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Two people were killed in DC this week.
- Demetrius Eccles, 31, was shot and killed in the 900 block of Sheridan Street Northwest. No suspects have been arrested.
- John Thomas Tillman, 63, died from a stabbing in the intersection of North Capitol St. and Florida Ave. Northwest. Deon Anthony Thomas, 37, has been arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in Tillman’s death.
The July 31 death of Kisha Lashawn was ruled a domestic homicide. Lashawn, 31, was found unconscious in the 2200 block of Retta Gilliam Ct. Southeast. Police said a suspect in the case was identified but has died.
Cedric Spicer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the February shooting death of 24-year-old Joseph Hardin. Spicer, 25, remains held and will be sentenced on January 17, 2014 by Judge Herbert Dixon Jr.
Judge Henry Greene declared a mistrial on the remaining charges against Jekwan Smith and Johnnie Harris in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 24-year-old Isaiah Sheffield. Greene’s decision ends all deliberations in a trial that charged Smith, Harris, Stanley Moghalu and Anthony Hatton with 21 counts related to the deaths of Sheffield, Steven Moore and Tyrell Fogle.
The murder trial against Cydrisse Alvin began with Judge Ronna Beck. Alvin, 31, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder while armed in connection with the June 2012 stabbing death of her best friend, 28-year-old Amber Kent.
Deonte Bryant and Terrance Bush were found guilty of first-degree murder while armed, assault and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2011 Caribbean Festival shooting death of 43-year-old Robert Foster Jr. The co-defendants remain held and will be sentenced by Judge John Johnson on March 17, 2014.
Chavez Myers, Immanuel Swann, Muquan Cawthorne, Deon Jefferson and Greg Whitaker were sentenced Friday to a combined total of more than 100 years in prison in connection with the death of 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin, who was robbed and stabbed inside a Northwest DC metro station on November 17, 2012.
James Cornelius Robinson of Suitland, Md. was arrested in connection with the August shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Alexander Murphy. Robinson, 19, remains held and charged with second-degree murder while armed in Murphy’s death.
Anthony Robinson, 26, of Southeast D.C. died Monday from multiple gunshot wounds in the 1900 block of 17th Street Southeast.
Darius Jamal Murphy, 19, of Northeast D.C. was fatally hit by police Tuesday in the 1300 block of Queen Street Northeast.
Lamont William Hall, 32, was found unconscious in the 200 block of Bates Street Northwest with an apparent gunshot wound just after midnight Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man was found dead in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest DC Saturday night by police responding to a report of gunshots. The man’s identity has not been released.
Jurors found Michael Poth, the former Marine, guilty Monday of voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with the April 2012 stabbing death of 23-year-old Philip Bushong, a fellow Marine.
Claire Rice, 65, pleaded innocent Monday to charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and related weapons offenses in connection with the Dec. 2012 shooting death of her 58-year-old cousin Anthony Garland Rice.
Donald Isiah Jones, 32, was killed in a double shooting in in the 2500 block of 14th Street Northeast last Saturday evening
Derrick Marvin Baugham, 25, was found shot near the unit block of Galveston Place Southwest early last Sunday morning.
Robert Brown, 26, died after being shot by police in Southeast DC Monday afternoon. Brown is believed to have run from police who were in the 4900 block of G Street, Southeast investigating the shooting death of Rokeida Spriggs.
Charles Wennen Young, 22, was arrested in connection with Spriggs’ death.
Prosecutors opened their case charging Deonte Bryant and Terrance Bush with the June 25, 2011 Caribbean Festival shooting death of 43-year-old Robert Foster Jr. Monday with eyewitness testimony from those near the festival when the deadly shots were fired.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman whose body was pulled from the Pot