Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:
The trial of Daquan Tinker began on Monday with opening statements. Prosecutors argue that Tinker and four other individuals robbed Antoine Boddie and shot and killed Terrence Robinson while attempting to rob him. On Tuesday, Boddie testified testified that Tinker held a gun to his head and robbed him, during which time Boddie witnessed Tinker cross the street and shoot Robinson between three and four times.
Andre Hockaday, 26, was arrested and held in connection with the November 2011 shooting death of 27-year-old Ronald Smith. According to charging documents, police believe Smith was murdered because he was a witness to the murder of Ervin Lamont Griffin.
William Hunt was indicted Tuesday for premeditated first-degree murder while armed and obstruction of justice in connection with the May 2011 stabbing death of 48-year-old George White. White was stabbed 59 times during an argument over a lawnmower, the documents say.
A judge ordered Michael Gayle held Friday in connection with the June 29 stabbing death of Eboni Domally. According to prosecutors, Domally’s 9-year-old son witnessed Gayle choke and repeatedly stab his mother. Before ruling, Judge Lynn Leibovitz told the court she found Gayle “extremely dangerous and a risk of flight.”
Anthony Williams pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday for the November 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old James Edward Booker. Police found Booker suffering from gunshot wounds on the 500 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast. Booker was taken to a local hospital where he died less than one hour later.
Prosecutors dismissed a charge of carrying a pistol without a license against Demonta Chappell, who is on trial for the murder of Stevann Moorer. Chappell still faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder, obstruction of justice and two firearms offenses.
Two homicides were reported this week in D.C.:
Mark Kenyetta Bowser Jr., 35, was arrested and held in connection with the stabbing death of 39-year-old Tracy Womack. Charging documents say that Bowser entered Womack’s apartment uninvited, pushed into her bedroom and then stabbed Womack.
Lennard Sweeney was held on suspicion on first-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of Edward Eugene Hall Jr.
Dwayne Williams was arrested and held in connection with the November 2011 shooting death of Ronald Smith. Charging documents say that Williams and two other men identified Smith as a witness to the murder of Ervin Lamont Griffin, then Williams shot Smith.
Raheem Jones, 33, was arrested and held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the September shooting death of 27-year-old Deandria Conyers. Jones denied that he visited Conyers’ house on the day of her death, but charging documents say that Jones’ cell phone showed locations consistent with Conyers’ apartment.
Paul Jefferies was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the September 2013 death of Awele Olisemeka. Twenty-four-year-old Olisemeka died after being hit in the head with a brick near the Emery Recreation Center.
Manuel Garcia pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed Wednesday for the June 21 shooting of Luis E. Avila Melendez. According to the proffer of facts, Garcia flashed a gun at Melendez and another after an argument. Later, the men met up again on the 2500 block of Mozart Place Northwest, according to the documents. Melendez and the other man rushed towards Garcia, documents say, and Garcia moved toward them before shooting.
Jimmie Fleming pleaded guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with the death of Derek Price and the death of Donchell Thomas. A press release says that prosecutors believe the shooting was unprovoked and without warning.
Lennard Sweeney was released from jail Friday while he awaits a preliminary hearing. Sweeney is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of Edward Eugene Hall Jr.
Two homicides were reported in D.C. this week:
A judge ruled Saturday there was not enough evidence to hold Yvonne Simms is suspected in connection with the stabbing 49-year-old Kenyatta Jordan, her husband. Simms remains charged with second-degree murder while armed, despite her release.
Frances Lyles, 25, was arrested and held in connection with the June death of 3-year-old Xavier Lyles. Charging documents say Lyles told police she left her apartment for approximately 20 to 30 minutes the night before her son died, but believed that her boyfriend must have hurt Xavier while she was gone.
Christopher Fields, 33, was arrested in connection with the 2013 s