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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Court: Judge should have released jury questionnaires in Chandra Levy trial

Three judges ruled that the Post was acting as a “surrogate” for the public and “had a presumptive right of access.”

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s fatal stabbing in D.C.

John W. Smith Jr., 46, had been charged with the killing of Elaine Coleman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michael Hughes sworn in as U.S. Marshal for D.C. courts

He’s spent his entire career with the Marshals Service.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Murder trial after 2007 fire at District club begins

Vasile Graure, 41, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Hundreds pay tribute to prominent District attorney

Vincent H. Cohen, 75, died Dec. 25 of a pulmonary embolism.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011

15 years for man for role in D.C. cookout shooting

A jury had found Antonio Nero guilty of assault with a dangerous weaponand other offenses.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Prison for former correctional officer who smuggled phones, drugs

D.C. Superior Court Judge Florence Pan also placed Ryan Motley, 24, on a year of probation.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011

7 mos. for former District teacher for failing to register as sex offender

He was arrested the day before his wedding at his fiance’s home in Ohio.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011

3 years, 9 mos. for Md. woman in fatal Dupont Circle hit-and-run

Jorida Davidson is to be retried on more serious charges.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Man facing murder charge still at large, sends lawyer to hearing

“Where is your client?” D.C. Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Motley asked Kevin McCants.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011

8 years for D.C. man in shooting of transgender woman

Darryl Willard had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011

18 years for Southeast man in fatal 2010 shooting

Authorities said Jerome E. Bailey had anger and mental health issues at the time of the killing.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011

D.C Superior Court reopened, downtown streets cleared

Authorities were investigating reports of suspicious abandoned vehicle.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Witness intimidation, retalitation convictions for 3 men

Each faces up to 30 years in prison.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Third defendant in 2009 D.C. murder sentenced to 20 years

Isiah Genus, 28, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011

54 years for woman in brother-in-law’s murder

A Capitol Heights woman convicted of murder in the death of her brother-in-law was sentenced to 54 years in prison Friday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

40 years for District man in teenage daughter’s killing

The District man who pleaded guilty to killing his teenage daughter after having a long-term sexual relationship with her was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday morning.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Murder plea for husband in stabbing of wife in front of children

A District man Tuesday pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the September stabbing of his estranged wife behind a Northeast Washington recreation center.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Jury duty for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Imagine the look on the face of the defendant who gets this prospective juror on a trial.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Md. man accused of impersonating Vince Young extradited to Texas

Texas authorities late Tuesday extradited the Fort Washington man police say impersonated backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young and took $2,500 from a woman.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011

15-year-old D.C. youth fit to stand trial, judge rules

A 15-year-old authorities say stood on the awning of his apartment building in May and opened fire on police officers is competent to stand trial, a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Probation for Marion Barry’s son in drug case

The son of D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) was sentenced to 18 months of probation Tuesday morning, two months after pleading guilty to felony drug charges.

By Keith L. Alexander and Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Guilty pleas for 2 in D.C. teen’s January killing

A District man and a Maryland teenager pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges in connection with another teen’s January killing.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Hearing for Albrecht Muth in D.C. socialite Viola Drath’s death

Viola Drath, the 91-year-old Georgetown socialite found dead in her house in August, told several people she was afraid of her husband, worried about anti-American sentiments he expressed and sought to have him deported, authorities said Friday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Keith L. Alexander, Homicide

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011

No contest plea for Albert Haynesworth in assault, staving off trial

Former Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth entered a no contest plea to one count of simple assault Monday, one day before he was scheduled to go on trial on charges of sex assault.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Attorney: Witness offered $50K to testify against Albert Haynesworth

A witness in the Albert Haynesworth sexual abuse case was offered $50,000 by the alleged victim in exchange for testimony against the former Washington Redskin, the player’s attorney alleged in a filing with D.C. Superior Court.

