Albrecht Muth‘s health has grown strong enough that he was released from United Medical Center and returned to the D.C. Jail, according to an email from a hospital official.
The email, which was forwarded to prosectors, defense attorneys and Judge Russell Canan, said Muth was discharged from the hospital May 1.
Muth, however, stated he would begin fasting again that day. Read more
Based on a mental health evaluation, Judge Russell Canan ruled Friday that Herbert Hayes is competent to stand trial for the murder of 41-year-old John Wesley Griffin. Canan rescheduled the trial to begin June 24.
Judge Canan ordered the evaluation last week after Hayes’ previous attorney, Betty Ballester, disclosed that Hayes had threatened her. At that time, Canan said that he suspected that Hayes had threatened two other attorneys as well. Based on Ballester’s statement, Canan appointed a new attorney, Russell Hairston, to the case. Read more
Donte Graves rejected an informal plea offer from prosecutors Friday which would have guaranteed a sentence of less than 24 years in prison.
Graves would have had to plead guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner. In return, prosecutors wouldn’t indict Graves on two separate robbery charges, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Leibman said.
Graves, 19, is suspected of shooting Joyner near Nationals Park on February 24. Metropolitan Police Detective Michael Fulton testified at a prior preliminary hearing that a witness reported that Graves shot Joyner while attempting to rob him of his coat.
Dianna Lalchan, who originally faced first-degree murder charges that were reduced to voluntary manslaughter while armed, will leave a halfway house Monday.
Lalchan appeared before Judge Ronna Beck Friday, who allowed her to enter the high intensity supervision program – which will allow her to stay with her family while she awaits a trial.
Judge Herbert Dixon sentenced Terry Johnson Wednesday to 23 and a half years in prison in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Andre Jamal Wiggins.
A jury convicted Johnson of second-degree murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the case in March.
D Young writes about Frederick Booker:
Ziggy , i dont know what to say. wtf. im angry , im mad, im sad. no more words, i love you , my Man.
Police found Booker unconscious in a vehicle after being shot Sunday; officers haven’t arrested a suspect in the case.
Police identified the victim of a fatal shooting Sunday evening as Frederick Booker, according to a statement released Monday morning.
Officers were called to the 4100 block of 20th Street Northeast Sunday for reports of a man unconscious in a vehicle. When they arrived, they found that the man had been shot. Booker, of Northeast D.C., was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Read more
A shooting early Sunday morning in Southeast DC killed 21-year-old Alvin Allen Jr, MPD said Sunday evening.
Allen, a resident of Southeast DC, was one of three people found injured by gunshots in the 3400 block of Stanton Road at about 2:50 a.m.
Police investigated the fatal shooting of Thomas Terrell Jamison in Trinidad Wednesday, arresting 43-year-old Kenneth Brown but releasing them after an investigation found Brown acted in self defense.
A jury convicted Johnnie Sweet Tuesday of first-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with physical evidence. Both of the murder charges carry enhancements for “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel” homicides.
A jury found Eugene Antoine Kelly guilty Monday of first-degree murder, assault with intent to kill and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 15-year-old Isaiah Daniel Harris.
Deangelo Williams, 21, appeared in court and was ordered held for a preliminary hearing. Police say witnesses implicated him in the 2011 shooting death of 18-year-old Lucki Pannell.
Dietrich Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the 2012 death of James Ray Sherrod.
Judge Russell Canan ordered a mental health evaluation for Herbert Hayes.
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