Week in Review

In brief:

Only two defendants remain in the Latisha Frazier murder case after Laurence Hassan pleaded guilty to killing the 18-year-old DC woman in a beating August last year. Six people were arrested in connection with the case last winter.

Karl Pugh was ordred held after Judge Motley found probable cause that he commited second degree murder when Quentin Ragland was fatally shot in a PCP-fueled tussle.

Brandon Andrews was ordered held after Judge Jackson found probable cause that he committed second degree murder when Leonard Bigelow was fatally shot in a domestic dispute. Bigelow was Andrews’ ex-girlfriend’s brother.

Damien Pannell pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of Glenn Bailey, a man who Pannell said was fighting with a woman he loved. “He was trying to hurt someone that I loved and I kinda just lost it,” Pannell told Judge Motley.

Alexis Pineda pleaded innocent after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of first degree murder while armed in the March shooting that killed Jose Hernandez-Romero in a downtown D.C. restaurant.

Curtis Patterson appeared in court with Rickey Pharr as a codefendant charged in the fatal shooting of Angelo Jones in October 2010. Patterson lied to the grand jury about his involvement in the homicide and the indictment against both him and Pharr includes charges of obstruction of justice.

Deandre Rogers and Deon T. Jenkins were each sentenced today to 32 years incarceration in connection with a 2008 homicide that killed 28-year-old William Foster.

John Bolton pleaded innocent to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Christopher Fletcher.

Hiawatha Henry, who pleaded guilty in July to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his infant son, was sentenced to three years in prison.

The family of Ali Mohammed filed suit against the owners and some employees of the DC9 nightclub alleging that when employees of the club chased Mohammed last October they used “malicious and used excessive force in restraining him,” Fox5 reports. Mohammed died that night. The US Attorney’s Office found no evidence of a crime.

Stephanie Lawson was ordered held on suspicion on second-degree murder after Judge Fisher found “substantial probability” in the case against her. Lawson is suspected of killing Karen Jordan in a drunken argument about a $20 debt.

William McCorkle and Andre Clinkscale, Jr. were convicted in a 2008 triple homicide that took place in Trinidad. McCorkle, 26, and Clinkscale, 25, could be sentenced to life in prison.

Mark Goldring was killed in a stabbing at a NE DC home near Gallaudet University; Jewell Washington, Goldring’s “half or step” sibling, was arrested in connection with the case and presented with a charge of second degree murder.

Family and friends remembered 17-year-old Jamar Freeman, who was fatally stabbed last Sunday in Petworth. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday.

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