Correction: An earlier version of the article misstated the sex of the person who was fatally injured in a Springfield car crash. Vuthea Hiep was a man. This version has been corrected.
A patient missing from St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital since December returned Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday.
The U.S. Marshals Service was alerted Dec. 18 that Eric Izlar, 42, had walked away from a staff member and left the hospital grounds.
Phyllis Jones, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, which oversees the District-run hospital, said it was unclear where Izlar had been since leaving the hospital. In 1998, a D.C. Superior Court judge found Izlar not guilty by reason of insanity of aggravated assault and ordered him sent to the hospital.
— Keith L. Alexander
An 18-year-old man who was shot Sunday night in Congress Heights died of his wounds at an area hospital, D.C. police said Monday.
Police said Marquette Hooks of Southeast Washington was shot about 9:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue SE. A 22-year-old man was wounded and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said.
Authorities also identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday in the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE as Daniel Calvin Short, 36, of Southeast.
— Peter Hermann
A new video, with cameos by movie stars appearing in films, is being released for the enlightenment of thousands of D.C. residents. It is an orientation video for people called to D.C. Superior Court for jury service, officials said.
In addition to appearances by the court’s chief judge, Lee Satterfield, and law professor Andrew Ferguson, the video has brief excerpts from movies, including “Twelve Angry Men,” a 1957 film about jury deliberations in a murder case.
— Martin Weil
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charles Lollar says he has chosen Kenneth R. Timmerman, a longtime investigative reporter and conservative political activist, as his running mate.
Timmerman, a former president of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) in the state’s 8th Congressional District in 2012. A former resident of Montgomery County, Timmerman has moved to Frederick County.
Much of Timmerman’s reporting has focused on the Middle East, and he has lived in Egypt and Lebanon, according to a biography on his Web site. He has written for the conservative monthly magazine American Spectator and for NewsMax Media Inc.
— John Wagner
A 20-year-old woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a crash early Sunday in the Springfield area, police said.
Luz F. Inscoe of Springfield was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet north on Rolling Road near Terra Grande Avenue when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, Fairfax County police said. The car went off the road and hit a utility pole, police said, and Inscoe was thrown from the vehicle and injured.
Vuthea Hiep, also 20, of Springfield, was a passenger in the car; he was injured in the crash and later died, authorities said.
Police said the crash remains under investigation.
— Dana Hedgpeth