James Fells Found Innocent in 2011 Murder of Christopher Freeman

James Fells was found innocent Tuesday, freeing him from charges related to the 2011 murder of Christopher Freeman. Jurors in the case deliberated for less than three hours before reaching their verdict. Dressed in a sweater vest and tie, Fells, 28, wiped the tears from his eyes as the foreperson read the jury’s decision around … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Begin in Murder Trial Against James Fells

Jurors in the murder trial of James Fells heard closing arguments in the case Tuesday morning. Fells, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and several assault and firearms charges in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 28-year-old Christopher Freeman. When presenting the government’s case at trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Bradford argued that Fells … Read more →

Witness Testifies James Fells Shot and Killed Christopher Freeman Without Provocation

A months-long dispute between James Fells and Christopher Emanuel Freeman ended in a shooting that left Freeman dead and sent another man in the hospital with serious injuries, prosecutors told a jury Tuesday. Fells, who has also used the name James Fields, is charged with first-degree murder and several assault and weapons charges in connection … Read more →

Not Guilty” Plea in Fatal SE DC Double Shooting

James Fields, suspected in the shooting death of Christopher Freeman in Southeast DC on August 5, pled innocent to the charges against him Friday. Fields, 28, was indicted on March 14 on charges including premeditated first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, aggravated assault while armed, and weapons offenses. Freeman was one of … Read more →

Substantial Probability” in Case Against James Fields, Rules Leibovitz

Judge Lynn Leibovitz today found substantial probability in the case against James Fields, accused of fatally shooting Christopher Freeman in Southeast DC on August 5. Freeman was one of two people shot in an ally in the 300 block of 34th Street Southeast at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 5. Detective William Covington said Friday … Read more →

James Fields Arrested in Christopher Freeman Homicide

A 31-year-old homeless man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Christopher Freeman in Southeast DC on Aug. 5. James Fields is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in the case, MPD said in a press release. The release is after the jump. August 11, 2011 Arrest Made in the Homicide of … Read more →

James Fells

  • Arrested: Aug. 11, 2011
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Acquitted in the Aug. 5, 2011 death of Christopher Emanuel Freeman.