Crime Scene: Updates


Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Police ID 6-year-old who accidentally shot himself

Prince George’s County police on Wednesday identified the six-year-old who accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun he found in his Clinton home as Amari Markel-Purrel Perkins.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Murder indictment for man in Md. woman’s killing

Stephen McDaniel has been in jail since July 1.

By the Associated Press  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Updates

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Teen shot on Halloween in Georgetown has died

The17-year-old boy, Tyronn Vincent Garner of Southeast, was one of six people injured in the outbreak of violence in the District on Oct. 31.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Police identify Saturday stabbing victim as D.C. teen

Police on Monday identified the teenager killed Saturday night in Northwest D.C. as Jamar Michael Freeman, 17, of Southeast.

By Paul Duggan  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Arrest in Tuesday Southern Ave. killing

District police on Wednesday arrested Karl Nathaniel Pugh, 30, in the shooting death Tuesday afternoon of Quentin Joavor Ragland, 27.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Homicide, The District, The District, Updates

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Two Pr. George’s police officers charged in beating during 2010 College Park riot

The officers were indicted Tuesday on assault charges in connection with the March 2010 beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student, authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Man’s $200M suit against Staunton dismissed

A judge has dismissed a $200 million lawsuit filed against Staunton by a man wrongfully accused in the 1967 slayings of two women at an ice cream parlor.

By the Associated Press  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Virginia

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)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011

D.C. police investigate attacks on transgenders

District police are investigating possible links between two recent attacks, one which was fatal, against transgender persons in Northeast, police said Tuesday. 

By June Q. Wu  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Federal judge tosses suit aimed at blocking stem cell research funding

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit that sought to block the funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Dozens support Va. mother charged in toddler’s hot-van death

Dozens of men and wearing matching white t-shirts came to Prince William County General District Court Friday to support a mother charged with murder after her toddler son died in June when he was left in the family’s minivan for several hours.

By June Q. Wu  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. William, Updates

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Fundraiser for staff after Tune Inn bar fire

Friends of a popular Capitol Hill bar damaged by fire are coming together for a fundraiser to benefit the bar’s staff, who are out of work while the bar is repaired.

By the Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District, Updates

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011

D.C. inspector clears Sheen escort, but recommends better cooperation

By The Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, The District, Updates

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Three Va. men arrested in Northeast homicide

Three Virginia men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 61-year-old man in Northeast D.C., police said Friday.

By June Q. Wu  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Homicide, The District

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Hotel roof plunge was likely suicide, sources say

A woman who plunged to her death from the 10th floor of a downtown Washington hotel Wednesday night apparently committed suicide, authorities said.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Updates

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Arrest in connection with Saturday D.C. shooting

A Buffalo, N.Y., man has been arrested in connection with the deadly attack, which took place after the Caribbean Festival parade, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Sources: Marine reservist linked to area shootings

The Marine Reservist and Fairfax County resident whose overnight presence at Arlington National Cemetery sparked an aggressive police response Friday may also be connected to the series of shootings at area military sites late last year, law enforcement sources said.

By Washington Post Staff  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Arlington, Fairfax, Pr. William

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Youth escapee found in D.C., authorities say

Authorities have found an 18-year-old who escaped from custody at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Sunday.

By Allison Klein  |  10:58 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Updates

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)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Kentucky woman who claimed she had message from God caused bomb scare at Reagan National

By The Associated Press  |  11:20 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Arlington

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Man killed in D.C. police shooting identified

Police identified the man fatally shot by a District police officer following a standoff Tuesday as 55-year-old D.C. resident Jean E. Louis.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, The District

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Man arrested in Arlington killing extradited from Md.

One of the men arrested in the Carl Diener homicide case has been extradited to Virginia.

By Allison Klein  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Arlington police make arrests in Diener killing

Arlington County police have made two arrests in the killing of Carl Diener, who was stabbed in 2009 as he walked to his job at a Clarendon gym.

By Allison Klein  |  02:43 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Arlington, Updates

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Life in prison for Md. man in wife’s killing

A Lexington Park man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering his wife in 2009, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, St. Mary's, Updates

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Victim identified in Centreville fatal stabbing

Mihwa Kim, 49, was fatally stabbed during a domestic dispute Monday that left two others injured, police say.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax, Updates

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Md. girl, 12, was stabbed to death

The 12-year-old honor roll student killed inside her Gaithersburg townhouse last week was stabbed to death and her body was found in the basement, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.

By Dan Morse  |  05:06 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Montgomery, Updates

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Fund, memorial service for slain D.C. middle schooler

A memorial fund has been set up for 15-year-old Isaiah Harris, the middle school student who was shot and killed on Memorial Day.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Updates

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/06/2011

D.C. officer charged in death of woman, baby, held without bond

The officer was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old woman and her daughter.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/02/2011

One of teacher Kevin Ricks’s abuse victims describes methods, effects of sexual abuse from 1980s private school in Georgia

Robert Burzee was 15 years old when he met Kevin Ricks at an exclusive Atlanta-area private boarding school. A teenager who had just left his home in Florida for the first time, Burzee was looking for guidance, support, and a role model. Burzee, 41, is the latest victim in Ricks’s 30-year trail of abuse to come forward publicly. He has lived – and suffered — with his secret for more than two decades.

By Josh White  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Josh White, Updates, Around the Nation

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)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Retrial for Larry Deffenbaugh, accused of faking own death

A Maryland man accused of faking his own death faces a retrial.

By The Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia, Updates

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)
Categories:  The District, From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, Updates

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)
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, Updates, From the Courthouse, The District

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Arlington dog walker hit by truck dies

A 28-year-old woman who was hit by a truck while walking her dog earlier this month died on Wednesday, Arlington County police said.

