Murder Charge, Weapons Charges Dropped in Case Against Ray Dicks

Prosecutors have dropped charges against murder suspect Ray Allen Dicks, freeing Dicks after 11 months in DC jail. Judge William Jackson signed an order releasing Dicks Oct. 19; ten months earlier Jackson had found “substantial probability” in the case against the 22-year-old. Dicks was accused of killing 24-year-old Eric Dionte Kearney, shooting him multiple times … Read more →

Ray Dicks Ordered Held in Eric Kearney’s Death, Despite Arguments Against Witness ID and Alibi

Relying on an eyewitness identification that Ray Dicks’ defense attorney characterized as problematic, Judge William Jackson found substantial probability today in the case accusing Dicks of fatally shooting Eric Kearney over a jailhouse rumor. “It appears that this witness had a fairly good opportunity to observe [the shooting],” Jackson said in his finding. According to … Read more →

Did a Jailhouse Rumor Lead to Eric Kearney’s Death?

Kwan Kearney is awaiting trial in two separate murders in November 2010: Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr. on Nov. 8 and Jamal Demetrius Wilson on Nov. 14. His brother, Eric Kearney, also known as Tay, was supposed to be a witness for the defense in one of those cases, but he was shot and killed on … Read more →

Ray Dicks Arrested on Suspicion of Murder 1 in Eric Kearney’s Shooting Death

A 21-year-old Capitol Heights man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the October shooting death of Eric Kearney. Ray Allen Dicks was presented with the charge Wednesday at DC Superior Court, according to court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 23. MPD’s press release, which was … Read more →

Ray Allen Dicks

  • Arrested: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Age: 22
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Charges dropped in the Oct. 17, 2011 death of Eric Kearney.