Week in Review

Robert Wight was fatally stabbed last Sunday in Southeast DC; his neighbor, Ellsworth Colbert, is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the case. Prosecutors say an argument between the men began with a fight about a dog.

A DC toddler died early Monday morning of blunt force trauma; the DC Medical Examiner ruled Wednesday that the child was a victim of homicide. The child was identified as 20-month-old Keyontae Osbia Moore of Southeast DC, the youngest homicide victim of the year.

A grand jury charged Albrecht Muth with first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Viola Drath, at their Georgetown home last August. The charge is an upward departure from the second-degree murder charge Muth is being held on. Muth is expected in court this week for arraignment.

Karl Pugh pleaded innocent to a charge of second-degree murder while armed; prosecutors say he shot and killed Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC in September.

Stephen Barnes pleaded “guilty” today to one count of second-degree murder while armed in the Dec. 2011 shooting death of Stephon Way at a Northeast DC gas station. A 16-year-old girl was also injured in that shooting.

Judge Ronna Beck found probable cause in the case against Maurice Hawkins, suspected of killing 56-year-old Baltimore woman, Barbara Lloyd.

The South Capitol Street murder trial continued; find Homicide Watch’s links roundup of the case coverage here.

Interested in what’s happening this week at DC Superior Court? See Week Ahead.

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