By Allison Klein  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Updates

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Man killed in Md. fire was retired Howard professor

Montgomery County fire deparment officials on Monday identified the vitim of a Sunday house fire in Potomac as Sung Y. Kwack, 74.

By Dan Morse  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, Fires & Fire Safety, Montgomery, Updates

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Staffing increase at center where youth escaped

Overnight officer staffing will be increased at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center after an 18-year-old beat a guard and escaped from a D.C. youth detention facility, authorities said Wednesday.

By Allison Klein and Nikita Stewart  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Juvenile Justice, Updates

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Huguely indicted on first-degree murder charge in Va.

Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V, 23, was indicted Monday by a grand jury on six charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of his former girlfriend.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Virginia, Schools, Updates | Tags:  courthouse, mary pat flaherty, virginia

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Stabbing outside homicide victim’s funeral in D.C.

A man in a wheelchair was seriously wounded Thursday in a stabbing outside a Southeast Washington church shortly after the funeral of a homicide victim, police said.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Paul Duggan, Updates

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)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Keith L. Alexander, The District, Updates

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011

John Hinckley Jr. visit request opposed by government

Government lawyers are opposing a request by would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. for more unsupervised visits to his mother’s Virginia home.

By The Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime History, The District, Updates

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Plea deal for former Pr. George’s officer

A former Prince George’s County police officer accused of participating in a scheme to distribute black-market alcohol and cigarettes has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to a Tuesday court filing.

By Maria Glod  |  07:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/05/2011

3 arrested in $300,000 Md. jewelry heist

The men allegedly displayed a gun and made off with high-end watches at a Columbia jewelry store.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, Updates

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Jury recommends two life sentences in Va. killings

An Alexandria jury on Friday recommended the maximum sentence of a life term for each of two first-degree murder convictions for a man who slit the throats of his 3-year-old daughter and her mother at an Alexandria apartment in April.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Updates

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Assault charges for man after alleged Md. attack

A Silver Spring man faces assault charges and is being held for a mental evaluation after allegedly threatening a Montgomery County police officer with a broken bottle Saturday. The officer fired three shots and remains is on routine paid administrative leave after the incident, Montgomery County Police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty, Montgomery, Updates

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Arrests in U-Md. student’s killing

Police have made two arrests in the January slaying of a University of Maryland student in his off-campus home, a law enforcement source said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Va. man seeks exoneration after 27 years in prison

Attorneys for a man who was freed after spending 27 years in prison for crimes he may not have committed will ask a Virginia court to exonerate him.

By The Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Updates

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/29/2011

May plea hearing for Leslie Johnson

Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson, who is accused of concealing evidence in a sweeping corruption probe, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Maryland on May 4 for a plea hearing, according to a Tuesday court filing.

By Maria Glod  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Olney killings suspect held without bond

The man charged with the murder of two men in Olney was ordered held without bond Thursday afternoon.

By Dan Morse  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dan Morse, From the Courthouse, Montgomery, Updates, Homicide

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Police investigate Suitland double shooting

Prince George’s County police are investigating a double shooting in Suitland early Thursday that left one person dead, and detectives are trying to determine whether another shooting victim located nearby at about the same time was part of the same altercation.

By Debbi Wilgoren and Allison Klein  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 03/24/2011

No foul play found in search for Va. woman: Police

Authorities have conducted numerous searches and dozens of interviews in their investigation into the disappearance of a 21-year-old pregnant Ashburn woman, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, but they say they have yet to find signs of foul play.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, Loudoun, Updates

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Police announce arrest in Olney killings

Police in Montgomery County say they have arrested the man responsible for two recent homicides in Olney.

By Dan Morse and Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:01 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Montgomery, Homicide

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Not guilty plea for ‘East Coast’ rape suspect

A man suspected in a series of rapes along the East Coast has pleaded not guilty in a Connecticut case.

By The Associated Press  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Pr. William, Pr. George's, Updates, Sex Crimes

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Guilty plea for Md. man in 6-year-old’s rape

A 24-year-old who pleaded guilty last week to federal child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to raping a 6-year-old girl.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:42 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Howard, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Court date for D.C. officer charged in sting

D.C. police officer charged in an internal sting with trying to receive stolen property is due in court.

By The Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Updates

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Yoga shop victim’s parents back justice system

The parents of a 30-year-old woman killed at a Bethesda yoga clothing shop say the main message they have for the woman charged in their daughter’s death is that they will let the justice system prevail.

By The Associated Press  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery, Updates

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/21/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect due in court

A man suspected in a series of rapes along the East Coast is due back in a Connecticut court for his arraignment.

By The Associated Press  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Updates, Pr. William

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/21/2011

After nearly 30 years, Va. inmate expected to be released

A Virginia inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn’t commit is expected to be released on parole this week.

By The Associated Press  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Updates

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Va. man who claims innocence paroled

A Virginia man who has spent 27 years in prison for rapes and other attacks he says he did not commit has been ordered released from the Greensville Correctional Center while a court considers his innocence claim, the office of Virginia Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell (R) said Friday.

By Maria Glod  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Maria Glod, Updates

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/18/2011

2 years for woman in deadly crash that injured soccer star

A 23-year-old Clarksville woman accused of killing her friend and severely injuring D.C. United soccer player Charlie Davies in a drunk driving accident was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge in Alexandria.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington, Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Appeals could delay, alter big Md. civil award

Though a Prince George’s civil jury on Wednesday awarded a little more than $11.5 million for the wrongful death of a man fatally shot by a county police officer, the relatives of the victim and their attorneys may not see any large checks from the county any time soon.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ruben Castaneda, From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Third man charged in deadly Sterling robbery: Police

A third man has been been charged in what police have called a botched home invasion robbery on East Kennedy Road in Sterling.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, Updates, Loudoun

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Sentencing scheduled in Georgetown drug case

Two college students arrested at Georgetown University for creating a drug lab in a dorm room are scheduled to be sentenced.

