Week in Review

In brief:

A man stabbed to death at Library Bar and Grill near Catholic University was identified as 34-year-old James Barrington Johnson.

Curtis Patterson pled guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of Angelo Jones. Patterson had been a co-defendant with Rickey Pharr, who was convicted of first-degree murder. The cases were severed just before Pharr’s trial began.

Raymond Roseburo, accused of killing 16-year-old Prince Okorie in Nov. 2010, took the stand in his own defense to proclaim his innocence. Deliberations in that case began Tuesday and have not yet finished. On Friday, the jury said it remained deadlocked. Judge Russell Canan instructed jurors to return Monday and continue working towards a verdict.

Meanwhile, the trial of Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper, accused in the shooting death of Jamal Wilson, went to the jury Thursday morning. By midday, jurors had returned guilty verdicts for Kearney and Risper on all counts. Sentencing for both men is scheduled for June 15.

Raymond Faunteroy was arrested in the Dec. 2011 shooting death of 19-year-old Derrick Ragland. Detectives in the case say Faunteroy tried to buy a gun from Ragland days before, but was robbed.

A second-degree murder charge against Aaron Adams was dismissed. Adams had been suspected in the stabbing death of Garrett Armand White.

A Grand Jury returned a 24-count indictment against Terry JimenezDeonte Bryant, and Terrance Bush, including charges of first-degree murder, assault with intent to kill, and aggravated assault. All three were allegedly involved in a shootout at last year’s Caribbean Festival that killed Robert Foster Jr, a bystander. The three co-defendants pleaded innocent on Friday.

An attack on a pregnant woman is being investigated as a homicide because the woman’s eight-month-old fetus died. The child, identified as Kuron Rashad Hunt, was born after his mother was stabbed in the abdomen. The mother survived but Hunt, delivered after the stabbing, died shortly after.

Shawn Davis was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the stabbing death of Tawanna Barnes-Copeland. Davis pled guilty to second-degree murder in November 2011, two months after being indicted on a charge of first-degree murder.

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