Week in Review

In brief:

  • David Andrew Matthews, a 32-year-old Fort Washington man, was shot and killed Saturday in Northwest DC.
  • Allen Butler and Steven Lewis were convicted of second degree murder in a 2008 home invasion homicide.
  • Blunt force trauma injuries killed 61 year-old Glenn Scarborough, who was found injured inside his Northeast DC home on Levis Street Sunday. While the case was initially reported as a stabbing, city data indicates that Scarborough’s injuries were from blunt force trauma.
  • Charles Hicks, 53, was stabbed to death in the 2600 block of Douglass road, SE.
  • Prosecutors said Tuesday that a gang beef over testifying at a murder trial led to Jamal Wilson’s shooting death in November.
  • Kerstan Leonard was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting death of Melody Williams at an apartment complex in Southeast DC.
  • A settlement was reached in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the men police suspected of killing Robert Wone, a DC attorney. The men were found not guilty of criminal charges in the case.
  • Eric Foreman was indicted on two counts of first degree murder, one count of robbery while armed, and six firearms crimes for crimes surrounding the death of Catholic University grad student Neil Godleski. Foreman is expected to stand trial in February.
  • Aaron Adams, the man suspected of killing Garrett White outside a Georgia Ave bar over Memorial Day weekend, was released to a halfway house to await an indictment in the case.
  • The mother of Brishell Jones, one of 6 young people killed in a drive-by shooting on South Capitol Street in 2010, has filed a lawsuit against many city agencies including the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the D.C Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
  • In other news, while gun violence is the predominate cause of homicide in DC, a Homicide Watch study concludes that since May the rate of homicides by stabbing has spiked to one in three. That’s compared to 1 in 11 for Jan-April.
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