By The Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, The District, Schools

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect indicted in Loudoun

A grand jury in a Virginia county has indicted the man police believe is the East Coast Rapist and is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997.

By the Associated Press  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Updates

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Missing man found in car trunk

A man who had been missing was discovered by his mother in the trunk of a car in an Oxon Hill impound lot, Prince George’s police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Former teacher Ricks admits to new charges

Kevin Ricks, a former Manassas high school teacher who last year was convicted in state court of molesting a teenaged boy, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to six counts of producing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography....

By Josh White and Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, Josh White, Pr. William, Schools, Updates

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Rastafarian inmates moved in Va.

Rastafarian and other inmates who refuse to cut their hair have been moved to a maximum security prison as corrections officials continue to try to get them to comply with the state's grooming policy. In November the Department of Corrections...

By Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prison Beat, Updates, Virginia

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Traffic stop questions for shooting case officer

A police video of the incident

By Ruben Castaneda  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Ruben Castaneda, Updates | Tags:  Prince George's County police brutality, police misconduct

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2011

D.C. man charged in 2010 murder

A District man was charged with killing a Maryland man who was found last year shot in a car. Aaron Benton, 18, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Charles Logan, who was found fatally...

By Allison Klein  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, Pr. George's, The District, Updates

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Accused Md. killer ruled incompetent

A man accused of killing a driver sitting at a traffic signal last summer has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. The ruling Monday by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Philip Caroom means that 26-year-old James William King Jr. will be...

By The Capital of Annapolis  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Homicide, Updates

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

A woman was killed early Tuesday in a car crash with a Department of Public Works truck that had stopped so workers could do maintenance work in the 3rd Street Tunnel, D.C. police said. The crash occurred within a few...

By Allison Klein and Martin Weil  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Martin Weil, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Son testifies in father's shooting

The trial is expected to last at least another week.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Pr. George's, Ruben Castaneda, Updates | Tags:  Prince George's County police brutality, police misconduct

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 03/01/2011

August double murder trial for Va. man

An August trial is set for a Virginia man charged with killing a West Virginia woman and her 3-year-old son. Media outlets report that 34-year-old Antonio Prophet of Lorton, Va., pleaded not guilty Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court....

By Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Fairfax, From the Courthouse, Updates

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Embassy attacker may be deported

A man who injured three people in a 2009 knife attack at the Embassy of Togo in Washington was sentenced Monday to time served and will likely be deported. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Kokou Bocco pleaded guilty in...

By Associated Press  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, The District, Updates

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Officer hurt after deadly hit-and-run

A man who was walking his broken scooter across the Key Bridge late Sunday night was fatally hit by an SUV that sped from the scene, D.C. police said. A police officer who responded to the crash was also struck...

By Allison Klein  |  10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Death penalty not struck down in Md.

A judge has denied eight motions seeking to avoid the death penalty as a sentencing option by lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl. Judge J. Frederick Price in Cecil County Circuit Court denied the...

By WBOC-TV  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 01/27/2011

'Granddad Bandit' guilty plea expected

The federal prosecutor's office in Richmond says the suspect known as the Granddad Bandit will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts Feb. 10. Elizabeth Wilson of the federal public defender's office confirmed Wednesday that 53-year-old Michael Francis Mara will...

By The Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Hearing for Berwyn Heights mayor

Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo says Prince George's County is still relying too heavily on SWAT teams. Calvo says he will speak to the media about the issue after a hearing Monday in his ongoing lawsuit against the county over...

By The Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Memorial for Va. shooting victims

On the one-year anniversary of their deaths, three victims of a shooting spree that left eight dead are being remembered by students and staff at Appomattox County High School. Three of the dead in the Jan. 19, 2010, killings were...

By The News & Advance  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 01/19/2011

FBI links three fiery packages

The FBI says initial forensic tests have linked the three fiery packages sent to federal and Maryland government officials. Richard McFeely, special agent in charge of the Baltimore field office, said Tuesday that while investigators believed they were linked before,...

By The Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Baker, Magaw to speak on homicides

Prince George's County officials will discuss the progress of their response to a string of 13 homicides in the first 11 days of the year. County Executive Rushern Baker will be joined by acting Police Chief Mark Magaw, Sheriff Melvin...

By The Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/10/2011

New trial date for 'Granddad Bandit'

A new trial date is expected to be set for the so-called Granddad Bandit, who is accused of robbing 25 banks in 13 states. Fifty-three-year-old Michael Francis Mara was scheduled to face trial Thursday for two bank robberies in Virginia....

By Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Man shot dead in Seat Pleasant

Database: Prince George's homicides in 2010 A man has been found shot dead in Seat Pleasant, Prince George's County police said Thursday morning. The man's killing is the county's seventh this year. A weapon has been recovered, police said, and...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Inmate tried poisoning Abuelazam: Official

The Genesee County prosecutor's office says a jail inmate has been charged with trying to poison serial killing suspect Elias Abuelazam. Prosecutor David Leyton tells the Flint Journal an inmate tried to put an oven cleaner in Abuelazam's food....

By The Associated Press  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Man ordered held in son's death

A Baltimore man Tuesday was ordered held in D.C. jail on first-degree murder charges related to the 2009 beating death of his seven-week old son. Magistrate Judge Kimberley S. Knowles ordered Hiawatha A. Henry, 18, held in jail until his...

