Judge Imposes Maximum Sentences for Shooting Death of SE DC Teen

Judge Thomas Motley this afternoon imposed the maximum penalties possible under sentencing guidelines on Kevin Clark and Donald Crosland, both of whom pleaded guilty to killing teen Ricardo Minger in a Southeast DC apartment in January 2011. “Everybody makes mistakes,” Clark said at sentencing. “Sometimes you fall down and scrape your knee. Sometimes you bump … Read more →

Kevin Clark, Donald Crosland Plead Guilty in Death of Ricardo Minger

Kevin Clark and Donald Crosland today pleaded guilty to charges that they shot and killed 17-year-old Ricardo Minger in a Southeast D.C. apartment in January. Clark, 23, and Crosland, 17, could be sentenced to five to thirty years in prison for the crime. The voluntary manslaughter plea is a significant reduction from the first-degree murder … Read more →

Week Ahead

Each Friday, Homicide Watch brings you a list of upcoming hearings in the cases we follow. All hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. To add an item to the listing, email homicidewatchdc [at] gmail.com. To see scheduled court hearings beyond next week, see our calendar. Monday Kevin Clark and Donald Crosland are … Read more →

1st Degree Murder Indictment in Death of Ricardo Minger

Kevin L Clark and Donald Crosland were arraigned today on one charge each of first degree murder for the shooting death of Ricardo Vondell Minger in a SE DC apartment in January. Minger was 17 years old. Clark and Crossland both pleaded not guilty to the charges today. A jury trial is scheduled to begin … Read more →

Donald Crosland Ordered Held in Death of Ricardo Minger

Judge Thomas Motley this afternoon ordered 17-year-old Donald Crosland held in the death of Ricardo Minger after finding substantial probability that the teen was “the second shooter” in the case. Crosland is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in Minger’s Jan. 7 death inside a Southeast D.C. apartment. Kevin Clark, Crosland’s codefendant, is also being … Read more →

Trial Date Set for Ricardo Minger Murder Case

Judge Thomas Motley today set a tentative date for the two men accused of killing Ricardo Minger to stand trial, despite the fact that neither man has been indicted and one has not yet had a preliminary hearing. On Friday both the government prosecutor and Donald Crosland’s attorney suggested that Motley postpone Crosland’s preliminary hearing. … Read more →

Preliminary Hearing in Ricardo Minger Case Delayed

Donald Crosland’s preliminary hearing on first degree murder charges was postponed today so that the hearing can take place the same day as a felony status conference for Crosland’s co-defendant in the case, Kevin Clark. Both men are suspected in the shooting death of Ricardo Minger. The hearing is now scheduled for Friday, March 25 … Read more →

Suspect in Death of Ricardo Minger Told Cops he Fired Fatal Shots

Updated 2:48 p.m. with charging documents Donald Crosland, charged yesterday with first degree murder while armed in the death of teen Ricardo Minger, told homicide detectives this week that he had fired the fatal shots. Crosland, 17, is the second person charged in the shooting. A murder charge against Kevin Clark for Minger’s death is … Read more →

Second Person Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Teen Ricardo Minger

A second person has been arrested in the January shooting death of 17-year-old Ricardo Vondell Minger, the Washington Post reports. According to the report, 17-year-old Donald Crosland turned himself into police Wednesday. Crosland was presented with a first-degree murder charge this afternoon and is expected in court March 16 for a preliminary hearing in the … Read more →

Donald Crosland

  • Arrested: Feb. 23, 2011
  • Age: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Jan. 7, 2011 death of Ricardo Vondell Minger.