By Keith L. Alexander and Jason Reid  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011

‘Safe surrender’ offered for those with D.C. warrants

Individuals in the District with outstanding bench warrants will be allowed to surrender at D.C. Superior Court during three Saturdays in August, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Judge Lee Satterfield, chief of the court, announced Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Woman, brother guilty in 2009 D.C. pizza shop killing

A Capitol Heights woman and her younger brother were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the beating and stabbing death of a Northeast Washington pizza parlor owner Wednesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Robert Wone’s widow settles civil suit in husband’s killing

The wife of slain Washington attorney Robert Wone on Wednesday settled a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the three roommates who shared the Dupont Circle-area rowhouse where Wone was fatally stabbed five years ago.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011

D.C. law unconstitutional, Dan Snyder argues in City Paper lawsuit

Daniel Snyder’s defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper’s owners should not be dismissed because the new District law the newspaper argues protects it is unconstitutional, Snyder’s attorneys said in a court filing Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Guilty plea for D.C. man in daughter Ebony Franklin’s death

The Southeast Washington man accused of having a long-term incestuous relationship with his 17-year-old daughter and before stabbing her and dumping her body in a trash bin pled guilty Friday to first-degree, premeditated murder while armed.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Barry son pleads guilty to PCP, marijuana possession

D.C. Council member Marion Barry’s son pled guilty Wednesday to felony possession of PCP and marijuana before a D.C. Superior Court judge.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011

7 months for former D.C. police officer in attempted burglary case

A five-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department was sentenced to seven months in prison Monday for the attempted burglary of a Northwest apartment in March.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Insanity defense planned for man charged in daughter’s killing

The attorney for a District man accused of shooting his 13-year-old daughter to death in October plans to file for an insanity defense, he said Thursday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Prosecutors could call 10 witnesses in Haynesworth sex abuse trial

Prosecutors in the misdemeanor sexual abuse trial of Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth could call as many as 10 witnesses, attorneys said in D.C. Superior Court Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/11/2011

If Caylee Anthony had been black

Here’s a quiz: Which names do you recognize? Aja. N’Kiah. Tatianna. Brittany. Caylee.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Husband called as potential juror in assault trial overseen by wife

Tom Keary answered his jury duty summons like many District residents Wednesday, arriving at D.C. Superior Court along with dozens of others at 8 a.m.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:33 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Guilty plea for D.C. teen in National Zoo stabbing

The 16-year-old District youth arrested and charged as an adult in the Easter Monday stabbing of another teen at the National Zoo pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon in D.C. Superior Court Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:17 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Man pleads guilty to sex abuse in D.C. attack on girl

A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse in a September attack on a 17-year old girl as she was walking home from night school.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Family of Latisha Frazier to hold funeral Saturday

The family of Latisha M. Frazier, the Southeast Washington woman who was killed in August and whose body has not been found, will hold a funeral for her Saturday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Jail for woman in deadly Adams Morgan crash

A Mitchellville woman who was driving drunk in Adams Morgan when her car hit a woman who later died was sentenced to three years and four months in prison Monday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:19 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Albert Haynesworth pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charge

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse Tuesday morning.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. political protesters plead not guilty in April demonstration

Seventeen District residents and supporters arrested in two separate political protests in April pled not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of failure to obey a police officer and unlawful assembly Thursday in a hearing in D.C. Superior Court.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:34 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/04/2011

D.C. burglar who posted picture on Facebook sentenced

A 19-year-old Southeast D.C. man who posted a photograph of himself on the Facebook page of his burglary victim was sentenced to 44 months in prison, authorities said Wednesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/04/2011

D.C. Court of Appeals judge Vanessa Ruiz to retire

D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Vanessa Ruiz will retire in August, court officials announced Tuesday.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Prison for D.C. man who fatally stabbed brother

An Adams Morgan man was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of his brother during an argument in February.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011

District man sentenced to 50 years in prison for shooting death of good samaritan

A Southwest D.C. man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for the 2009 shooting death of a teenager who tried to stop a street robbery.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Southeast D.C. mother sentenced to 55 years in prison for ‘08 slaying of daughter, 7

A Southeast woman got 55 years in prison for the 2008 murder of her 7-year-old daughter, in which she stabbed her in the chest and set their house on fire.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/27/2011

D.C. judge denies request to force search missing woman’s remains

The judge overseeing the trial in the murder of Latisha M. Frazier, the Southeast District teenager who disappeared in August, denied an attorney’s request to force authorities to search a Virginia landfill for her remains.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Albert Haynesworth indicted on charge of sexual abuse

