Because of erroneous information from D.C. police, a Crime & Justice item in the Aug. 30 Metro section contained an incorrect age and address for homicide victim Gloria Banks. Banks was 55 and lived in the 1700 block of Eighth Street NE. (Published 8/31/2005)


Stabbing A 22-year-old man was stabbed at a Silver Spring apartment complex yesterday, about a block from John F. Kennedy High School, police said.

The man, whom police have not identified, suffered injuries to his upper torso that were not believed to be life-threatening. He was not a student at the school, in the 1900 block of Randolph Road.

Police responded to a call about a fight at the Winexburg Manor apartments about 2:30 p.m., shortly after school let out, said officer Louise Marthens, a police spokeswoman. She said police did not know what prompted the fight.

Triple-Slaying Trial The jury forewoman in the Baltimore trial of two Mexican immigrants accused of murdering three young relatives expressed little hope yesterday that the jury will reach a unanimous verdict, but the judge sent jurors back to keep trying.

Judge Thomas Ward called the jury before him on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of Adan Canela, 18, and Policarpio Espinoza, 23. He asked the forewoman if she expected the jury to reach a verdict anytime soon. "No," she responded after a pause.

The jury has struggled to reach a verdict after five weeks of testimony that included shocking crime-scene pictures. The men were charged with conspiracy in the killings of Ricardo Espinoza Jr., 9, his sister Lucero Espinoza, 8, and their male cousin, Alexis Espejo Quezada, 10.


Fatal Stabbing A woman was fatally stabbed yesterday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Gloria Banks, 49, of the 1700 block of H Street NE was found about 4:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of 14th Street NW, police said. She had been stabbed several times and was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099.


Intruder Shot An Arlington County man shot and wounded an intruder who allegedly broke into his home Sunday morning, police said. Authorities said the homeowner found the man cowering in a daughter's bedroom.

Police said David Jeovavy Valdivia Dominguez, 18, also of Arlington, was treated at a nearby hospital and released. He was in police custody yesterday, charged with burglary, said Detective Rick Rodriguez, a police spokesman.

Rodriguez said Dominguez was shot about 5:30 a.m., soon after he allegedly broke into the home, which neighbors said is in the 6000 block of North 26th Street. He entered the home through a first-floor window, police said, and was found moments later in the bedroom.

An altercation ensued, and the homeowner, fearing for his life and that of his daughter, fired at Dominguez, Rodriguez said.

Dominguez fled and was later found at a hospital. Police said Dominguez told them that he knew neither the homeowner nor his daughter and that he broke in after a night of drinking.

Compiled from reports by staff writers and the Associated Press.