Judge: Derrell Bennett “Fortunate” to Get 17-Year Sentence

Judge Ronna Beck sentenced Derrell Bennett Friday to 17 years in prison in connection with the 2010 shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Banks. After reading the sentencing terms, which were negotiated and agreed to by prosecutors and Bennett’s defense counsel, Judge Beck said that Bennett was “fortunate” in agreeing to a plea deal. The acts … Read more →

Derrell Bennett Withdraws Guilty Plea in Murder of Keith Banks

Judge Ronna Beck granted a motion Friday to withdraw the guilty plea entered by Derrell Bennett last year. Bennett pled guilty to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Keith Banks in November. Attorneys in the case agreed that 17 years in prison was the appropriate sentence for Bennett, who was … Read more →

Guilty Plea in Fort Circle Parks Shooting of Keith Banks

Reginald Vance has pled guilty to being an accessory in the fatal assault on Keith Banks in Nov. 2010. Banks was 29 years old when he was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. near Fort Circle Parks. Charging documents alleged that Vance drove Banks and Derrell Bennett, and then, while Bennett ordered Banks out of … Read more →

Reginald Vance and Derrell Bennett Plead Innocent in Death of Keith Banks

Reginald Vance and Derrell Bennett pleaded innocent this morning to charges that they shot and killed Keith Banks in Nov. 2010. Banks was 29 years old when he was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. near Fort Circle Parks. Vance and Bennett were arrested in December. They were arraigned today each on a charge of … Read more →

Reginald Vance and Derrell Bennett Held in Death of Keith Banks

A D.C. Superior Court Judge found probable cause Tuesday in the cases against two Hyattsville men charged with the shooting death of Keith Banks. Banks, a 29-year-old resident of Northwest D.C., was shot on the edge of Fort Circle Park at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 12. Investigators believe he was driven to the park, … Read more →

Second Arrest in Shooting Death of Keith Banks

The Washington Post is reporting that a Hyattsville, Md. man has been charged in the shooting death of Keith Banks near Fort Circle Park in early November. According to the Post, 22-year-old Derrell Bennett was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in Banks’ death. Bennett is the second man to be charged in the … Read more →

Hyattsville Barber Arraigned on First Degree Murder Charge

Reginald Vance, a 39-year-old barber from Hyattsville, Md. was arraigned on first degree premeditated murder while armed charges today during his second court appearance in as many days. He is now being held without bond and is next expected in court Jan. 4, 2011 at 9 a.m. Vance is one of two suspects that investigators … Read more →

Charges Delayed in Shooting Death of Keith Banks

A D.C. Superior Court Judge on Tuesday gave government prosecutors 24 hours to make their case against 39-year-old Reginald Vance, who was due to be arraigned today in the shooting death of Keith Banks on Nov. 12 in Northeast D.C. Despite the delay, key details of the government’s case were revealed in the lawyers’ discussion … Read more →

Arrest made in the shooting death of Keith Banks

Metro Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the homicide of 29-year-old Keith Banks, who was found shot on Nov. 12 in the 1100 block of Galloway Street, NE. Reginald Vance, a 39-year-old man from Brentwood, MD was charged Monday with Murder I While Armed in Banks’ killing, police said. Metro’s press release … Read more →

Reginald Vance

  • Arrested: Dec. 20, 2010
  • Age: 40
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Nov. 12, 2010 death of Keith Banks.