Chappell Jury Foreman: “There was very little question in our minds as to his guilt on the obstruction charges.”

A jury convicted Demonta Chappell of the murder of Stevann Moorer Thursday, plus two firearm charges and obstruction of justice. But immediately after the verdict was read, Judge Rhonda Winston said there might not be enough evidence for the obstruction charge, and she ordered lawyers from both sides to submit briefs. This was a surprise … Read more →

Demonta Chappell Found Guilty in the Murder of Stevann Moorer

A jury found Demonta Chappell guilty of first-degree premeditated murder while armed in the 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer. Jurors delivered the verdict Wednesday afternoon after less than two days of deliberations. During trial, an eyewitness testified that she saw Chappell shoot Moorer multiple times. “While I was walking back home, I cut through … Read more →

Jury Begins Deliberations in Demonta Chappell Murder Trial

On Oct. 27, 2012, Demonta Chappell walked up to Stevann Moorer and shot him, prosecutors said in closing arguments Monday. “But that wasn’t enough,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Veronica Sanchez told the jury. “He shot him two more times. But that wasn’t enough. As Stevann Moorer lay helpless on the ground, that man stood over him … Read more →

Defense: Demonta Chappell “had nothing to do with this murder”

Prosecutors say Demonta Chappell followed Stevann Moorer, on the night of Oct. 27, 2012, and shot and killed him. “Chappell and Moorer were walking so close that night that people may have thought they were together,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kravis said in opening arguments Monday. But defense attorney Emily Stirba has a different theory … Read more →

Gun Charge Dropped in Demonta Chappell Case

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of carrying a pistol without a license Thursday in the case against Demonta Chappell, who is accused of fatally shooting Stevann Moorer. Chappell’s other charges remain the same, including first-degree premeditated murder, two firearm offenses, and obstruction of justice. Moorer, 26, was found by police in the 500 Block of Parkland … Read more →

Demonta Chappell Murder Trial Delayed Again

The trial of Demonta Chappell was delayed Monday after his defense team failed to submit their DNA evidence before the start of trial. Judge Jennifer Anderson ruled that the case be carried for trial so the U.S. Attorney’s office would have enough time to consult with the government’s expert. Nearly one year ago, a grand … Read more →

Demonta Chappell Indicted in Murder Stevann Moorer

Demonta Chappell was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder while armed, obstruction of justice, and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2012 shooting death of 26-year-old Stevann Moorer. Chappell pleaded innocent to all charges and is held pending a status hearing November 22. Police found Moorer October 27, 2012 at approximately 9:08 … Read more →

Judge Finds Probable Cause that Demonta Chappell Murdered Stevann Moorer

Judge Russell Canan found probable cause Friday that Demonta Chappell was responsible for the October 2012 shooting death of 26-year-old Stevann Moorer. Canan also ordered him held while a grand jury investigates the case. “Inconsistencies aside, there’s reason to believe that the defendant committed these crimes,” Canan told the court. Chappell, 21, is charged with … Read more →

Demonta Chappell Ordered Held for Murder of Stevann Moorer

Demonta Michael Chappell, 21, appeared in court Saturday, where Judge Neal Kravitz ordered him held on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the Oct. 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer. Moorer was found dead Oct. 27, 2012 at 9:08 p.m. at the 500 block of Parkland Place Southeast. Chappell is scheduled to return to … Read more →

Demonte Michael Chappelle Arrested in Shooting Death of Stevann Moorer

A 21-year-old Southwest DC man was arrested Saturday in connection with the October 2012 shooting death of Stevann Moorer. MPD identified the suspect as Demonte Michael Chappelle and said he was suspected of second-degree murder while armed. MPD’s press release is below. February 9, 2013 Arrest in the Homicide: 500 Block of Parkland Place, SE … Read more →

Demonta Michael Chappell

  • Arrested: Feb. 9, 2013
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the Oct. 27, 2012, death of Stevann Moorer.