A District of Columbia grand jury on Tuesday indicted Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse in connection with an alleged assault on a waitress at a downtown hotel in February.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:50 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Redskins owner Dan Snyder refiles City Paper lawsuit

Redskins owner Dan Snyder refiled his defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday, two months after filing the complaint against the paper in New York courts.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/26/2011

District man, 20, gets 14 years in 2007 killing

A Northeast Washington man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday for the 2007 slaying of another man in Southwest D.C.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/26/2011

D.C. police officer pleads guilty to attempted burglary

A five-year veteran with the D.C. police department plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of attempted second-degree burglary.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/22/2011

22 years in 2010 D.C. slaying

A District man was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday for the 2010 slaying of a man who tried to break up a fistfight between two women.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Arrest in February D.C. shooting death

D.C. homicide detectives Thursday made an arrest in connection with the fatal February shooting of a man found in the rear of the 400 block of 23rd Place NE.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/21/2011

May hearing for man involved in fight with Redskins player

A Laurel man charged in connection with a February altercation with a Washington Redskin outside a D.C. nightclub was ordered released from electronic monitoring Wednesday by a D.C. Superior Court judge.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Mistrial in 2008 D.C. shooting case

Unable to reach a verdict, a D.C. Superior Court jury was declared deadlocked Wednesday in the case of a man charged with murder and other crimes related to a series of 2008 drive-by shootings in the District’s Trinidad and Kenilworth neighborhoods.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/06/2011

7 days for former D.C. firefighter

A former D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services firefighter was sentenced to seven days in jail Wednesday for diverting $3,610 in payments for government CPR training services to herself.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011

D.C. man guilty in 2004 killing after second trial

A District man was found guilty in the fatal 2004 shooting of a cab driver Tuesday, a year after his first conviction was overturned by an appeals court.

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/02/2011

Guandique's attorneys seek new trial

Attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man convicted in November of killing former federal intern Chandra Levy, submitted a request to a D.C. Superior Court judge for a new trial claiming "juror misconduct" and a prosecutor's "improper closing arguments." Attorneys Maria...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/01/2011

3 nominated to D.C. Court of Appeals

Three Washington attorneys were nominated Tuesday to fill the vacancy of retiring D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Inez Smith Reid. The District's Judicial Nomination Commission nominated Washington's Solicitor General Todd Sunhwae Kim; Corinne Ann Beckwith, an attorney with the appellate...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/01/2011

67 yrs. for 2008 shootings of brothers

A District man was sentenced to 67 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for the 2008 fatal shooting of another District man and the wounding of his brother.  D.C. Superior Court Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. sentenced Charles Elegalam, 23, in connection with...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/26/2011

105 yrs. for deadly 2009 rampage

A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced a Southeast Washington man to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday for a 2009 shooting spree that left one District woman dead and the shooter's uncle and cousin, as well as a family friend,...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/14/2011

13 years for 2009 fatal D.C. stabbing

D. C. Superior Court Judge Gerald Fisher sentenced a District man to 13 years in prison Friday for a 2009 fatal stabbing during a fistfight. In October, a jury found Adrian Lee, 35, guilty of voluntary manslaughter and carrying a...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Probation for man after guns found on Mall

An Arizona man was sentenced to one year of probation after police discovered firearms and ammunition in the trailer he parked on the National Mall on Nov. 3. In December, James M. Patock, 66, pled guilty to one count each of attempted carrying a pistol...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/30/2010

D.C. court to open late after fire

A small fire erupted on the sixth floor of the D.C. Superior Court building around 6:30 this morning. As a result, the court building will not open until 10 a.m., says court spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz....

By Keith L. Alexander  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Indictment for woman after deadly crash

A D.C. Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Mitchellville woman. charging her with involuntary manslaughter after a September drunk driving accident in Adams Morgan that killed one woman and left another severly injured, the District's U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday. The grand...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/13/2010

21 years for fatal '08 D.C. shooting

A District man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for a 2008 fatal shooting during an argument over a double-parked car. In September, a D.C. Superior Court jury convicted Ronald B. Wynn, 37, of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daniel Clark,...

