The case against twenty-two-year-old Asia Dontrese Moore was dismissed Friday by Judge John Ramsey Johnson; Moore had been suspected in connection to the stabbing death of her boyfriend Marvin Harvey.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to dismiss the case without prejudice after determining that there was insufficient evidence to go forward at this time,” explained spokesman Bill Miller via email on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“Sh*t is sad. Dude is dead. Shoulda had that sh*t on safety.”
Alone and arrested, prosecutors say, these were Rashad Slye’s words. He was suspected in the shooting death and attempted robbery of Domingo Ezirike, a 40-year-old cab driver from Prince Georges County.
Police found Ezirike on October 22, 2011 around 4:00 a.m., dead of a gunshot wound, in the 4300 block of Ponds St. Northeast.
Friday, more than two years after Ezirike’s death and Slye’s arrest, and three months after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, Slye was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
His words Friday were for his mother.
“In my twenty-three years, I never listened, not once. You told me, ‘you gonna end up in jail,” Slye said.
MPD has released a video of a person who who appears to be walking off an escalator in a DC area metro station. MPD is trying to identify that person in connection with the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd. They say he may have information about the girl.
The video, and MPD’s press release, is below.
Prosecutors say Antoine Little stabbed 53-year-old James Eric Cain five times after Cain called Little a “fake Muslim.” But in opening arguments Thursday, Little’s defense attorneys say that Little saw a “frenzied look” on Cain’s face that day and knew his life was on the line.
“Imagine a 265-pound, six-foot-three-inch Cain, drunk and high on cocaine, steaming mad and charging straight at you,” defense attorney Andrew Crespo told jurors in opening statements.
Police found Cain on June 25, 2012, in the 1500 block of Kenilworth Avenue Northeast suffering from five stab wounds, including one to the throat that perforated his jugular vein. Little, 36, is charged with second-degree murder while armed and carrying a dangerous weapon in connection with Cain’s death.
Gregory Allen Green, 25, was held without bond Thursday on charges of first-degree murder while armed, felony murder and attempted robbery in connection to the shooting death of Derrick Eugene Williams this past weekend.
Williams, 35, was found last Saturday at approximately 12:23 a.m. lying on the sidewalk of the 1200 block of Eaton Place Southeast, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Green was arrested four days later.
Charging documents say a witness, who has known Green for over ten years as “Face,” said that Green was one of two people standing over Williams moments after three gunshots were heard. According to the documents, the witness saw Green pulling the victim’s legs and going through the victim’s pockets.
In closing arguments Wednesday, defense attorneys for Donte Graves argued that police ignored the possibility that Tyrone Joyner was shot and killed by another man, his friend. Prosecutors argued that eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence prove Graves was the shooter.
Now jurors will decide which version to believe, and whether Graves is guilty of murder.
On February 24, 2013, Joyner was found near Nationals Park in Southwest D.C. suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach; he later died at Howard University Hospital. Graves is charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death.
At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham urged the public to come forward with any information that might lead authorities to the location of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. Police, along with volunteers, have been searching Kenilworth Park for Rudd since late last week.
Newsham said that the search of the park, the “best chance” to find Rudd “with the information we have”, is expected to conclude by Thursday.
On Monday, the man suspected of abducting Rudd, Kahlil Malik Tatum, was found dead in a storage shed from an apparent suicide.
Emphasizing that the search in Kenilworth Park was sparked by a tip, Newsham encouraged anyone with information to come forward. Newsham added that though the number of tips has dwindled, the investigation will continue beyond the park.
Below is a collection of reports from other media outlets.
A 25-year-old Southeast D.C. man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of Derrick Eugene Williams last week. The man, identified by police as Gregory Allen Green, is suspected of first-degree murder while armed.
Williams was found on March 29 with an apparent gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Eaton Road Southeast. He died at a local hospital.
A press release from MPD is below.
Missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd remained missing Tuesday afternoon, more than 24 hours after the man who is accused of abducting her was found dead of a self-inflected gunshot wound.
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier said that that man, Kahlil Malik Tatum, had been dead for at least 36 hours— and as long as several days— when found by authorities in a storage shed at Kenilworth Park.
Four months after a jury deadlocked, unable to decide whether Joshua Andrews was guilty or innocent of first-degree murder while armed, a second jury has been assembled. On Tuesday they heard opening arguments in the case.
Andrews is charged in the 2010 shooting death of Darond Alonte Lucas.