Week in Review

In brief:

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

  • Early Sunday morning, 31-year-old Eboni Domally was found stabbed multiple times in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place Southeast, according to MPD.
  • Darryl Delonta Jacobs, 23, was killed in a shooting in the 1900 block of H Street Northeast early Monday morning, MPD said.
  • Police found 64-year-old Barbara Moore Friday night suffocated in a residence in the 4100 block of Gault Place Northeast, MPD announced Monday.

James Johnson, 30, was arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Talbert Mitchell Bright. Charging documents allege that Johnson shot Bright in a park near 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW over a can of beer.

Joshua Andrews, 22, was sentenced to 41 and a half years in prison by Judge Rhonda Winston. Jurors found Andrews guilty of first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, and other five related charges in the June 2010 death of Darond Alonte Lucas.

Two charges of obstruction of justice against David Shepherd were dropped by prosecutors’ request three days before opening arguments in the trial charging David Shepherd in connection with the death of Henry Charles Miller.

Police identified Michael Gayle as a suspect in the stabbing death of Eboni Domally and asked for the public’s help in apprehending him. According to a press release, Gayle should be considered armed and dangerous.

Nilson Maldonado, 26, was arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Anthony Sanchez.

Manuel Garcia, 20, was arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Luis Melendez.

Week in Review

This post has been updated to include the death of a Southwest D.C. woman.

In brief:
Three homicides were reported this week in D.C.:

  • Xavier Lyles, 3, died Tuesday in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, Southeast after police found him unconscious and unresponsive with no signs consistent with life.
  • Talbert Mitchell Bright, 48, died after being found shot near the intersection of 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest early Saturday morning.
  • Mary Anne Thomas was found unconscious and unresponsive on Friday morning in the 1200 block of Howison Place Southwest. Police say she died of a gunshot wound.

The body of a man found last Tuesday at 1800 block of 8th Street Northwest has been identified as Delano Wingfield, of Southeast D.C. Wingfield was discovered five days after Leon Young was found dead in the attic of the same house.

Prosecutors dropped a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the case against Corey Stoddard, suspected in the death of Kevin Lewis Crouch. Spokesperson William Miller said that the United States Attorney’s Office did not have sufficient evidence to go forward with Stoddard’s charge, but the investigation is ongoing.

James Walter Yates III pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the April shooting death of Andre Pierce Joyner. Under the plea agreement, Yates could be sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison; prosecutors have asked that Yates be sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Michael Marshall withdrew his plea Wednesday to second-degree murder in the death of Antonio Headspeath. Previously, Marshall pleaded guilty and prosecutors planned to dismiss his charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and five related gun charges in exchange for his plea.

Joshua Mebane’s attorneys rejected a plea offer and told Judge Jennifer Anderson that they will pursue an insanity defense in his case. Mebane is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Quadar Muhammad. His former codefendant Linda Bury pleaded guilty in May 2013 in connection with Muhammad’s death.

Judge Jennifer Anderson ruled there was substantial probability in the case against William Smallwood and Demitrich Jones for the shooting death of Rashard Raigns. Prosecutors argued that Smallwood, 22, and Jones, 16, planned to rob Raigns and video showed the two men covering their faces with shirts before they robbed Raigns.

Kevin Darrell Boykins, 43, was arrested and held in connection with the January shooting death of Kevin Lanard James. Charging documents say that James was killed in his car after a heated exchange with Boykins via text messages about a debt.

Week in Review

In brief:
There were two homicides reported this week:

  • Metropolitan police found an unidentified man dead on Tuesday in the backyard area of the 1800 block of 8th street Northwest. The body was found five days after Leon Young was discovered in the same area.
  • Luis E. Avila Melendez, 27, of Northwest D.C., was found shot in the 1600 block of Columbia Road Northwest.

On Monday, jurors found Arik Adanti Sims guilty of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and three related weapons charges in connection with the shooting death of Lamar Fonville after nearly two days of deliberations. Fonville, 33, was discovered dead on a sidewalk in the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest in September 2012.

Jeffrey Neal, 21, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Leon Young. Young was found dead at 11:30 a.m. on June 12 in the 1800 block of 8th street Northwest. Neal told police that Young confessed to killing another man before Young attempted to stab him.

A second juvenile was arrested and held in connection with the shooting death of Rashard Raigns. He is the third person arrested in connection with Raigns’ death.

David Warren was sentenced Friday to 36 years in prison for the May 2011 shooting death of Ervin Lamont Griffin. Jurors found 32-year-old Warren guilty of two counts of first-degree murder while armed, second-degree murder while armed, kidnapping while armed, armed carjacking, armed robbery, and related weapons offenses.

Khari Natron Williams was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for fatally shooting Angelo Alphonso Payne in Dec. 2012. Judge John Ramsey Johnson sentenced Williams under the Youth Rehabilitation Act, meaning he was sentenced as a youth and he will have the opportunity to clear his conviction from his record after serving his sentence.

Judge Jennifer Anderson sentenced