*Timothy Catlett, 20, also known as "Snot Rag," of 821 Ninth St. NE. Catlett, whose attorney was Frederick Sullivan, was implicated in the slaying by six persons, including four eyewitnesses in the alley. One woman testified she had overheard Catlett say, "I only beat and kicked the lady . . . . " Catlett did not take the stand or present a defense.
*Levy Rouse, 20, 4427 Hayes St. NE. Rouse, whose lawyer was Lillian McEwen, was implicated in Fuller's killing by seven persons, including five who said they were in the alley with him. He was identified repeatedly as the defendant who shoved a pole up Fuller's rectum, and his ex-girlfriend testified that Rouse had told her, "I did the worst thing to that lady." Rouse said he did not get to the alley until Fuller's body was being carried out on a stretcher. He said he spent the afternoon with two friends, including another defendant, Charles Turner. Turner denied this.
*Kelvin D. Smith, 20, also known as "Hollywood," of 1007 Fourth St. NE. Represented by Greta Van Susteren, Smith was placed in the alley or identified as a participant by five persons, including a woman who testified he is the father of her child. Smith testified he was home all day with defendant Christopher Turner and heard about the murder during a telephone call. Turner, Charles Turner's younger brother, corroborated the alibi.
*Charles S. Turner, 21, also known as "Fella," of 1018 11th St. NE. Described in court as Levy Rouse's best friend, Turner was represented by Lloyd Elsten and was implicated by three persons in kicking and beating Fuller. One witness identified Turner as having held one of Fuller's legs. Taking the stand, Turner said he did not remember what he did that day, except that he had not met with Rouse until that evening when Fuller's body was being removed from the alley.
*Steven L. Webb, 20, of 1335 Emerald St. NE. Represented by Steven Kiersh, Webb was one of the least identified, with three persons testifying he participated in the assault. One witness said Webb held one of Turner's legs. Though his attorney presented one character witness, Webb did not take the stand and did not offer an alibi.
*Clifton E. Yarborough, 17, also know as "Cliff," of 911 Ninth St. NE. Represented by Wendell Robinson, Yarborough was identified by three persons as being in the alley. Two persons said they saw him beating Fuller, while another trial witness testified that Yarborough and Catlett struggled over Fuller's coin purse. In a videotaped statement, Yarborough said he did not participate in the assault but was asked to be a lookout. Yarborough did not take the stand. FOUND NOT GUILTY
*Alphonso L. Harris, 23, also known as "Monk," of 629 14th Place NE. Represented by Michele Roberts and Corinne Schultz, Harris was identified as having participated in Fuller's murder by two men who later pleaded guilty to lesser charges and testified for the prosecution. None of the other trial witnesses put Harris at the crime scene. Harris testified that he did not know many of the other defendants and was elsewhere when Fuller was killed.
*Felicia Ruffin, 17, also known as "Lunchin' Lisa," of 27 15th St. NE. The only person who implicated Ruffin in the Fuller assault was Harry Bennett, one of the two government witnesses to plead guilty to lesser charges. Bennett said Ruffin received a ring during the killing. But many of the defendants said they did not know Ruffin, who did not live in the neighborhood, and one witness who knew her well said she was not there. Ruffin's defense attorney, William Seals, suggested that Bennett's involvement in a love triangle led him to falesely implicate Ruffin. STILL UNDECIDED
*Russell Overton, 26, also known as "Bobo," of 821 Ninth st. NE. Represented by Allan Palmer, Overton was identified as a participant in the assault by three person, including the two who had pleaded guilty to lesser charges. He was alleged to have dragged Fuller into the garage and to have held her leg while the pole was shoved into her. Though Overton did not take the stand, his defense offered the alibi that he was drinking in the park and went home to sleep, his grandmother waking him up with a stick. His defense attorney made much of the fact that one witness who knew him testified that Overton was not there. At 6-foot-6, "Bobo" would have been hard to overlook, the attorney argued.
*Christopher D. Turner, 20, also known as "Chrissie," of 1018 11th St. NE. Represented by Robert DeBerardinis, Christopher Turner -- Charles Turner's younger brother -- was identified by five persons as being in the alley. He is the only high school graduate among the defendants and, on the stand, was the most articulate. He had several upstanding school and community leaders as character witnesses. In his own defense, he was very specific about his alibi, even telling the jury what record he was playing that day.