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting death of Andre Jackson.

Week in Review

In brief:

No homicides were reported in D.C. this week.

Jurors began deliberating the murder case against Lamonte Perry. Prosecutors alleged that Perry brought his friend Andre Jackson into an ambush because of his loyalty to the 37th street neighborhood. Defense attorneys say Perry was simply walking with his friends before the shooting occurred.

Michael Davis was found incompetent to stand trial for a third time in connection with a series of hammer attacks in Petworth, one of which killed Gary Dederichs. Davis has been receiving mental health treatment since May 2012.

Joe Anthony Barber, 55, was charged first-degree murder while armed in connection with the fatal stabbing of Rachel Cox in January 1984. Twenty-nine years later, police arrested Barber after DNA found on Cox’s body was entered into the Combined DNA Index System, documents say.

A judge dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against Dion Redwood was released from jail Thursday after a prosecutor’s request. U.S. Assistant Attorney Michael Liebman said the investigation into the shooting death of 16-year-old Darius Cannon is ongoing.

Week in Review

In brief:

One homicide was reported this week in D.C.

A judge found probable cause to hold Michael Gayle on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of Eboni Domally. Charging documents say that a witness told police that Gayle choked and stabbed his mother.

Anthony Williams was charged with first-degree murder while armed and two weapon charges on Friday in connection to the fatal shooting of James Edward Booker. Charging documents say that video footage shows Williams talk to Booker while holding a handgun.

The trial of Lamonte Perry began Monday with opening statements. Prosecutors argue that Perry led Andre Jackson into an ambush set up by Marquette Tibbs, Perry’s former codefendant. Tibbs and Perry are each charged with first-degree murder, among other charges.

A judge found probable cause to hold Kieva Hooks on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of her mother Tajuana Hooks. According MPD Detective Hosam Nasr, Kieva Hooks admitted to police that she cut her mother 37 times, inflicting 21 stab wounds during an early-morning argument.

Week in Review

In brief:

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

  • Dondre Keenen Dyer, 23, died in a shooting near the 3600 block of Warder Street Northwest, close to Park View Elementary School.
  • Former Press Secretary James Brady, 73, who was wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died Monday. A medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, caused by the wound sustained in that shooting 33 years ago.

A judge found probable cause Monday that Malik Bilal stabbed Alonzo Beasley to death on July 6 after Beasley got too close to Bilal’s truck.

Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson pleaded guilty to armed robbery Tuesday, in a case stemming from the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams. Both had been charged first-degree murder and were scheduled for trial next week. Those murder charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, a prosecutor argued that Allen Thomas “willingly” returned to a confrontation that left Elike Rahmon Richardson dead, contesting his attorney’s claim that the stabbing was an act of self-defense.

Johnathan Dawkins was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years supervised release Friday for the stabbing death of Dwayne Brisbon. A jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter while armed in May.

A judge found substantial probability Friday that Zerrick Brown and Earl Patrick committed a robbery that led to the death of 60-year-old Carlton Coltrane. The men are each suspected of first-degree felony murder.

Jurors began deliberating the case of Raymond Faunteroy, charged with charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Derrick Ragland. Prosecutors argued that the testimony of multiple eyewitnesses proves that Faunteroy killed Ragland,