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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Judge rejects petitions in Wone trial

D.C. Superior Court Judge Brook Hedge rejected three requests Wednesday by the attorneys for the three D.C. roommates in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Robert E. Wone, the Washington lawyer who was staying the night at the three men's home the evening he was stabbed to death four years ago.

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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/06/2010

D.C. lawyers nominated for judgeships

The District's Judicial Nomination Commission has submitted the names of nine Washington attorneys to President Obama ahead of his selection of three nominees to fill three upcoming judicial vacancies on D.C. Superior Court....

By Keith L. Alexander  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/30/2010

D.C. man guilty of deadly baby beating

A D.C. Superior Court jury found Jonathan M. Austin guilty of first-degree felony murder and first-degree child cruelty Monday in the 2008 beating death of a 21-month-old. Prosecutors said Austin, 35, was babysitting Ronjai Butler and Butler's 3½-year-old sister on...

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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Pot charges dropped in Arenstein case

A judge dismissed drug possession charges today against CBS Radio News correspodent Howard l. Arenstein, 60 and his wife, Israeli newspaper journalist Orly (Azoulay) Katz, 57....

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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 11/11/2010

No Levy proceedings; live chat at 11 a.m.

D.C. Superior Court is closed Thursday due to the Veteran's Day holiday, so there will be no proceedings in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Washington Post...

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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Levy death trial to resume

The Chandra Levy murder trial continues Wednesday after a three-day hiatus. Prosecutors are expected to call a second cellmate of Ingmar Guandique to the stand as a witness in their murder case against Guandique, who is charged with killing Levy...

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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Protest in DC9 Case

Update, 12:45 p.m.: The protesters have left the Wilson Building and Pennsylvania Avenue is reopened. Update, 12:30 p.m.: Post reporter Tim Craig reports from the Wilson Building: More than 200 people marched to the John A. Wilson Building demanding to...

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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Levy death trial break until Wednesday

There will be no proceedings in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy in 2001, until Wednesday. Judge Gerald I. Fisher will hold proceedings on other cases Friday, and the court is scheduled to hold...

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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Guandique cellmates expected on stand

Jurors in the Chandra Levy murder trial are expected to hear from former cellmates of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing the D.C. intern in 2001. The men have told authorities Guandique admitted to them that he strangled, raped...

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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Levy murder suspect penpal back to testify

Prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial are expected to start their re-direct Wednesday morning of Maria T. Mendez, the Miami woman who was a penpal of Ingmar Guandique, the man prosecutors say killed Levy on May 1, 2001.

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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Week's last day of Levy trial testimony

Prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial expect to call additional witnesses Thursday they hope will testify to seeing scratches on Ingmar Guandique's body around the time Levy disappeared on May 1, 2001. On Wednesday, both prosecutors and defense attorneys...

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Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Prosecution moving quickly in Levy killing trial

Prosecutors are expected to call additonal District police detectives, FBI agents and other law enforcement officials to the witness stand today in the third day of testimony in the trial fo the man accused of murdering Chandra Levy. On Tuesday,...

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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Second attacked jogger expected to testify in Levy death trial

In the second day of testimony in the Chandra Levy murder trial Tuesday, prosecutors are expected to call the second female jogger that Ingmar Guandique admitted to attacking in Rock Creek Park around the same time Levy disappeared. Christy Wiegand...

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Posted at 01:31 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Police errors expected to figure prominently in Levy trial

Cold cases are often the most difficult for prosecutors to win. The nine-year-old case of who killed Chandra Levy provides an even more daunting challenge because of errors made by police early in the investigation, observers and lawyers on both...

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Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Jury selection nears finish in Levy slaying

The judge and attorneys in the Chandra Levy murder trial narrowed the field of potential jurors to 41 Thursday, and they expected to complete the job Friday of picking 16 people to hear the case. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald...

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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Jury selection continues in Levy case

Attorneys in the Chandra Levy case spent Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court reviewing the 11-page questionnaires that had been handed to prospective jurors in preparation for the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Levy. Prosecutors and Guandique’s...

