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, but defense attorneys say those accounts lack credibility.

Week in Review

In brief:

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

On Monday, jurors found Bernard Fleming guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted Joseph Peoples of the same charge in the fatal shooting of Michael Jones. During the six-day trial, prosecutors argued that Michael and Maurice Jones were shot at by Fleming from a balcony on the 1700 block of the 7th street Northwest. Peoples’ defense attorneys argued that Peoples was innocent and there wasn’t any proof he fired a gun.

Attorneys gave their opening arguments in the Raymond Faunteroy case Tuesday. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed along with two weapons charges in connection with Derrick Ragland’s death. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that Ragland helped rob Faunteroy days before he was killed. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Spence argued the robbery drove Faunteroy to disguise himself and wait in an alley for Ragland and his friends to leave the house. Defense argued that the government’s theories weren’t true and Faunteroy had no way of knowing when Ragland and his friends were leaving. Ragland was shot seven times, according to prosecutors.

Kieva Hooks was arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder whil