Remaining Defendants in 21st and Vietnam Murder Trial Plead Guilty to Lesser Charges

Instead of beginning their scheduled trial Monday, Anthony Hatton, Johnnie Harris and Jekwan Smith each pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the 2011 shooting deaths of Tyrell Fogle and Isaiah Sheffield. Hatton pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the murder of Fogle, for a 15-year prison sentence. Harris pleaded … Read more →

Judge Declares Mistrial on Remaining Charges Against Jekwan Smith and Johnnie Harris

Judge Henry Greene declared a mistrial Monday on the remaining charges against Jekwan Smith and Johnnie Harris in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 24-year-old Isaiah Sheffield. It is the third time Greene has declared a mistrial on charges faced by Smith and Harris in the case. Monday’s decision ends all deliberations in the … Read more →

Judge Declares Mistrial on Remaining Charges Against Anthony Hatton

Judge Henry Greene declared a mistrial Monday on the remaining counts against Anthony Hatton, after the jury notified the court that they were deadlocked on the charges. Jurors sent a note to the clerk Monday morning stating that after more than a week of deliberations solely on Hatton’s case they were unable to reach a … Read more →

Judge Declares Mistrial on Remaining Charges Against Stanley Moghalu

After finding Stanley Moghalu innocent of murder last month, jurors in the case have failed to come to any conclusions on lesser weapons charges in the case, prompting Judge Henry Greene to declare a mistrial Monday. Moghalu, 25, was accused of killing 36-year-old Steven Curtis Moore. The earlier verdicts, which found Moghalu innocent, will stand. … Read more →

Stanley Moghalu Found Innocent of Conspiracy Charge in Steven Moore Death

Jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial reached another partial verdict Thursday, finding Stanley Moghalu innocent of one count of conspiracy in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of 36-year-old Steven Moore. The verdict is the fifth in the case; jurors have been deliberating since Aug. 20. Prosecutors claim Moghalu, Jekwan Smith, Johnnie … Read more →

Smith, Harris Innocent of Most Serious Murder Charge

Jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial reached yet another partial verdict on Friday, announcing decisions on a total of five charges against Jekwan Smith, Johnnie Harris, and Stanley Moghalu. The verdict is the fourth in the case; jurors have been deliberating since Aug. 20. On Friday the jury found Smith and Harris, charged … Read more →

Stanley Moghalu and Johnnie Harris Found Innocent in Steven Moore Murder

After four weeks of deliberations, jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial on Tuesday found Stanley Moghalu and Johnnie Harris innocent of murder and firearms charges in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of Steven Moore. The verdict was a partial one; Anthony Hatton still faces murder charges in connection with the August … Read more →

Partial Verdict in “21st and Vietnam” Murder Case Rejected

After three weeks of deliberating, jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial announced partial verdicts Wednesday morning on two of the four defendants, but the judge assigned to the case refused to accept their ruling when jurors on one of the verdicts did not appear to be unanimous and the other verdict was read … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Begin in “21st and Vietnam” Murder Trial

Prosecutors and defense counsel in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial have concluded closing arguments and the case now rests in the hands of the jury, who began deliberations around noon Tuesday. During the trial, which lasted nearly two months, prosecutors argued that Anthony Hatton, Jekwan Smith, Johnnie Harris and Stanley Moghalu were members of … Read more →

Closing Arguments Begin in ‘21st and Vietnam’ Trial

Closing arguments began Wednesday in the case charging four alleged members of a crew called “21st and Vietnam” with the deaths of Tyrell Fogle, Isaiah Sheffield and Steven Moore. Prosecutors in the trial say that defendants Anthony Hatton, Jekwan Smith, Johnnie Harris, and Stanley Moghalu, are linked to the shooting deaths by their loyalty to … Read more →

Stanley Moghalu Testifies in “21st and Vietnam” Murder Trial

Stanley Moghalu, one of two men on trial for the shooting death 36-year-old Steven Curtis Moore, told jurors Monday that he was nowhere near Moore at the time of his death, and that he was with his fiance during the time of the shooting. “I was with [Alycia Worsley],” Moghalu said. “That night we drove … Read more →

Prosecutors in “21st and Vietnam” Murder Trial Rest Case After Witness Refuses to Testify

Prosecutors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial officially rested their case Monday after a subpoenaed witness refused— still— to cooperate. Amber Middleton, 22, took the stand three times Monday, outside the presence of jurors, and again refused to answer questions from prosecutors. Charging documents related to Middleton say she was subpoenaed to appear in … Read more →

Delrico Shuford Testifies in “21st and Vietnam” Murder Trial

For each of the past three days that jurors have sat in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial, 21-year-old Delrico Shuford has taken the stand, telling jurors about crew life, drugs, and murder on the Northeast DC streets he calls home. Or called home. Shuford now resides in witness protection, awaiting his own sentencing in … Read more →

Kevin Charles Pleads Guilty in Connection with Steven Moore Death

Just days before opening statements at trial, Kevin Charles pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter while armed and conspiracy to commit a crime of violence in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of Steven Curtis Moore, according to court documents. Charles is scheduled to be sentenced August 30. Charles and co-defendants Johnnie Harris … Read more →

Johnnie Harris Pleads Innocent to Murder of Isaiah Sheffield

Johnnie Harris was arraigned last week on new charges stemming from a 24-count superseding indictment that names Harris and five other men as members of a criminal street gang called “21st and Vietnam.” Among other crimes, the indictment alleges that Harris participated in the shooting deaths of Steven Curtis Moore and Isaiah Sheffield. Harris was … Read more →

Delrico Shuford Pleads Innocent to Murder of Tyrell Fogle

A 21-count indictment charging a DC street gang with murder, conspiracy, and other crimes, has been amended to include a sixth suspect: 20-year-old Delrico Shuford. Shuford was added to the indictment Wednesday, charged with conspiracy and first-degree murder in connection with the 2011 shooting death of Tyrell Fogle. Shuford pleaded innocent at his arraignment before … Read more →

Three Men Arrested in Connection with Dec. Shooting Death of Steven Curtis Moore

Three men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of Steven Curtis Moore. Stanley Moghalu, 25, Kevin Charles, 21, Johnnie Harris, 20, are suspected of first-degree murder while armed. A press release is after the jump. May 11, 2012 Homicide Arrest: 1100 Block of 21st Street, NE (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the … Read more →

Johnnie Harris

  • Arrested: May 16, 2012
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Sept. 24, 2011, death of Isaiah Sheffield.

Acquitted in the Dec. 3, 2011, death of Steven Curtis Moore.