Week Ahead

Each week, Homicide Watch brings you a list of upcoming hearings in the cases we follow. All hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. To add an item to the listing, email homicidewatchdc@gmail.com. To see scheduled court hearings beyond next week, see our calendar.

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Kenneth Young Jr. Killed in NW D.C. Stabbing

A man fatally stabbed in D.C. Friday afternoon has been identified as 35-year-old Kenneth Young Jr. of Northwest.

Police found Young at approximately 5:33 p.m. in the 3400 block of 14th Street Northwest suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.
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Anthony Williams Pleads Guilty for Murder of James Edward Booker

Anthony Williams pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of James Edward Booker.

According to the proffer of facts, on Nov. 5, 2013, Booker was walking on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of 6th street, when Williams and two unidentified individuals approached Booker from behind. Williams stood in front of Booker, blocking his path, with a handgun in his right hand.

Prosecutors say Williams pointed the gun at Booker and as Booker turned and ran North on 6th street, Williams fired several shots hitting him as he ran up 6th street Southeast. After the shooting, Williams left the scene along with the two individuals, documents say. Read more

Gun Charge Dropped in Demonta Chappell Case

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of carrying a pistol without a license Thursday in the case against Demonta Chappell, who is accused of fatally shooting Stevann Moorer.

Chappell’s other charges remain the same, including first-degree premeditated murder, two firearm offenses, and obstruction of justice. Read more

Prosecutor: 9-year-old Saw Mother Choked, Stabbed

A judge found probable cause Friday in the case against Michael Gayle for the stabbing death of Eboni Domally on June 29.

Police found Domally, 31, with multiple stab wounds to her back and stomach in the 5200 block of Queens Stroll Place Southeast.

Domally’s nine-year-old son watched Gayle as he choked his mother and stabbed her over and over again, Assistant U.S. Attorney Magdalena Acevedo told the court. Read more

Comment of the Day: “You do not have to kill someone to rob them.”

This Comment of the Day comes from Doris, a family member who writes about Edward Eugene Hall Jr. and the cost of murder on the community.

How do we watch someone running for their life, getting beat up, kicked, and brutally stabbed and killed, and not be angry. What makes since in America. Our young black men are killing each other at an alarming rate with shooting and stabbings? How many more of our beautiful children have to die through these senseless murders before we stop the wickedness. You do not have to kill someone to rob them. Turn yourself in and repent. Ed Hall, Jr. aka Chuck ‘s blood is on your hAND—no PEACE! TURN YOURSELVES IN. we fight about Tavon Martin—why do we kill one another as blacks, why do we hate one another? Chuck’s life was just as precious as anyone else’s life. LET’S STOP THE MADNESS AND SHOW MORE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHERTO MUCH HATRED, PAIN, AND HURT FOR ALL OF THE FAMILIES WHO LOVE ONES SHOW UP IN THESE WEBSITES. PLEASE HEAR ME AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO BE THE CHANGE WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN THIS WORLD SO OUR LIVING WILL NOT BE IN VAIN. what are we teaching our young children. VIOLENCE BEGATS VIOLENCE. PLEASE STOP AND THINK, BEFORE SOMEONE KILLS AGAIN…..PRAYING FOR ALL FAMILIES IMPACTED….LET’S SHOW MORE LOVE PEOPLE AND MORE RESPECT. OUR SON, NEPHEW, FRIEND, IS GONE, MAYBE WE CAN REACH OUT AND SAVE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE. THINK, THINK, THINK….IT IS NOT OKAY TO KILL OFF OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN, AND PEOPLE PERIOD REGARDLESS OF COLOR-GENOCIDE OUR RACE. WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP. TURN YOURSELF IN BECAUSE GOD SEES YOU AND KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE AND WHO YOU ARE….NEVER FORGET THAT!!!!!

William Hunt Indicted in the Stabbing Death of George White

William Hunt pleaded innocent Thursday to first-degrre murder while armed and obstruction of justice in the May 2011 murder of George White.

Derrick Hagler, Hunt’s co-defendant, was also indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice and a perjury charge for providing false information to police in the stabbing of White, documents say.

Three years ago, police found White, 48, unconscious and unresponsive lying on the kitchen floor in his apartment on the 400 block of Newcomb Street Southeast suffering from multiple stab wounds. Read more

Eyewitness in Murder Trial: “I was just hoping I wasn’t next.”

Antoine Boddie started his day by taking out the trash and ended his day as a witness to murder, prosecutors say.

On Tuesday, Boddie, 55, testified in the murder trial of 18-year-old DaQuan Tinker, who is charged with premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, and four other charges in connection with the shooting death of Terrence Robinson.

As Boddie walked to the dumpster around 5:15 a.m., he said in court, he saw a group of five young African-American men walking down Douglas Road. He described four of the men as dark-skinned African Americans and one as a light-skinned black man who was leading the group wore a ski mask.
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Johnie Lee Resper Killed in NE D.C. Shooting

A man fatally shot in D.C. Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 18-year-old Johnie Lee Resper of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Police found Resper at approximately 3:04 p.m. in the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast suffering from gunshot wounds. The Washington Post reports that police are searching for a small, black, four-door vehicle in connection with Resper’s death.

A press release from MPD is after the jump.
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Andre Hockaday Charged in Death of Ronald Smith

A judge ordered Andre Dominique Hockaday held Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Ronald Deacon Smith in November 2011.

Last week, Dwayne Williams, 29, was also arrested and held for Smith’s murder.
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