By Washington Post editors  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Jury selection begins in Levy case

Jury selection in the Chandra Levy trial has begun. D.C. Superior Court officials are calling in 56 potential jurors at a time. Each of them is required to fill out an 11-page questionnaire that has 55 questions....

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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/17/2010

Levy's family prepares for trial, not closure

The Levys had just finished a family vacation to Hershey, Pa. Robert Levy drove the rental car to Metro Center in the District, kissed his daughter, Chandra, on the head, said goodbye and headed to the airport with his wife....

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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Arenstein appears on pot charge

Veteran CBS Radio News correspondent Howard L. Arenstein, 60, and his wife, Israeli newspaper journalist Orly (Azoulay) Katz, 57, made a brief appearance in D.C. Superior Court Friday in connection with their Oct. 1 arrest for possession with intent to...

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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Help sought locating missing man

Prince George’s County police are searching for a Fort Washington man who has been missing since Sept. 30. Police are looking for Vincent A. Walker, 52, who was last seen driving a silver Mitsubishi Montero with Virginia tags JY42348....

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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Not guilty plea in Adams Morgan case

The woman charged with driving drunk and slamming her car into two pedestrians in Adams Morgan earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court. Prosecutors originally charged Chamica M. Adams, 23, of Mitchellville, with...

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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Cousins get 170 years in slayings

A D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced two District cousins Friday to more than 170 years all told on charges of murder, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

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Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Murder charge filed in fatal arson

Federal prosecutors charged a Phoenix-based truck driver with first-degree felony murder in connection with setting fire to the Good Guys Club in 2007 after the manager of the strip club died from his injuries in May.

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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Wone roommates won't testify in trial

The three roommates named as defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Robert E. Wone already have invoked their legal rights not to testify and avoid self-incrimination, lawyers told a D.C. Superior Court judge Thursday. Patrick...

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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Wife gets 8 years in slaying of husband

The co-owner of a popular Southeast Washington tattoo shop was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday for last year's fatal shooting of her husband. In preparing for the sentencing hearing, a court-appointed psychiatrist wrote that Kristin R. Kozak...

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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Va. school volunteer turns self in

A Fairfax County elementary school volunteer was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery after an investigation found that two 7-year-old students had been allegedly inappropriately touched at Groveton Elementary School where he volunteered, according to police. The alleged...

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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/09/2010

62 years for 2009 D.C. murder

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a District man to 62 years in prison for the 2009 fatal shooting of one victim and maiming of another. In June, a jury found Troy Renard Thomas, 20, guilty in the...

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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Man dies in D.C. apartment fire

A Northeast Washington man who barricaded himself in his apartment and set it in on fire Tuesday has died, authorities said Wednesday morning. Police called to the 300 block of 56th St. NE around 10 p.m. Tuesday evening discovered smoke...

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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Sexual assault in Franconia: Police

Fairfax County detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a woman who was standing at a bus stop at La Vista Drive and Franconia Road around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. While she waited for a bus, the 23-year-old woman...

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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/02/2010

No exceptions on jury duty in D.C.

Even the wife of the nation's top law enforcer has to report to jury duty. Seen in the halls of D. C. Superior Court earlier today was Sharon Malone, the wife of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Malone,...

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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/02/2010

2 guilty in killing of witness

A D.C. Superior Court jury found two District men guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the slaying of a man who was scheduled to be called as a witness in a criminal fraud trial. After a nine-day trial, the...

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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Fake bus driver pleads guilty

The Southeast Washington man charged in July with stealing a Metro bus and picking up passengers before crashing the vehicle pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday to one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle. William Jackson, 19, faces up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 8 by Judge Frederick H. Weisberg.

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Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Three veteran D.C. judges to retire

Three veteran D.C. Superior Court judges have announced their retirement, setting off a race among District lawyers and magistrate judges hoping to fill the slots. The Judicial Nomination Commission Tuesday announced the December retirements of Judges Brook Hedge, Kaye K....

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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Wone memories linger to new case

It seems the legacy of the Robert Wone conspiracy trial continues to linger over the D.C. Superior courthouse. The judge who oversaw the trial of three roommates accused of doctoring the crime scene and covering up for Wone’s killer is starting up another high-profile trial.

