Week in Review

In brief:

A double shooting in Southeast DC killed Ronald Bryant, a 21-year-old DC man.

Rickey Pharr was found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Angelo Jones in Northeast DC in Oct. 2010. The case “huge embarrassment” Pharr’s defense attorney argued in closing statements. “Justice has been served,” Jones’ family said of the verdict.

An extensive AP story backgrounding Albrecht Muth and Viola Drath, said that the domestic murder case was “veering off course.”

Washington’s Other Monuments has photos of street memorials and crime scenes left in the wake of recent homicides.

The South Capitol Street murder trial continued. Find links to all coverage here.

India Rice, whose brother, Quintin T. Perry Jr., was killed Dec. 25 in Oxon Hill, wrote a guest post about Perry and his case. She urged anyone with information about Perry’s death to contact police.

Kevin Benbow‘s preliminary hearing was delayed for the seventh time. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday. The 17-year-old is suspected in the November 2010 shooting death of Jinnell McQueen.

Wayne Jackson was ordered held after a preliminary hearing Friday in the stabbing death of Kevin Blackwell Jr. He is one of three people facing charges in the case.

Weekend Read: Greater Greater Washington looks at how DC police are ramping up high-tech crime-fighting efforts.

Homicide Watch brings you a behind-the-scenes look at MPD’s 94 percent homicide case closure rate with a links roundup of how and where the story has been covered.

For details on cases scheduled to be heard at DC Superior Court this week, see Week Ahead.

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