Alex Cater Sentenced to 10 Years in Strangling Death of Leroy Studevant

Alex Cater was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the strangling death of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant. “The day started out normal and it ended in tragedy for Mr. Studevant and myself,” Cater said about New Year’s Eve 2011, the night Studevant died. “If I could … Read more →

Mark Coates Sentenced to 23 Years for Leroy Studevant Murder

Judge Herbert Dixon sentenced Mark Anthony Coates Monday to 23 years in prison for the December 2011 death of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant. “There is absolutely nothing in your background to justify what you did,” Judge Dixon said. “I really wish you had walked away, or intervened to help.” Prosecutors said Monday that Coates helped to … Read more →

Alex Cater Pleads Guilty in Connection with Leroy Studevant Murder

Alex Cater, one of the two suspects held in connection with the 2011 strangulation death of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant, pleaded guilty Wednesday. Court documents, though, are not clear as to what charge Cater pled guilty to, saying only that Cater, 31, and the government “enter into the following plea agreement pursuant to attached paperwork.” The … Read more →

Mark Anthony Coats Arrested in Connection with Leroy Studevant Murder

A second suspect in connection with the 2011 murder of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant was arrested Tuesday. Mark Anthony Coats, 28, of Northeast D.C. was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder while armed in connection Studevant’s death. Police found Studevant dead in Marvin Gaye Park on December 31, 2011, with a broken knife blade … Read more →

Alex Cater Held in Leroy Studevant Murder Case

Alex Cater was ordered held by Judge Thomas Motley at the conclusion of his preliminary hearing Thursday. Wednesday, Motley found probable cause that Cater is responsible for the December 2011 stabbing death of Leroy Studevant. Studevant was found dead in Marvin Gaye Park the morning of Dec. 31, 2011. His pants, shoes, and socks were … Read more →

Probable Cause” Found in Marvin Gaye Park New Years Homicide

In a marathon of a preliminary hearing set to stretch out over three days, Judge Thomas Motley found probable cause Wednesday that Alex Cater is responsible for the December 2011 stabbing death of Leroy Studevant. Studevant was found dead in Marvin Gaye Park the morning of Dec. 31, 2011. His pants, shoes, and socks were … Read more →

Suspect’s Jacket in Marvin Gaye Park Homicide Tested Positive for Victim’s Blood

DC’s first murder of the year was closed with an arrest this month after a man’s jacket tested positive for the victim’s blood. Alex Carter, also known as Alex Cater, was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death 56-year-old Leroy Studevant. According to charging documents in the case, Carter’s arrest … Read more →

Alex Carter Arrested in New Year’s Eve Marvin Gaye Park Death

Alex Carter, a 31-year-old Northeast DC man, was arrested today on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the death of Leroy Studevant. Studevant was found dead in Marvin Gaye Park on New Years Eve, the victim of an apparent strangulation. He is considered the first homicide victim of 2012. A press release … Read more →

Alex Jerome Cater

  • Arrested: May 18, 2012
  • Age: 31
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Dec. 31, 2011 death of Leroy Studevant.