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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/27/2010

8 years for man who shot Pepco worker

A D.C. Superior Court judge Friday sentenced a Northwest man to eight years in prison for the 2009 shooting of a Pepco worker as the employee was working near Rhode Island and First Streets NW. Judge Ronna L. Beck’s sentencing...

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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Men held after chilling video shown

Prosecutors played a chilling video in court Friday showing two men robbing a check-cashing store on Benning Road and fatally shooting the son of the store owner after a scuffle. The video, and accompanying narration by a city police detective, prompted a D. C. Superior Court judge to order the two District men charged in the killing held without bond until trial.

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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Wone trial date set

A D.C. Superior Court judge has set a June 13 trial date for the wrongful death suit filed by the family of slain Washington attorney Robert E. Wone, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court late Monday. Judge Brook...

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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Wone lawyers spar over phone records

Lawyers for the three defendants in the Robert E. Wone wrongful death suit are objecting to a request by Wone’s widow to see the trio’s phone and email records, according to court papers filed this week.

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Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Man gets 20 years for stabbing

An Alexandria man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to the 2009 fatal stabbing of a District man during an argument over the paternity of infant twins. Patrick Wilson, 25, pleaded guilty in D. C. Superior Court to one count of murder in May in the fatal stabbing of George Wakefield, 29.

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Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/09/2010

27 years for gang member in pimp's death

A U.S. District Judge in Alexandria Friday sentenced a member of the MS-13 gang to 27 years in prison in connection with the 2009 slaying and robbery of a Northern Virginia pimp. In April, Eris Ramon Arguera, 21, of Alexandria,...

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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/09/2010

Va. man dead in Silver Spring shooting

Montgomery County authorities are investigating the shooting death of an Alexandria man Thursday evening in Silver Spring. Police say Joseph Love Kennedy Jr., 20, was fatally shot around 7:40 in the 2300 block of Darrow St. He was found with...

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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Conviction overturned in D.C. killing

A District man’s conviction for murder in the 2004 death of a cab driver was overturned Thursday. The D.C. Court of Appeals overturned Eric R. Gardner’s first-degree murder conviction in the fatal shooting of of Andrew B. Kamara, 50, saying...

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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Man stabs brother in Md.: Police

A Millersville, Md., man was arrested and charged with first and second-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of his brother Monday evening after an argument at their home home. Jermaine Carter, 23, of the 200 block of Nathan Way, was...

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Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/02/2010

D.C. shooting suspect ordered held

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered a Southwest Washington man held in the D.C. jail in the shooting deaths of a Northeast Washington vendor and his son. Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Christian Taylor, 25, held until his preliminary hearing...

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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/01/2010

SW man held in slayings in NE store

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered a Southwest Washington man held in the D.C. jail in the shooting deaths of a Northeast Washington vendor and his son. Magistrate Judge Karen Howze ordered Christian Taylor, 25, held until his preliminary hearing Aug. 3 in the killings of Ming-Kun Chih, 59, and his son Li-Jen Chih, 32, during a botched June 23 robbery of the men’s store, Lida Wholesale, in the 1200 block of Fifth Street NE.

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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/29/2010

Judge rules not guilty in Wone case

The judge overseeing the Robert Wone conspiracy trial is scheduled to announce her verdict on Tuesday, deciding the fate of the three men prosecutors said covered up Wone's 2006 slaying at their home in Northwest Washington.

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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Defense rests in Robert Wone trial

The defense attorneys in the Robert Wone conspiracy trial rested their case Wednesday. Defense attorneys took five days and called seven witnesses to defend the three housemates charged with covering up the August 2006 fatal stabbing of Wone after he...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:28 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/21/2010

Jail for D.C. man in murder without body

A Southeast Washington man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the 1999 murder of his girlfriend, although the victim’s body has never been found. D.C. Superior Court judge Judge Michael L. Rankin on Friday sentenced...

