Burnis Cole on Supervised Release Before January Trial

A judge ordered Burnis Cole released on high intensity supervision Tuesday after a bond review hearing. Cole is charged with first-degree murder while armed and related weapons offenses for the January 2013 death of Raasheem Jamal Rich. Cole’s trial is expected to begin January 2015. Rich, 40, was found suffering from multiple stab wounds in … Read more →

Burnis Cole Indicted in Raasheem Jamal Rich Murder

Burnis Cole was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree murder while armed and a related weapons offense in connection with the stabbing death of 40-year-old Raasheem Jamal Rich. Cole pleaded innocent to all charges and remains held pending a status hearing November 14. Police found Rich on January 10 at 3:27 p.m. on the 2800 … Read more →

Burnis Cole Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Stabbing Death of Raasheem Rich

On Thursday Judge William Jackson found probable cause on the lesser charge of second-degree murder while armed in the case against Burnis Cole, suspected of fatal stabbing of 40-year-old Raasheem Jamal Rich. Prosecutors had sought a charge of first-degree murder. According to arrest documents, video surveillance from a liquor store on Alabama Avenue Southeast recorded … Read more →

Weekend Read: Raasheem Jamal Rich, D.C.’s First Homicide Victim of 2013, Served 20 Years for 1990 Murder

The Washington Post reports that Raasheem Jamal Rich, fatally stabbed Jan. 10, was once himself a killer in 1990. Rich spent two decades in prison, during which the number of people killed in D.C. plummeted. His conviction two decades ago, and his violent death this year, connect two wildly different moments in the history of … Read more →

Burnis Cole Held in Death of Raasheem Rich

Burnis Cole, the man accused in D.C.’s first homicide of 2013, appeared in court Friday afternoon to be presented with a charge of first-degree murder. The judge in the case, Karen Howze, ruled that there was enough evidence at this stage to hold Cole in connection with the fatal stabbing of Raasheem Jamal Rich on … Read more →

Burnis Cole Arrested in Raasheem Jamal Rich Murder

Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force officers have arrested Burnis Cole Thursday in connection with the Jan. 10 murder of Raasheem Jamal Rich. Rich, 40, was the District’s first homicide of 2013. Police distributed a video showing a person of interest in the case Saturday. As of Thursday afternoon, Cole had not yet appeared before … Read more →

Burnis Cole

  • Arrested: Jan. 17, 2013
  • Age: 35
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Jan. 11, 2013, death of Raasheem Jamal Rich.