18 Year Sentence for “Senseless” Killing of Rico Matthews

It was just a little over a year ago that Rico Matthews was playing video games with friends when Jerome Bailey knocked on the door, entered the home and, in what prosecutors described as a “jealous rage,” chased Matthews through the house shooting at him. Today Judge Lynn Leibovitz called that crime “senseless.” “Two lives … Read more →

Jerome Bailey Pleads Guilty in Death of Rico Matthews

Jerome Bailey pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Rico Matthews, whom Bailey believed was having a relationship with a woman that he also saw. By pleading guilty, Bailey faces a sentence of 16 to 20 years imprisonment. According to charging documents in the case, the woman told authorities that Bailey … 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 →

Indictment Against Jerome Bailey may be Handed Up in July

Prosecutors said Friday that Jerome Bailey could be indicted in July for the shooting death of Rico Matthews last November. Bailey, 20, is accused of fatally shooting Matthews after an argument. He appeared in court today for a felony status conference. The prosecutor in the case said at the hearing that an indictment should be … Read more →

Jerome Bailey to be Tried in Shooting Death of Rico Matthews

A Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that 20-year-old Jerome Bailey can be tried for the shooting death of Rico Matthews. Matthews, a 36-year-old D.C. resident, was shot at least twice on Nov. 5, 2010 while inside a single family home in the 4000 block of First Street Southeast D.C., according to the criminal complaint against … Read more →

Arrest in Rico Matthews Murder

This just in from Metro PD ARREST MADE IN HOMICIDE IN THE 4000 BLOCK OF FIRST STREET, SE (Washington, DC) Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today that an arrest has been made in the homicide of 36 year-old Rico Matthews. On Friday, November 5, 2010, at approximately 2:00 pm, units … Read more →

Jerome Bailey

  • Arrested: Nov. 23, 2010
  • Age: 21
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Nov. 5, 2010 death of Rico Matthews.