Judge Finds Probable Cause in Murder Case Involving Cousins

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A DC Superior Court judge ruled that a murder case involving cousins has enough evidence to proceed to trial. 

On the evening of Dec. 11, 2020, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found 26-year-old Vincent Gyamfi suffering from gunshot wounds on the 1700 block of 29th Street, SE. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The victim’s cousin, 26-year-old Lewkus Turner, was arrested later that month. He is charged with second-degree murder while armed. 

Defense Attorney Jon Norris argued that there was “ample evidence of self defense” in this homicide case. 

“The government simply can’t meet its burden of proving probable cause for a murder two,” he said. 

However, Judge Micheal Ryan did find probable cause, pointing out that Turner and Gyamfi “had prior contact of a significant amount.” 

The next hearing is scheduled for April 7. Turner is currently being held at DC Jail.

Brennan Fiske wrote this article.

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