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March 26
THE DISTRICT
4 men convicted in 2 slayings

After a four-month trial, a D.C. Superior Court jury found members of a D.C. street gang guilty of two murders, one of which was an afternoon shooting in the U Street corridor.

The jury found Robert Givens, 21, Keir Johnson, 24, Lester Williams, 26, and Marcellus Jackson, 25, guilty of murder, conspiracy and other crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office said late Tuesday.

The men were connected with the September 2010 fatal shooting of Jamal Coates, 21, after Coates attended a funeral, prosecutors said. The men were also connected with the August 2010 murder of Sean Robinson, 18, prosecutors said.

— Keith L. Alexander

MARYLAND
Man acquitted in Pr. George’s killings

A Prince George’s County jury acquitted a 27-year-old Capitol Heights man who was accused of being an accomplice in the May 2011 slaying of two cousins.

Kenan A. Myers was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sean Ellis, 24, and Anthony McKelvin, 28. Ellis and McKelvin were shot during a robbery, according to police.

Prosecutors say Ellis and McKelvin were found shot to death and covered in bleach and gasoline. Authorities had accused Myers of being an accomplice to Brian Mayhew, 22, who was convicted in February of first-degree murder in the two deaths.

— Lynh Bui

VIRGINIA
Springfield man killed in driveway accident

A 72-year-old Springfield woman accidentally drove over and killed her husband in the driveway of their home Wednesday, Fairfax County police said.

A preliminary investigation determined that 84-year-old Chong Sik Kim walked to the mailbox at the end of driveway shortly after 10 a.m., police said. Around the same time, Kim’s wife backed a vehicle down the driveway. She did not see her husband, who had slipped on ice, and backed over him as he lay on the ground, police said.

The man was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

— Justin Jouvenal

Charles Severance served with warrant

An extradition warrant from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been served on a man who is a “person of interest” in the high-profile killings of three people in Alexandria.

McAuliffe (D) signed the extradition order Friday to return Charles Severance, who is jailed in West Virginia. He faces a weapons charge in Loudoun County that is unrelated to the killings.

The serving of the warrant is a procedural step as prosecutors in Virginia seek to bring Severance back to the state to face trial. Severance, 53, was arrested March 13 in Wheeling, W.Va., as a fugitive from justice.

Alexandria police are investigating Severance in the February slaying of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato, the November shooting of Ronald Kirby and the 2003 killing of real estate agent Nancy Dunning.

— Rachel Weiner

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