Maurice Leo Hawkins Pleads Innocent in Murder of Barbara Lloyd

A grand jury has indicted Maurice Leo Hawkins on a charge of first-degree murder for the 2011 death of Barbara Lloyd.

The indictment alleges that Hawkins fatally stabbed Lloyd, a homeless Baltimore woman, with premeditated malice Aug. 8, 2011. Officers found her body near the Old Post Office Pavilion, less than a mile from the White House, at 6:20 a.m. that day.

Detectives charged Hawkins after a DNA analysis determined that blood on his shoes, t-shirt, backpack, and inside the handle of a folding knife he carried belonged to Lloyd.

According to the indictment, Hawkins called 911 the morning Lloyd was found dead, and also placed a call to his parole officer saying he had “walked up on a dead woman.”

Hawkins has pleaded innocent and rejected an offer from prosecutors to plead guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder while armed.

Maurice Hawkins Grand Jury Charges (Text)

Note: Due to staffing, Homicide Watch DC did not publish between mid-August and mid-October. This is among the cases we are going back to cover and we apologize for the delay in publishing.

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