Jury Begins Deliberations in Claire Rice’s Murder Trial

In closing arguments Friday, prosecutors portrayed the murder of Anthony Garland Rice as a calculated and well-planned execution, carried out by his cousin, Claire Rice, 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 … Read more →

Prosecutors: Anthony Rice’s Death was Older Cousin’s “Lottery Ticket”

Claire Rice spent an entire month planning her cousin’s murder in order to cash in on two life insurance policies, prosecutors alleged as Rice’s trial opened Wednesday. The money would have kept Rice from from losing her house. “Evidence will show she was living well beyond her means,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkoff said in … Read more →

Claire Rice Indicted in Anthony Rice Murder

Claire Rice was arraigned Monday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and related weapons offenses in connection with the December 2012 shooting death of her 58-year-old cousin, Anthony Garland Rice. Rice, 65, pleaded innocent to all charges and is held pending a status hearing January 10, 2014. Police found Anthony Rice on December … Read more →

Prosecutors Allege Claire Rice Murdered Cousin, Anthony, Over Life Insurance Policies

Judge Lynn Leibovitz found substantial probability Wednesday that Claire Rice shot and killed her cousin, Anthony Garland Rice, last year. Leibovitz also ruled that Rice is a danger to the community; she remains held while a grand jury investigates the case. Prosecutors believe that Rice – who worked as a manager at an Applebee’s restaurant … Read more →

Claire Rice Held in Shooting Death of Anthony Rice

Claire Rice, 65, was ordered held Wednesday on suspicion of shooting and killing her cousin,Anthony Garland Rice. Anthony Rice’s body was found Dec. 17, 2012 near Marshall Elementary School in Northeast D.C. Prosecutors argued Wednesday that there was a “high degree of planning that went into” the murder, adding that a gun was purchased under … Read more →

Claire Rice Arrested in Death of Anthony Garland Rice

Police arrested 65-year-old Claire Rice of Silver Spring, Md., Monday in the shooting death of Anthony Garland Rice. Anthony Rice, 58, was found unconscious and pronounced dead on Dec. 17, 2012, in the 3100 block of Fort Lincoln Drive Northeast, just behind Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. It’s unclear if he and Claire Rice are related. … Read more →

Claire Rice

Suspected in the Dec. 17, 2012, death of Anthony Garland Rice.