Week in Review

Each Sunday, Homicide Watch brings you a review of some of our top stories of the week.

In crime news:

A double shooting Sunday near Dunbar High School killed 21-year-old Dominic Dixon.

Seventeen-year-old Tyrell Fogle was shot to death in Northeast D.C. Monday night; eighteen-year-old Anthony Hatton was arrested and presented with a charge of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the case.

A woman found stabbed to death less than a mile from the White House on Aug. 8 was identified as Barbara Lloyd, a 56-year-old Baltimore woman.

In courts news:

Stephanie Lawson was presented with a charge of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Karen Jordan. Court records show Lawson had a court order to stay away from Jordan.

Brandon Andrews was ordered held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Leonard Bigelow in Northeast DC.

Shawn Davis entered a plea of “not guilty” to one charge of first-degree murder while armed in the death of Southwest D.C. woman Tawanna Barnes Copeland.

Steven Cephas pleaded guilty to causing injuries and physical trauma to his girlfriend’s 20-month-old child, Dominic Dwayne Kingsbury Jr., who was in his care last November.

Bradley Allen, a 30-year-old man suspected of switching court identification bracelets with murder suspect James Brewer, was been added to Brewer’s case as a co-defendant. In the same case, prosecutors said this week that a potential witness was killed in Prince George’s County, Md. Finding probable cause, Judge Thomas Motley ordered all three murder defendants held.

In other news:

On WTOP’s “Ask the Chief” program, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier spoke about the Wyatt Earp Robinson case and allegations that an MPD officer witnessed the shooting and failed to take action.

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