By Keith L. Alexander  |  05:21 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Hearing in Appomattox shootings case

The question of whether a man accused of killing eight people in Appomattox is mentally competent to stand trial is coming before a judge. A hearing is set for Friday afternoon in the case of 41-year-old Christopher Speight, who is...

By The Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 12/16/2010

Va. abduction suspect back in state

A man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl and taking her to California has returned to Virginia to face charges. Media outlets report that 32-year-old Jeffrey Easley arrived in Roanoke with two Roanoke County detectives Wednesday night....

By The Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Missing girl, 12 returns home to Va.

A missing 12-year-old Virginia girl who was found unharmed in San Francisco has come home. Roanoke County police say Brittany Mae Smith flew home with two detectives Monday night. Her father, Benjamin Smith, told local media outlets at a news...

By The Associated Press  |  07:31 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Brittany Smith, missing Va. girl, found

Updated, 9:55 p.m. A 12-year-old girl who had been missing for a week was found unharmed Friday after she and the man accused in her abduction were recognized in a store in San Francisco, police said. Brittany Mae Smith has...

By Associated Press  |  07:20 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/09/2010

Plea deal, possible trial in Betts case

Artura Williams, a relatively minor player in the Brian Betts murder case, pleaded guilty to two stolen credit card-related offenses this week. Meanwhile, a lawyer for the final defendant, Deontra Gray, said Thursday that he hasn't pleaded to anything, raising...

By Dan Morse  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Va. abduction suspect bought tent, supplies

A man who disappeared with his slain girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter bought a tent and other camping supplies before vanishing, a police chief in Virginia said Wednesday. Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder said at a news conference that authorities have...

By The Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Setback for prosecutors in 1964 Va. killing

Prosecutors in Virginia have been ordered to provide lawyers for a man charged with killing his wife in 1964 information about another man she was having an affair with at the time of her death. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Hopewell...

By theRichmond Times-Dispatch  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 12/07/2010

20 yrs. for man who took Md. girl, 11

A Texas trucker who took an 11-year-old Prince George's County girl from her home and had sex with her was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, federal authorities said. Elmer Zelaya-Robles, 41, of Grand Prairie, Tex., a friend of...

By Maria Glod  |  07:39 AM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 11/30/2010

D.C. man in AU prof. case extradited

Montgomery County Police say a man investigated for his possible role in the slaying of an American University professor at her Bethesda home has been extradited to Maryland. Eighteen-year-old Deandrew Hamlin was returned to Maryland from Washington Monday evening....

By The Associated Press  |  07:44 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/23/2010

New murder attempt charge for Abuelazam

Authorities in Michigan have added a new charge of attempted murder against a man accused in a serial stabbing spree. Elias Abuelazam now is charged with three murders and six attempted murders in Genesee County, Mich., as well as an...

By the Associated Press  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Levy death trial off until Monday

The jury in the trial of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy concluded its third day of deliberations late Friday afternoon. The panel sent its first substantive question this afternoon, asking the judge to provide a definition of assault...

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Woman set on fire in Md. dies

A Laurel woman who was found in the woods with severe burns in late October died from her injuries, Howard County police said Friday. Pamela Myers, 37, of no fixed address, had been in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Jail for woman in bridal veil assault

A Hagerstown woman who assaulted a neighbor in his home while wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil is going to prison. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Melissa Wagaman Thursday to five years in prison....

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Man charged with impersonating cop indicted

A Baltimore man accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a teenage boy has been indicted on several charges. The city state's attorney's office announced Thursday that 47-year-old Mark Citro was indicted by a grand jury on...

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Man charged with turkey-in-pants denies it

It's not often that we update these out-of-town "offbeat" items, but given the subject, why not? The New York man charged with stuffing a turkey down his pants not long ago said he wasn't doing what he was accused of;...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Jury in Levy death trial leaves for day

The jury weighing the fate of the man charged with killing Chandra Levy concluded its first day of deliberations shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The jury of nine women and three men is to resume deliberations at about 9:30 a.m....

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  05:03 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Jury gets case in Chandra Levy's death

Jury deliberations in the case of Chandra Levy's death will begin Wednesday morning. D.C. Superior Court Judge Gerald I. Fisher handed the case to the jury Tuesday afternoon. Ingmar Guandique has been charged with killing Levy in May 2001. More...

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  05:03 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Condit acted guilty, Sonenberg says

The defense in the trial of Ingmar Guandique wrapped up its closing arguments Tuesday afternoon with an attack on Gary Condit, the man who was once the government's prime suspect in the 2001 death of Chandra Levy. "He did things...

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 11/16/2010

More arrests in Friday Sterling attack

Four men have been charged in connection to a Nov. 12 assault and stabbing in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, both of Sterling, were charged Tuesday in the assault...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:52 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Levy's death 'ghastly': U.S. Attorney

Update, 2:15 p.m.: The lead defense attorney for the man charged with killing Chandra Levy told the jury Tuesday that the same sort of tunnel vision that led police to focus on Gary Condit has led them to focus on...

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates, Updates

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Photo of baby found near church released

Police have released a photo of the baby found outside the Saint Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church on Sunday. The baby was found in a hot pink bag, a photo of which was also released Monday by the Fairfax County...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 11/11/2010

5 years in Md. student killing

A former Frostburg State University student was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for fatally shooting a school basketball player and wounding another who had come to his off-campus apartment looking for a fist fight in a dispute instigated...

By the Associated Press  |  07:55 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Sentencing in Frostburg killing

A former Frostburg State University student is set to learn his sentence for killing a school basketball player and wounding another who had come to his off-campus apartment looking for a fight last April. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie...

