Allen Thomas | Homicide Watch DC news about Allen Thomasen-usWed, 06 Aug 2014 19:11:19 -0400Prosecutor: Allen Thomas "Willingly" and "Intentionally" Confronted Elike Rahmon Richardson<p>A prosecutor argued Wednesday that <a href="">Allen Thomas</a> "willingly" returned to a confrontation that left <a href="">Elike Rahmon Richardson</a> dead, contesting his attorney's claim that the stabbing was an act of self-defense.</p> <p>Judge Milton C. Lee found probable cause Wednesday to continue holding Thomas in connection with Richardson's death. <span id="more-24235"></span></p> <p>On May 14, Richardson was <a href="">found lying on his back</a>, unconscious and unresponsive in the 4400 block of C Street Southeast.</p> <p><a href="">Charging documents</a> say Thomas was outside of his home when Richardson came by and began cursing at Thomas' mother.</p> <p>Richardson told Thomas's mother, "I'll stab you, b--," a witness told police.</p> <p>The witness said Richardson was "flipping [a] knife open and closed," MPD Detective Damion Johnson testified Wednesday.</p> <p>Thomas went back into his apartment and returned with a knife, documents say. Then Thomas, along with his mother and others, began fighting Richardson. </p> <p>Thomas said he stabbed Richardson when Richardson bit him on the thumb, according to documents.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Johnson testified that the witness said Thomas went up to Richardson and punched him, while the others began "striking" Richardson as well. The witness told police Richardson backed up, put his hands up, and fell to the ground, Johnson said. </p> <p>Johnson said he found two knives at the crime scene: one with a red handle and a knife with the inscription "chef" on the sides covered in blood.</p> <p>Johnson concluded that the red handled knife belonged to Richardson, because officers removed that knife from Richardson's hand on the scene, he testified.</p> <p>Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Bradford argued that Thomas "intentionally" went into the house to get a knife and "willingly" returned to confront Richardson, instead of calling the police.</p> <p>Defense Attorney Matthew Davies argued that Richardson was armed and verbally threatened Thomas' mother, and Thomas was coming to his mother's aid.</p> <p>"Thomas was acting in self-defense on behalf of his mother and himself," Davies said.</p> <p>Judge Lee said there was an "excessive amount of evidence" before his ruling. </p> <p>A felony status conference is scheduled for October 6 before Judge Russell Canan.</p> Imari WilliamsWed, 06 Aug 2014 19:11:19 -0400 Rahmon RichardsonAllen ThomasSuspect in Stabbing Case Says he was Defending his Mother<p>The man charged with fatally stabbing <a href="">Elike Rahmon Richardson</a> in Southeast DC last month has told police that he did so in his mother's defense.</p> <p>The suspect, <a href="">Allen Thomas</a>, was presented with a charge of second-degree murder Thursday. He was ordered held pending a preliminary hearing.<br /> <span id="more-23308"></span></p> <p>According to charging documents, Thomas told police that he was outside his home with Richardson came by and began cursing at Thomas' mother. A witness to the event told police Richardson said "I'll stab you b**ch," to Thomas' mother and held a knife at his side.</p> <p>Thomas said he went into the apartment for a knife, came back outside, and Thomas, his mother, and others began fighting Richardson. Thomas said Richardson bit him on the thumb and Thomas stabbed him.</p> <p>A preliminary hearing is scheduled in the case for June 27.</p> Laura AmicoFri, 13 Jun 2014 14:29:56 -0400 Rahmon RichardsonAllen ThomasSoutheast DC Man Arrested in Stabbing Death of Elike Rahmon Richardson<p>A 28-year-old DC man has been arrested in connection with the May stabbing death of <a href="">Elike Rahmon Richardson</a> in Southeast DC, MPD said Thursday evening.</p> <p>The man, identified as <a href="">Allen Thomas</a>, of Southeast DC, is suspected of second-degree murder while armed. </p> <p>Richardson was found stabbed shortly after 9 pm. on May 13 in the 4400 block of C Street Southeast. </p> <p>A press release from MPD is after the jump.<br /> <span id="more-23283"></span></p> <blockquote><p>June 12, 2014</p> <p>Arrest Made in Homicide: 4400 Block of C Street, Southeast</p> <p>(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 4400 block of C Street, Southeast.</p> <p>On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at approximately 9:10 pm, police officers from the Sixth District responded to a call for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy was performed. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia ruled the death to be a homicide and the manner by cause of multiple sharp force injuries.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Elike Rahmon Richardson of Southeast, Washington, DC.</p> <p>On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 28 year-old Allen Thomas of Southeast, Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed in connection to the homicide of Elike Rahmon Richardson.</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoThu, 12 Jun 2014 18:28:17 -0400 Rahmon RichardsonAllen Thomas