First-Degree Murder Charge Against James Speaks Dismissed

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dropped a first-degree murder charge against James Anthony Speaks, who had been indicted in the April 6, 2011 murder of Shonell “Chris” Corriea. Speaks’ attorney said Wednesday that evidence had shown Speaks to be innocent. Speaks was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder on April 12, 2011, and was detained … Read more →

Charging Documents in Shooting Death of Shonell “Chris” Corriea

Last Wednesday night, Shonell “Chris” Correia was sitting on the couch in his living room talking with his mother and checking the caller ID numbers on the house phone. Twenty minutes later he was dead. According to details in the criminal complaint against James Speaks, accused of second-degree murder in Correia’s death, after checking the … Read more →

James Speaks held in death of Shonell “Chris” Corriea

James Speaks appeared in court late this afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Shonell “Chris” Corriea on April 6. Speaks was presented with the charge and a preliminary hearing was set for Friday April 22. Shackled and wearing a white jumpsuit, Speaks hung his head through the brief … Read more →

James Speaks Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Shonell Corriea

James Anthony Speaks, a 22-year-old Northwest D.C. man, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Shonell Correia on Quincy Street NW last week. MPD’s press release follows: Arrest Made in the Homicide in the 700 Block of Quincy Street, NW (Washington, DC) —Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide … Read more →

James Anthony Speaks

  • Arrested: April 12, 2011
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Charges dropped in the April 6, 2011 death of Shonell Christopher Corriea.