By the Associated Press  |  07:25 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 11/09/2010

Court date for Metro bomb plot suspect

A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen accused of attempting to help al-Qaida bomb the Washington Metro transit system is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court. Thirty-four-year-old Farooque Ahmed was arrested last month after being targeted in a federal sting operation....

By the Associated Press  |  09:54 AM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/08/2010

Shop burglary suspect caught: Police

Police said a man caught trying to rob a Marshall's store in Gaithersburg on Saturday is the same man believed responsible for at least one other recent store burglary in the same area. Montgomery County police responded to the store...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Second trial in 2007 Va. killing

A former Chesapeake high school administrator accused of killing his wife is going on trial for a second time. Wesley Earnest's second trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Amherst County....

By the Associated Press  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Assault charges for stabbings suspect

A suspect in a series of stabbings in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio has been accused of assaulting jail officers. Authorities say officers used a stun gun on Elias Abuelazam after he tried to punch a guard at the Genesee County...

By The Associated Press  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Gun charges for man arrested on Mall

An Arizona man is scheduled to be arraigned in D.C. Superior Court Thursday afternoon after authorities say they found firearms inside his parked vehicle on the Mall. Sgt. David Schlosser, a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, identified the suspect...

By Dan Morse and Martin Weil  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Prison pen pal's testimony questioned

One of the attorneys for Ingmar Guandique tried Tuesday to poke holes in the testimony of a woman who was a prison pen pal of Guandique and who said Guandique wrote to her about the death of a "young girl."...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/02/2010

FBI expert on stand in Levy death trial

Chandra Levy's mother watched Tuesday morning in D.C. Superior Court as the lead prosecutor in the trial of the man accused of killing her daughter displayed poster-size photographs of the tights, panties and bra the 24-year-old intern was believed to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Chandra Levy murder trial continues

Prosecutors in the Chandra Levy murder trial have called an FBI scientist to discuss evidence found where her body was discovered Tuesday morning. The scientist was being questioned about DNA evidence found on items at the scene....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Shooter may be Marine, FBI says

Authorities said Friday that they think the shooter who has fired on three government buildings in the Washington area in recent days -- and may have shot, for a second time, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps overnight...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Man found dead by Md. tracks ID'd

The man whose body was found dead near CSX train tracks in Rockville Tuesday was identified as William Donahoe, 26, of Rockville. It's not known when Donahoe was hit by a train, according to a Friday morning press release from...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:29 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Evidence questioned in Levy death trial

The trial of the man accused of killing Chandra Levy wrapped up its fourth day of testimony this afternoon with more grim glimpses into the evidence recovered in Rock Creek Park more than a year after Levy's 2001 disappearance. Ingmar...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:31 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Levy suspect's ex-girlfriend testifies

The ex-girlfriend of Ingmar Guandique took the witness stand Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, recounting her relationship with the man charged with killing Chandra Levy in 2001. Iris Portillo, who dated Guandique for several months in 2000 and 2001 and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:47 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Man who found Levy's remains testifies

The man who first found some of Chandra Levy's remains in Rock Creek Park testified in D.C. Superior Court Wednesday that the police officers who responded to his call "traipsed" up and down the site, making light of the find...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Suspect hurt on day Levy disappeared: Landlord

A woman who knew Ingmar Guandique testified Wednesday morning that Guandique showed up looking battered and saying he had been in a fight with his girlfriend on the day Chandra Levy disappeared. Guandique, who is charged with killing Levy, is...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Facebook used to remember professor

As Montgomery County detectives continue to pursue leads in the case of slain American University professor Sue Ann Marcum, those who knew her -- and some who didn't -- have turned to Facebook to keep her memory alive. A tribute...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Levy trial testimony on home, accounts

After hearing the stoic testimony of Chandra Levy's father early Tuesday afternoon, the jury in the trial of the man accused of killing the 24-year-old federal intern in 2001 heard some of the more prosaic elements of the government's case...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:26 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Guilty pleas for Va. couple in drug case

Federal prosecutors say three people involved in a drug ring in the Hampton Roads area have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Fred Phillip Wills Jr. and his 29-year-old wife Makishea Bobbi Wills entered guilty pleas Monday in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Arrest after slain professor's Jeep found

D.C. police have arrested an 18-year-old man who was driving a Jeep Cherokee that belonged to the American University professor found slain inside her Montgomery County home Monday morning. Deandrew Hamlin, 18, was driving on Benning Road NE late Monday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Md. trial ends in manslaughter plea

A former student who claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting of a Frostburg State University basketball player has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie entered the plea Friday afternoon after the jury sent a note...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Levy trial jury is finalized

Update, 3:30 p.m.: Lawyers and the judge have finalized the jury. It is composed of four men and 12 women. Six are African-American. One is Asian-American and the rest are white. Four will be chosen as alternates when the panel...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Charges against Va. man dropped

Loudoun County prosecutors have dropped all charges against a South Riding man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman he met through an online dating service, according to the Loudoun sheriff's office. John Swann Evans, 34, met the 37-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Arrest in May killing in District

District police have charged a Lanham man with murder in the May 16 shooting death of a 28-year-old Clinton man. Authorities said Darnell Leon Hawkins was arrested Wednesday morning in Northeast Washington by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive...

