Week in Review

This post has been updated to include the death of Edward Eugene Hall Jr.

In brief:

Four homicides were reported this week in D.C.:

Darious Scales, 20, was arrested and held Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection to the August 2013 shooting death of Timothy Delonte Dawkins. Charging documents say Scales engaged in a shootout with Todd Green, who was arrested just after Dawkins’ death.

Michael Anthony Coleman was indicted Thursday with second-degree murder while armed, plus two assault and weapon charges in connection with the stabbing death of Candance Reed. On Thurday, he pleaded innocent to the charges before a judge.

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case against Raymond Faunteroy after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict for any of his charges. He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder while armed and two weapons charge in connection with the 2011 murder of 19-year-old Derrick Ragland.

Anthony Hatton, Johnnie Harris and Jekwan Smith pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges in connection with the 2011 shooting deaths of Tyrell Fogle and Isaiah Sheffield. In exchange for their pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop the men’s remaining charges.

Shortly before his scheduled trial, Marquette Tibbs pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter while armed for the November 2012 shooting death of Andre Jackson. His guilty plea comes after jurors acquitted his former co-defendant, Lamonte Perry, of first-degree premeditated murder, but deadlocked over the lesser-included charge of second-degree murder.

A judge sentenced DeAndre Shaheed to 20 years in prison for his second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 31-year-old Akinwole Olu Williams. In July, he pleaded guilty to the charge and prosecutors dismissed his charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, attempted armed robbery and five others.

Bernard Fleming was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday after jurors convicted him of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Edward Jones. His co-defendant Joseph Peoples was sentenced Friday to 1 year for his convictions of carrying a pistol outside the home and tampering with evidence.

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