Cruelty to Children” Charge Listed in Death of SE DC Toddler

According to court records, Jonathan Fullard will be presented with a charge of “cruelty to children” today alongside the first-degree felony murder charge MPD announced he had been arrested on yesterday.

Fullard is suspected of killing 20-month-old Keyontae Moore last week.

Jonathan Fullard Arrested in Death of DC Toddler Keyontae Moore

A 28-year-old Southeast DC man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony murder in the death of a DC toddler last week, MPD announced Monday evening.

Jonathan T. Fullard was arrested late Monday morning, the press release said.

The toddler, Keyontae Osbia Moore, died last Monday of blunt force trauma. The death was ruled a homicide Wednesday.
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Jury Selection Expected Tomorrow for Two Murder Cases

Judges Thomas Motley and Russell Canan ruled today on final motions in two murder cases set for trial this week, ultimately deciding that both cases are ready to move forward with jury selection.

Judge Thomas Motley is hearing the case against Kwan Kearney and Jeremy Risper, accused of killing Jamal Wilson. An overview of the case is here.

Judge Russel Canan is hearing the case against Raymond Roseboro, accused of killing Prince Okorie. An overview of the case is here.

Jury selection is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in both cases.

Stephanie Czekalinski contributed to this report.

New Features Alert: Case Tracking

We’ve been in a development sprint here at Homicide Watch and I’d like to introduce you to two new features on the site.

This weekend we debuted Case Tracking, allowing you to check, at a glance, whether a suspect is suspected, has pled guilty, or has been convicted by jury. You’ll find this information on each suspect’s page below their name and biographic details. For example, Deon Eugene Thornton’s page now says “pled guilty in the death of Derrick Phillip Thornton Jr. on Feb. 11, 2011.”

Are you interested in seeing who else has pled guilty in Homicide Watch DC’s database? Click “pled guilty” on Thornton’s page for a full listing. The same works for “suspected” and “convicted by jury.” Or check these pages:

We’ve also added more ways for you to stay up-to-date on the cases you’re interested in. Now follow individual victims and suspects pages by clicking the orange “subscribe” button below the name and biography field (it’s right below the Tweet and Facebook share buttons).

You can still sign-up for our daily email, too. Enter your email address in the “Subscribe” field of the blue sidebar on the homepage. We promise not to share your email address with anyone.

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Raymond Roseboro Trial Expected to Begin Today

Prince Okorie was 16 years old when he was gunned down at 4:30 in the afternoon on a residential street in Petworth in November 2010.

Today Raymond Roseboro will stand trial in Okorie’s death.
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First and O” Murder Trial Expected to Start Today

Just one month after being sentenced to a 60-year prison term for shooting and killing Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr, Kwan Kearney is due to stand trial again.

Kearney, who turned 21 on Wednesday, is suspected in the shooting death of Jamal Wilson. He and his co-defendant, Jeremy Risper, are expected to stand trial in that case today.
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Weekend Read: South Capitol Street Memorial Act Passes First Council Read

The DC Council this week approved a truancy and youth mental health services bill crafted in response to the South Capitol Street shooting.
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Week in Review

Robert Wight was fatally stabbed last Sunday in Southeast DC; his neighbor, Ellsworth Colbert, is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the case. Prosecutors say an argument between the men began with a fight about a dog.

A DC toddler died early Monday morning of blunt force trauma; the DC Medical Examiner ruled Wednesday that the child was a victim of homicide. The child was identified as 20-month-old Keyontae Osbia Moore of Southeast DC, the youngest homicide victim of the year.

A grand jury charged Albrecht Muth with first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Viola Drath, at their Georgetown home last August. The charge is an upward departure from the second-degree murder charge Muth is being held on. Muth is expected in court this week for arraignment.

Karl Pugh pleaded innocent to a charge of second-degree murder while armed; prosecutors say he shot and killed Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC in September.

Stephen Barnes pleaded “guilty” today to one count of second-degree murder while armed in the Dec. 2011 shooting death of Stephon Way at a Northeast DC gas station. A 16-year-old girl was also injured in that shooting.

Judge Ronna Beck found probable cause in the case against Maurice Hawkins, suspected of killing 56-year-old Baltimore woman, Barbara Lloyd.

The South Capitol Street murder trial continued; find Homicide Watch’s links roundup of the case coverage here.

Interested in what’s happening this week at DC Superior Court? See Week Ahead.

Karl Pugh Indicted in Shooting Death of Quentin Ragland

Karl Pugh pleaded innocent Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder while armed; prosecutors say he shot and killed Quentin Ragland in Southeast DC in September.
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Probable Cause Found in Case Against Maurice Hawkins

Judge Ronna Beck found probable cause today in the case against Maurice Hawkins, suspected of killing 56-year-old Baltimore woman, Barbara Lloyd.

Hawkins, 54, appeared in court Friday for the preliminary hearing on a charge of second-degree murder while armed.
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