No homicides were reported this week.
Attorneys gave their final arguments in the trial of Claire Rice, accused of killing her cousin, Anthony Garland Rice. Prosecutors portrayed the murder as a calculated and well-planned execution, carried out in order to cash in on two life insurance policies. Rice’s defense said she didn’t need the money and argued that Anthony Rice may have simply been killed in a robbery.
Jurors began deliberating in the trial of Andre Miles for the death of Sandy Green III. A key witness testified that she saw Miles shoot Green in broad daylight. Under cross-examination, she told a defense attorney: “I saw your client walk up and shoot Sandy.”
A judge found probable cause against John Dyson and Alisha King for second-degree murder charges in connection with Arthur Lee Gaither’s death. Dyson will be held at the D.C. jail until his arraignment. King, who has no prior criminal record, was released into high intensity supervision.
A judge sentenced Don Demichie Page, Jr. to 14 years in prison for the June 2013 shooting death of Quentin Lavar White. White’s widow told the court: “This wasn’t a stranger who shot him. He knew him and I feel like when he killed one person, he took three lives.”
William Jackson, 27, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed for the shooting death of 22-year-old Delonte Hemphill. Jackson was released to a halfway house after being presented with a charge of second-degree murder for Hemphill’s death.