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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 05/14/2010

Woman charged with using bleach in D.C. courthouse attack

A Northwest woman threw bleach in the face of an ex-boyfriend outside a courtroom at D.C. Superior Court, police said. Diane J. Payne, 52, was charged with three counts including assault, threats and possessing a weapon after she was arrested...

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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 05/12/2010

Defense in Wone case passes on a jury trial

UPDATE: The team defending the three men charged with conspiracy in the fatal stabbing of Robert Wone waived their right to a jury trial on Wednesday and requested that their case be heard by a judge. ORIGINAL POST: Defense attorneys...

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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 05/12/2010

Arguments over ride, slashed tires led to intern's death, court papers say

D.C. Council intern Alonte Sutton was fatally shot by a man who slashed his tires after Sutton had said he could not give him or his girlfriend a ride in his car, according to documents filed in D.C. Superior Court...

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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/29/2010

Guilty plea in mass DC shooting

One of the five men arrested in connection with a series of fatal shootings last month that left five people dead --including a mass drive-by shooting -- pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of second-degree murder while armed and is...

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Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 04/09/2010

Howard police car involved in accident outside police station

Here's a fender bender the likes of which you don't hear about every day: One that involves a police car outside a police station. Howard County authorities are still investigating the cause of Wednesday’s accident in Ellicott City. A police...

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Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 03/26/2010

Former gossip columnist Karen Feld's nurse cleared

A D.C. Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that a Virginia nurse who cared for former Washington area gossip columnist and journalist Karen Feld during Feld's recovery from brain surgery in 2008 did not misrepresent herself and was not guilty of...

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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/24/2010

Closing arguments in rare D.C. murder case in which no body was found

Closing arguments are set to begin Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of killing Yolanda Baker, the District woman who was missing for nearly 11 years before authorities legally declared her dead in 2009. It is only the...

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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/23/2010

Prosecutors: Arenas should spend three months in jail

Prosecutors recommended on Tuesday that Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas spend three months in jail for bringing guns into the Verizon Center locker room. Prosecutors also proposed that Arenas serve three years probation and perform 300 hours of community service....

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Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Man gets 26 years in burglaries, assaults

An Arlington man who was dubbed the "Georgetown Cuddler" was sentenced Friday to more than 26 years in prison for burglary and assaults on five male Georgetown University students. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gregory E. Jackson sentenced Todd M. Thomas,...

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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Men ask for separate trials in Wone killing

The three men charged with conspiracy in the 2006 slaying of Washington attorney Robert Wone have petitioned a D.C. Superior Court judge for separate trials. In a filing Friday, the men, Joseph Price, Dylan M. Ward and Victory J....

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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/17/2010

Attorneys in Chandra Levy case ask to move trial out of D.C.

Attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with the kidnapping and slaying of former federal intern Chandra Levy, have asked a D. C. Superior Court judge to move the trial out of the District because potential jurors already know too...

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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/14/2010

Reginald Jones, D.C. officer charged with murder, gets new lawyer

Reginald Jones, the D.C. police officer charged with participating in the Dec. 1 fatal robbery of a Southeast Washington drug dealer, replaced his court-appointed attorney and hired new representation. Police charged Jones, a six-year veteran of the police department, with...

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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Drug case dropped days after police detain defense attorney

UPDATE, Jan. 12: A D.C police spokeswoman declined to comment on this item. District prosecutors abruptly dropped a drug possession charge against a Southeast Washington man Monday, just two days after the man and his attorney were detained while the...

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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/08/2010

Arrest made in New Year's Eve killing

D.C. police arrested Randolph Thomas Jr. in connection with the New Year's Eve shooting death of Chardale Bowe, 42, of no fixed address. Bowe's body was found in the 4800 block of North Capitol Street NE around 11:25 p.m. on...

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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 01/07/2010

Dead man's body found in Rock Creek Park

D. C. police were called to Rock Creek Park near the Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue around 7:20 a.m. after Pepco crews working on an electrical fire discovered a dead man's body near the creek. Officials were unable to offer much...

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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/14/2009

New judge to hear obstruction of justice trial in Wone case

D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz will oversee the trial involving three former Dupont Circle roommates who were charged with obstruction of justice in the 2006 slaying of attorney Robert Wone, according to a ruling by Chief Judge Lee F....

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