By Maria Glod  |  08:55 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/20/2010

6 shots hit Pentagon Tuesday

At least six shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, according to authorities. Law enforcement continues to search for the shooter. Two windows were struck in the incident, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Officials said four other bullets...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Trial in Md. school killing continues

Prosecutors in Cumberland continue to present testimony in the first-degree murder trial of a former Frostburg State University student charged in the shotgun slaying of a student athlete and the wounding of another. Prosecutors expect to rest Wednesday after presenting...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Intoxication, drowning killed Md. woman

Ocean City police say an autopsy shows a woman whose body was found on the beach earlier this month died of accidental drowning with complications from alcohol and drug intoxication. Thirty-two-year-old Tara Chanise Taylor of Lanham was found unconscious on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:07 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Man charged in Va. woman's death

A Springfield man has been charged with murder in the death of a Falls Church woman, authorities said Thursday. Lam Dang, 40, of the 6800 block of Floyd Avenue in Springfield, was hospitalized in stable condition after a Wednesday night...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Levy defendant assaulted witness: Prosecutors

One of the government's key witnesses in its case against the man charged in the kidnapping and slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy was sexually assaulted by the defendant while the two were in prison, prosecutors told a D.C. Superior...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:41 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Murder conviction in 2009 Md. slayings

One of the men charged in the brutal 2009 slayings of a Ghanaian immigrant and his pregnant girlfriend in a well-to-do Prince George’s County gated community was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder, prosecutors said. Delford M. Barnes, 51, of Springdale,...

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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Not guilty plea in Va. woman's death

One of the suspects charged in the fatal shooting of a Seton Hall University student from Virginia has pleaded not guilty. Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Nicholas Welch answered "yes" to whether he understood the charges Wednesday. Bail was set at...

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Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Ruark may still work Foxwell case

The family of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl kidnapped and killed in December is asking the current Wicomico County state’s attorney to prosecute the death penalty case against the man charged in the child’s slaying even after he leaves office....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:52 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Arrest, charges in Md. 'preppy' burglary

Howard County police say they have the man they called the "Preppy Burglar." Jeremy M. Hall, 30, of Silver Spring, was arrested Thursday and charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:16 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Former Md. priest agrees to plea

A Frederick County prosecutor says a defrocked Roman Catholic priest has agreed to a plea deal to resolve charges he sexually abused an altar boy in 1976. Seventy-four-year-old Thomas Bevan of Cascade has a hearing scheduled for Friday morning in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:55 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Arrest in string of Va. robberies

An Ashburn man has been charged in connection with a series of armed robberies in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, according to the Loudoun sheriff’s office. Sean A. Mabry, 29, was charged Wednesday with armed robberies that targeted the Chantilly Cash...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Another attempt to stop Va. execution

Lawyers for a 41-year-old woman set to be executed this week asked Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell on Monday to reconsider his decision Friday not to intervene in her case. Teresa Lewis, who conspired with two men to carry out...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:33 PM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Guilty plea in Va. quadruple killing

An aspiring rapper who embraced horror-themed lyrics has pleaded guilty to killing four people in central Virginia. In a plea agreement, Richard "Sam" McCroskey was sentenced to life in prison Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Abuelazam may face more charges

A prosecutor in Flint says he's filing more charges against Elias Abuelazam, the man accused of one stabbing and suspected of many others in Michigan and other states. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has scheduled a news conference for Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/15/2010

More patrols in Ashburn after robberies

Police in Loudoun County have stepped up patrols in Ashburn after three recent armed robberies authorities believe may be connected. The robberies have targeted a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant and two Hair Cuttery shops, according to police. "We've assigned extra patrols...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Federal indictment in Va. killings

Federal prosecutors are taking over the case against a Virginia man accused of shooting two people on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The U.S. attorney's office says a federal grand jury in Charlottesville has indicted Ralph Leon Jackson, 57, of Stuart's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:56 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/02/2010

Md. trooper reinstated after incident

Maryland State Police say a sergeant from Hagerstown has been reinstated after his former girlfriend accused him of pointing a gun at her. Police spokeswoman Elena Russo says Sgt. Timothy McKenrick has had his police powers resinstated and is back...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Mich. hearing for stabbings suspect

A Flint prosecutor says he anticipates more charges in September against a man accused of one stabbing and suspected in 13 others. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton spoke to reporters Tuesday after a brief court hearing for Elias Abuelazam. The...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Convicted Md. rapist wants release

A former Maryland Catholic school teacher convicted of raping one of his students in the mid-1970s has filed an appeal that he hopes will improve his chances of being released from prison. A federal judge has ruled that John Merzbacher...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 08/30/2010

D.C. to drop controversial checkpoints

The D.C. government has agreed not to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court ruling that checkpoints set up by District police in neighborhoods beset by violence are unconstitutional. The decision is part of a settlement filed...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:45 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Gunman warned of rampage: Family

Relatives of a man who fatally shot two people and wounded four others before being killed in a police shootout say he had warned of going on a rampage. Charles P. Steadman Sponaugle shot and killed his son and nephew...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 08/19/2010

McDonnell denies man's parole

A German diplomat's son who is serving two life sentences for murder has once again been denied parole. Jens Soering was denied parole for the sixth time last week....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Life without parole for Md. murderer

A Prince George's County judge Wednesday sentenced a Landover man to life without parole for fatally stabbing a man and trying to kill a young woman -- the murder victim's wife -- during a 2009 house robbery. Following a hearing of about 90 minutes, Circuit Court Judge Sheila R. Tillerson-Adams imposed the sentence on Lawrence T. Covington, 36, of Landover.

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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Man fights extradition in '64 Va. case

A lawyer says a 77-year-old retired postal worker will fight his transfer in custody from Las Vegas to Virginia to face a murder charge in the slaying of his then-wife 45 years ago. The move could postpone extradition for Donald...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Fired former Md. attorney sues state

Maryland's former top public defender is suing the state almost a year after two members of the agency's three-member board of trustees fired her. In Nancy Forster's suit filed Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court she alleges that board chairman T....

