Week in Review

In brief:

One homicide was reported this week:

  • Tyrone Lee Lewis, 27, died Thursday after a shooting in the 300 block of 37th Street Southeast.

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Week in Review

In brief:

Two homicides were reported this week:

  • Police found one-month-old Raj’saun Tyrik Brown in the 1700 block of Trenton Place Southeast. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
  • Latroia Renee Smith, 26, was found dead at the scene of a fire. A medical examiner found that Smith “sustained gunshot wounds and burns,” ruling her death a homicide.

Francis Lyles pleaded innocent Wednesday to two counts of first-degree felony murder, along with three counts of cruelty to children and obstruction of justice for the June 24 beating death of her 3-year-old son Xavier Lyles.

Marquette Tibbs was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of Andre Jackson.

Carlton Maurice Johnson, 22, pleaded innocent to two counts of first-degree murder while armed, along with assault with intent to kill and three gun related charges in the July 2013 double homicide of Anthony Chase and Eric Leeper.

Prosecutors dropped a charge of second-degree murder and other related charges Friday in the case against Daquan Tinker for the shooting death of Terrence Robinson, 48, on Aug. 12, 2012. A jury cleared Tinker of more serious murder charges in a trial in October but couldn’t agree on a verdict on the lesser count. The jury did convict Tinker of armed robbery.

Melvin George pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday for the beating death of 46-year-old Jeffrey Coleman in May.

Tyrron Lamont Sweeney, 22, was arrested for the shooting deaths of Ervin Phillip Ingraham and Ronnetta Hurley-Brown in January.

Week in Review

In brief:

One homicide was reported this week:

  • Inoe Javier Salvador died in a stabbing near the intersection of 14th Street and Perry Place Northwest.

Mauda’Rico Proctor pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter last week Friday for the fatal shooting of Dominic Davis on January 14, 2013.

Carlton Hammond was arrested and held last week Friday in connection with the stabbing death of Kenneth Young Jr.

Darious Scales and Todd Green were indicted Wednesday for the fatal shooting of Timothy Delonte Dawkins in August 2013.

Because Dawkins was killed as a result of a gun fight between Scales and Green, the two rivals are charged under the urban warfare theory and will be tried as co-defendants. Scales is charged with second-degree murder while armed, in addition to assault and weapons charges. For the second time, Green is charged with first-degree murder while armed.

A jury acquitted Deangelo Williams of all charges in connection with the February 2011 shooting death of Lucki Pannell. Jurors delivered the verdict Thursday afternoon after two days of deliberations.

Williams was cleared of first-degree premeditated murder and three counts of possession of a firearm. He was also cleared of two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, for allegedly shooting Terry and Bernardo Jimenez in the same incident that killed Pannell.

Week in Review

In brief:

Two homicides were reported this week:

  • Jabari Fields died in a double shooting at the intersection of 8th and Jefferson Street Northwest.
  • Ellis Alphonso Anderson died in a shooting in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road Northeast.

Terry Jimenez took the stand to tell jurors what happened the night Lucki Pannell was killed, and how he recognized Deangelo Williams as the shooter. Williams trial is expected to finish this week.

A jury found Demonta Chappell guilty of first-degree premeditated murder while armed in the 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer.

That jury also found Chappell guilty of two firearm charges and obstruction of justice. But immediately after the verdict was read, Judge Rhonda Winston said there might not be enough evidence for the obstruction charge, and she ordered lawyers from both sides to submit briefs. The jury’s foreman said he was “shocked” by the decision.

In a partial verdict delivered Thursday, jurors cleared Daquan Tinker of first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder, but found him guilty of robbery while armed. But that jury could not find agreement on Tinker’s lesser charges, including second-degree murder, and Judge Robert E. Morin declared a mistrial.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of second-degree murder while armed Friday in the case against Yvonne Simms for the the fatal stabbing of her husband, Kenyatta Jordan, on September 13. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to dismiss the case because of insufficient evidence at this time,” USAO spokesperson William Miller said.

A judge sentenced Tisheena Brown for four years in prison. Brown, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter in May for the overdose death of her seven-week-old son Hakeem Brown in September 2013.

A judge found probable cause Friday in the case against Dwayne Williams in connection to the 2011 shooting death of Ronald Deacon Smith.

Francis Lyles, accused of killing her three-year-old son Xavier, broke down in court as she was expected to plead guilty. She called out to Judge Jennifer Anderson: “Your Honor, I didn’t hurt my baby! I want a chance to get a lawyer and a new case! I didn’t hurt my baby and I need a new lawyer!”

Mauda’Rico Proctor, suspected in the Jan. 14, 2013, death of Dominic Anthony Davis, pleaded guilty late Friday.</