Joseph Chandler Withdraws Insanity Defense

Joseph Chandler will not move forward with an insanity defense, his attorney told a judge in a mental observation hearing Friday. Chandler is charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Shirley Tucker. On Dec.6, 2012, police found Tucker with five gunshot wounds to her left arm pit, upper right … Read more →

Joseph Chandler Ordered Held for Mental Observation

During a status hearing Friday, Joseph Chandler was ordered by Judge Jennifer Anderson to report to St. Elizabeths Hospital for a 30 day observation. Defense attorney Katerina Semyonova was denied a motion to have the observations done at Chandler’s home, arguing complications with Chandler’s recent knee surgery have made it difficult for him to leave … Read more →

Joseph Chandler to Pursue Insanity Defense in Death of Shirley Tucker

Joseph Chandler will assert an insanity defense in connection to the shooting death of his girlfriend, 63-year-old Shirley Tucker, his defense attorney said Friday. Chandler, 73 is charged with second-degree murder while armed and has been on release from jail for medical reasons since July of last year. Judge Jennifer Anderson will allow Chandler to … Read more →

Joseph Chandler Released from D.C. Jail Due to Medical Conditions

Joseph Chandler, the man accused of shooting and killing 63-year-old Shirley Tucker, was released from D.C. jail Friday due to medical conditions. Judge Herbert Dixon Jr. released Chandler into the supervisory custody of a friend of Chandler’s who volunteered to let him stay with her. Chandler’s daughters also agreed to share the responsibility of seeing … Read more →

Joseph Chandler Ordered Held in Murder of Shirley Renee Tucker

Joseph Chandler, suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend, Shirley Renee Tucker, appeared in court Thursday and was ordered held without bond. Chandler had been receiving treatment at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after complaining of chest pains. Chandler’s hospitalization prevented him from appearing in court earlier in the week. He was arrested a few hours after … Read more →

Joseph Chandler Admitted to Killing Shirley Tucker, Police Allege

Charging documents against Joseph Chandler say that Chandler spontaneously admitted to shooting and killing 63-year-old Shirley Tucker last week. Chandler, 73, is currently hospitalized at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after having complained of chest pains. Chandler was arrested a few hours after the shooting Dec. 6, but he has yet to be presented before the … Read more →

Shooting Victim IDed as Shirley Renee Tucker; Boyfriend Arrested

Police have identified the victim in last night’s fatal shooting in Northeast as Shirley Renee Tucker, 63. Her boyfriend, Joseph Chandler, is in custody, the Washington Post reports. Chandler, 73, was arrested inside an apartment in the 1800 block of Maryland Ave Northeast, where the shooting to place, according to the Post. [Officer Araz Alali, … Read more →

Northeast DC Shooting Kills 63-Year-Old Woman

The Washington Post reports that a 63-year-old woman was found shot in an apartment in the 1800 block of 18th Street Northeast street around 8:15 p.m. last night. The woman was transported to a hospital where she later died from her injuries. Metropolitan police have arrested one suspect in connection with the case. Officials have … Read more →

Joseph Chandler

Suspected in the Dec. 6, 2012, death of Shirley Renee Tucker.