Week in Review

In brief:

Delonta Hendrix, 32, of Northwest DC, was killed in a shooting that also injured three others. MPD said in a press release Thursday afternoon that officers responding to the sound of gunshots found Hendrix shot in the 1100 block of 1st Street, NW. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Vernon Davis, 24, or Northeast DC was found shot to death in Northeast DC Friday morning.

After three weeks of deliberating, jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial announced partial verdicts Wednesday morning on two of the four defendants, but the judge assigned to the case refused to accept their ruling when jurors on one of the verdicts did not appear to be unanimous and the other verdict was read in a confusing manner.

Keir Johnson and Lester Williams turned down a government plea offer Thursday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Jamal Coates.

Antonio Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for the 2011 shooting death of Davon Paul Gray.

Ronald Page was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for the shooting death of his stepson, 22-year-old Nicholas Ray Satcher. Page addressed the court Friday for over half an hour often breaking down into tears while talking about his life, his dreams, and his family. But when it came to his stepson’s shooting, Page seemed to place blame on his family, and claimed he was being attacked by Satcher and that he shot him in self-defense. “I did not kill Nicholas,” Page said. “The situation was brought on by Nicholas, and his actions killed him.”

Carlos Parks and Troy Robinson were ordered held Friday while a grand jury investigates the case charging the men with killing 25-year-old Tywayne Thompson over a scooter.

Melvin Linkins was ordered released from D.C. jail Friday after Judge Herbert Dixon ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed in the case charging Linkins with the death of 37-year-old D.C. firefighter Marc Emilio Dancy. A spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office said the case remains under investigation.

Decordre Franklin was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for the shooting death of 33-year-old Irving Jones Jr.

Prosecutors dropped their case against Deangelo Garner on Friday in the 2010 shooting death of Antonio Vela.

blog comments powered by Disqus