Week in Review

In brief:

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

The trial of Daquan Tinker began on Monday with opening statements. Prosecutors argue that Tinker and four other individuals robbed Antoine Boddie and shot and killed Terrence Robinson while attempting to rob him. On Tuesday, Boddie testified testified that Tinker held a gun to his head and robbed him, during which time Boddie witnessed Tinker cross the street and shoot Robinson between three and four times.

Andre Hockaday, 26, was arrested and held in connection with the November 2011 shooting death of 27-year-old Ronald Smith. According to charging documents, police believe Smith was murdered because he was a witness to the murder of Ervin Lamont Griffin.

William Hunt was indicted Tuesday for premeditated first-degree murder while armed and obstruction of justice in connection with the May 2011 stabbing death of 48-year-old George White. White was stabbed 59 times during an argument over a lawnmower, the documents say.

A judge ordered Michael Gayle held Friday in connection with the June 29 stabbing death of Eboni Domally. According to prosecutors, Domally’s 9-year-old son witnessed Gayle choke and repeatedly stab his mother. Before ruling, Judge Lynn Leibovitz told the court she found Gayle “extremely dangerous and a risk of flight.”

Anthony Williams pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday for the November 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old James Edward Booker. Police found Booker suffering from gunshot wounds on the 500 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast. Booker was taken to a local hospital where he died less than one hour later.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of carrying a pistol without a license against Demonta Chappell, who is on trial for the murder of Stevann Moorer. Chappell still faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder, obstruction of justice and two firearms offenses.

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