Homicides

Shooting Trend Continues in DC

For another month, shootings have accounted for more homicides in DC than any other crime. There have been...

Defense Requests Earlier Trial Date for 2017 Homicide

During a felony status conference on Jan. 17, DC Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz granted another hearing for Jordan Smith. 

Defense Asks to Continue Sentencing

During a sentencing Jan. 17, defense counsel asked a judge for a continuance after the prosecution mentioned another stabbing that involved one...

Police Arrest Man 5 Months after Fatal Fire Kills Juvenile

On Jan. 15, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 61 year-old man in connection to two homicides involving a fire on the...

Judge Dismisses Jury To Handle Preliminary Issue

During the first day of trial Jan. 16, a DC Superior Court judge dismissed jurors to discuss a preliminary issue with the...

Body Cam Footage Shows How Victim’s Body Was Discovered, Officer Says

During a resumed motions hearing Jan. 15, a police officer told a DC Superior Court judge how a witness described finding the...

Document: Police Arrest Suspect in Foggy Bottom Homicide

On Jan. 14, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 51-year-old man in connection to a homicide that occurred in the...

Law Intended to Confiscate Guns From Dangerous Individuals Goes Largely Unused

In January, the District of Columbia followed Maryland and 16 other states in adopting an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) law.

Judge Expects Trial to Begin This Week

Jury selection began on Jan. 14 for a murder trial that is expected to begin opening statements later in the week.

Murder Cases Moves Forward

During his first appearance in DC Court for the murder of a 28-year-old woman in Northeast, DC, a judge upheld a defendant's...

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Murder Cases Moves Forward

During his first appearance in DC Court for the murder of a...

Murder Defendant Asks to Attend Father’s Funeral

During a detention hearing Jan. 10, a murder defendant asked a DC...

Judge Postpones Detention Hearing

During an status hearing Jan. 13 a judge postponed a detention hearing...

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Shootings Account for Most Homicides in DC in November

Gun-related homicides mostly accounted for all of the homicides that occurred in...

Homicides Increase in October

Homicides in the District of Columbia increased by three in October; most...

What Time Do Most DC Homicides Occur?

At what time do most homicides occur in Washington, DC? D.C. Witness data shows that...

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