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Accused Va. killer pleads not guilty

A trial date has been set for a Louisa County woman charged with killing her boyfriend. Sixty-one-year-old Ulisa M. Chavers pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder and 10 counts of embezzlement. A jury trial is scheduled to start Dec....

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:48 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Death penalty upheld for Md. man

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty for a Maryland man convicted of kidnapping and killing a Washington, D.C., police officer's son. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said Wednesday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:56 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Possible charges in Md. church crash

An Emmitsburg couple killed by a fellow parishioner's car outside their church will have their funerals there. St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Emmitsburg says it will celebrate a burial Mass Friday for 64-year-old Patricia Mauro Cillo and her 53-year-old husband...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 08/10/2010

2 fired after Md. prison escape

Maryland's state prison agency says it has fired two correctional officers and reprimanded a third for allowing an inmate to escape from the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown last month. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/10/2010

Va. man's attorneys want jail videos

Attorneys for the man charged in the shooting deaths of eight people in Appomattox obtained a court order Monday for any jail surveillance videotapes of their client. Appomattox County Circuit Judge Richard Blanton granted a defense request for the Lynchburg...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 08/09/2010

No bond for Md. slaying suspects

The two Texas drug couriers charged in Friday’s shooting of two women and two young children in a squalid Prince George's County apartment were ordered held without bond Monday, and prosecutors are exploring whether they can seek the death penalty...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:10 PM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 08/06/2010

3 years for suspect in Md. girl's murder

A Salisbury man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years in prison for an unrelated burglary last year. A woman testified that after she rejected Thomas Leggs Jr.'s advances, she awoke to find...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:39 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Guilty plea in trucker's sex with girl

A Texas man who worked for a Maryland trucking company has pleaded guilty to transporting an 11-year-old girl from Maryland for sex. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Elmer Zelaya-Robles took the girl from Prince George's County in February to other states including...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Inquest after Md. inmates's escape

Maryland prison officials say staff members' failure to follow the rules may have led to the escape last week of a convicted armed robber from the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. The Division of Correction said Tuesday it is reviewing...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:10 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Arrest in January D.C. shooting death

D.C. police said they made an arrest Tuesday in a homicide that occurred earlier this year. Gabriel Brown, 21, of Southeast Washington was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting Jan. 12 of Christopher L. Jones, 23, of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:01 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Arrest in 2009 D.C. double killing

D.C. police announced an arrest Tuesday in one of the most violent shooting incidents in the city last year: an outburst of gunfire on Clay Terrace NE in which two teenagers were killed and three others were wounded. Police said...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:46 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 07/30/2010

Md. murder suspect returned to U.S.

A Maryland man wanted for murder has been arrested in Canada and returned to the United States. U.S. authorities took custody of 46-year-old Benjamin Moore at a Niagara Falls border crossing Friday following a traffic stop Monday by police across...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:42 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Prison hiatus for Levy slaying suspect

The man charged with killing federal intern Chandra Levy is scheduled to leave the D.C. jail briefly. A judge granted a temporary release order for Ingmar Guandique to be under a homicide detective's supervision Wednesday for authorities to obtain samples...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:24 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Copper theft attempts turn deadly

The Crime Scene has reported on several area copper thefts in recent weeks and months from downspouts and air conditioners. Another bust charged a man with plans to take copper cables from a company's lot. Now a power company says...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/07/2010

FAA: Not liable in Medevac crash

The Federal Aviation Administration has denied liability for injuries to a Waldorf teenager who survived the 2008 crash of a Maryland State Police medical helicopter during a flight in which federal controllers provided hours-old weather reports and “inadequate” handling of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 06/30/2010

48 Va. inmates isolated because of hair

Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair. Following an Associated Press story about 10 Rastafarian inmates who had been in segregation for 10 years for ignoring the state's grooming policy,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:54 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Second death in D.C. shooting

A Wednesday afternoon shooting at a Northeast D.C. store has led to two deaths, D.C. police confirmed Thursday. Ming-Kun Chih, 59, died at the scene of the armed robbery at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his wholesaling store on the 1200...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Md. murderer disputes killings

A woman serving life in prison for murder says she won't contest a divorce from her husband, but she disputes his reason for the divorce -- that she killed someone. Erika Sifrit wrote in a court filing, "I do not...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Fund to honor slain Md. trooper

The family of Wesley Brown

By Ruben Castaneda  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Arrest in D.C. triple shooting

A man has been arrested in the shooting of three men last week in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. Herbert Jackson Arrington, 24, of Southeast D.C., was arrested Tuesday morning on a warrant charging him with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Missing D.C. boy found unharmed

An 11-year-old boy who D.C. police said went missing Saturday was found earlier this week unharmed. Police reported Sunday that Anthony Thomas was last seen Saturday at about 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Ivanhoe Street, SW. He was...

By Josh White  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Man cleared in bank robbery

A Centreville man who was arrested for a January bank robbery in Manassas was released from jail earlier this year after police determined that he was not connected with the crime....

