Claude Kinney Sentenced to 30 Years for Stabbing Death of Alecia Wheeler

One by one, Alecia Wheeler’s sister pulled items out of a blue plastic shopping bag. First, a small blue lunchbox, then a pink one, another pink one, and another pink one. A borrowed Army jacket Wheeler wore, then a crumpled Mylar balloon. It read “Happy Birthday,” and had been tied to the stroller Wheeler was … Read more →

Guilty Plea in Stabbing Death of Alicia Wheeler

Claude Kinney pleaded guilty this morning to first degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Alicia Wheeler, his estranged wife. In exchange for the plea, the government agreed to not seek a sentence of more than 30 years, the minimum charge in a first-degree murder case. In the government’s presentation of evidence Tuesday, the prosecutor … Read more →

Preliminary Hearing for Man Suspected in Trinidad Stabbing Postponed

Court records show that a preliminary hearing for Claude Kinney, suspected in the stabbing death of his wife, Alecia Wheeler, in Trinidad this month, has been postponed. Kinney, 48, was scheduled to appear before Judge Fisher tomorrow. Instead he is now scheduled to appear before Judge Fisher on Oct. 18. He remains in custody. Kinney … Read more →

Claude Kinney Held in Stabbing Death of Alecia Wheeler

Claude Kinney was ordered held today pending a preliminary hearing, after Judge Levie found substantial probability to believe that Kinney stabbed his wife on Tuesday, killing her in front of their children. Charging documents in the case describe Kinney driving up to Alecia Wheeler, throwing her onto his truck, and stabbing her. An MPD officer … Read more →

Alicia Wheeler Sought Protective Orders Against Claude Kinney

On Monday Alicia Wheeler was in court, filing for an order to protect her from Claude Kinney. She was given a two week order, but on Wednesday she was dead. Kinney, authorities believe, killed her. The Washington Post reports that Wheeler filed for least two protective orders: Describing a pattern of recent domestic assaults, she … Read more →

Trinidad Stabbing Victim ID’ed as Alicia Wheeler; Claude Kinney Arrested in Connection with Case

A woman stabbed to death in a Trinidad alley Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 42-year-old Alicia Wheeler, the Washington Post reports. Claude Kinney, 48, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed, but has not yet been presented with the charge. Arrest Made in Slaying of Woman in Northeast DC: Read … Read more →

Claude Kinney

  • Arrested: Sept. 13, 2011
  • Age: 48
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Sept. 13, 2011, death of Alicia Wheeler.