By Josh White  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/08/2010

Family members of Colonial Parkway killing victims plan more searches

Family members of presumed victims of a serial killer on the Colonial Parkway say they plan to conduct more searches of the roadway for remains after a weekend search was unsuccessful. Cadaver dogs and volunteers searched Saturday for the remains...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Fairfax police release photos of meatballs they say were used to kill dogs

Fairfax police have released photographs of the meatballs they say were made with toxic chemicals and fed to two Centreville-area dogs, killing them....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Fund created to aid family of slain man

A Maryland community group on Wednesday launched a fund to support the family of Jose R. Rosales, the man who was killed in Centreville last week while protecting homeowners who had given him work. Rosales, 39, was shot to death...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/26/2010

U-Md. failure to produce police beating video an 'oversight', says state police

The failure of University of Maryland officials to promptly comply with a subpoena for video footage from a university camera that may have shown the beating of a student by Prince George's County police was an "oversight," Maryland State Police have concluded.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/18/2010

D.C. strip club manager dies from 2007 fire injuries

A Washington strip club manager who was doused with gasoline and set on fire nearly three years ago has died. Vladimir Djordjevic had been in the hospital since November 2007 with critical burns to 90 percent of his body. Police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/12/2010

Year added to Bethesda bombmaking suspect's sentence

UPDATE: Montgomery County Circuit Judge Michael D. Mason on Wednesday afternoon tacked on another year to Collin McKenzie-Gude’s five-year sentence for crimes committed in 2008. Mason technically sentenced McKenzie-Gude to three years behind bars for an attempted carjacking conviction, but...

By Dan Morse  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/12/2010

'Norfolk 4' homicide detective indicted for extortion

The homicide detective at the heart of the controversial "Norfolk 4" case -- four sailors who claimed they were coerced into falsely confessing to rape and murder -- has been arrested and charged in federal court in Norfolk with taking money from criminal suspects in exchange for lying on their behalf to prosecutors and even to a judge in court.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/07/2010

Slain Va. prof's students don't want death penalty for accused killer

Some former students of a slain Longwood University professor are asking prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing her and her family. Debra Kelley, her 16-year-old daughter Emma Niederbrock, Emma's father Mark, and Emma's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/05/2010

Pedestrian killed in Tuesday crash had been drinking, police say

The man struck and killed after he walked onto Watkins Park Drive in the Kettering area Tuesday night is suspected to have been drinking before the crash, authorities said. Lloyd Williams, 55, of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Man killed in Capitol Heights shooting identified

Prince George's County police have identified a man killed in a double shooting in Capitol Heights earlier this month as Andre David Brooks of the District, authorities said Wednesday. Brooks, 33, and a 31-year-old man were shot in the 6800...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:37 PM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/28/2010

Blue Ridge Parkway shooting victim recounts attack that killed friend

As her friend lay shot, bleeding and dying near her on an overlook of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Christina Floyd struggled for her own life. The stranger who had without warning shot Tim Davis, had just fired his shotgun a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/22/2010

Honors for officers who helped stop Pentagon shooter

The evening of March 4, a troubled man named John Patrick Bedell, 36, opened fire at the entrance to the Pentagon. This week a ceremony was held by the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service to honor...

By Maria Glod  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/20/2010

FBI investigated James von Brunn after 1963 incident

James von Brunn, who died before he could stand trial in the shooting death of a Holocaust museum security guard, first came to the FBI's attention 47 years ago, when he was accused of making a death threat over a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/09/2010

Wait for mental health evaluation in Va. 'horrorcore' case

A hearing for an aspiring rapper charged with killing his girlfriend and three others has been delayed as his attorneys await results of a mental health evaluation. Richard "Sam" McCroskey of Castro Valley, Calif., faces capital murder charges in the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 04/08/2010

Probation for JMU students who threw snowballs

Two James Madison University students will spend 12 months on probation and eight hours picking up litter for throwing snowballs at a snowplow and an unmarked police cruiser. Ryan William Knight and Charles Joseph Gill also must submit letters of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:56 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/06/2010

Three murder charges for accused Appomattox shooter

A Virginia grand jury has indicted the suspect in the January slayings of eight people on three counts of capital murder and six other charges. The Appomattox County grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday after hearing evidence against Christopher Speight....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/31/2010

Man jailed for skinning guinea pig for hat faces new accusations

A Virginia man facing an animal cruelty charge for skinning a guinea pig to make a hat now is accused of threatening children. Forty-one-year-old Charles Woodson of Front Royal was back in court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/30/2010

A look back at the life, death of Va. 'goth' Dirk Smiler

The girlfriend of Dirk Smiler, the gourmand Goth and D.C. club scene fixture, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Fairfax County with his murder. Shortly after Smiler, 37, whose full name was Nathan N. Smiler, died, The Post's Tom Jackman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2010

Dale City man charged in Pr. William wrong-home invasion

One of the two men who allegedly stormed into a Lake Ridge townhouse looking for drugs -- the wrong house, as it happened -- was arrested Tuesday, Prince William County police said. On March 11, police said, two men kicked...

By Ruben Castaneda  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 03/17/2010

Md. juvenile center workers to be disciplined in murder case

Maryland officials are planning a press conference Thursday to announce sanctions against one or more employees at a state-run juvenile detention facility in Prince George's County where a teacher was beaten to death last month.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:22 PM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2010

Pentagon shooter died of head, arm injuries

The man who opened fire at the Pentagon died from head and arm injuries, according to the D.C. medical examiner. Thirty-six-year-old John Patrick Bedell approached a Pentagon security checkpoint on March 4 and began shooting. Three officers returned fire, and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Man's body removed from Frederick-area lake

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in identifying a body found in Lake Linganore near Frederick. Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Friday the remains are those of a white man in his early 20s who stood 5-foot-11 and weighed...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 03/08/2010

Daughter of Oregon 'Most Wanted' fugitive caught in Pr. William returns home

A 4-year-old girl whose parents are in custody for what police say is their involvement in a double homicide in Oregon has been returned to Idaho by her grandparents. Bill and Rita Pope say they traveled to Virginia to get...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:08 AM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Missing boy's body found in Va.: Roanoke police

Authorities say they've found the body of a small child while searching the Smith Gap landfill for a missing Roanoke toddler. The Roanoke Police Department says the body was sent to the medical examiner's office Wednesday to determine the child's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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