Davon Holmes Sentenced to 24 Years in Murder of Marcellus Bailey

Judge Ronna Beck sentenced Davon Holmes Friday to 24 years in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of 24-year-old Marcellus Terrell Bailey. “There really is no sentence I can impose to really address your loss,” Judge Beck said to Bailey’s family Friday. “But due to the vicious nature of this crime I am imposing a … Read more →

Witness in Holmes Trial Dead, Lanier Says Cases “Unrelated”

Rayshawn Hailstock, the 21-year-old who died after a fight in Southeast D.C. Sunday, testified in the Davon Holmes murder trial three days prior to his death. Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation in the case and have not declared Hailstock’s death a homicide. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in an email Wednesday afternoon … Read more →

Jury Deliberations Begin in Davon Holmes Murder Trial

Prosecutors in the murder trial against Davon Holmes say that it’s not a case of “who done it. It’s a case of he did it.” But James Beane, Holmes’ defense attorney, argued that the government’s key witnesses had lied, and that the government’s theory is a “case of maybes and what ifs.” Holmes is charged … Read more →

Their case is built with weak bricks,” Defense Attorney Says of Government’s Murder Case Against Davon Holmes

Although prosecutors in the murder trial against Davon Holmes have found no motive or explanation as to why Marcellus Terrell Bailey was killed, they expect witnesses to testify at trial that they saw Holmes stab Bailey in the neck in August 2011. But Holmes’ defense attorney, James Beane, argued Tuesday that the government’s version of … Read more →

Not Guilty” Plea in NW DC Stabbing Case

Davon Holmes pled innocent today to fatally stabbing Marcellus Bailey in August 2011. Holmes, 29, is charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder while armed. Bailey, 24, died after being cut in the neck. At a preliminary hearing, MPD Detective Paul Regan said that Bailey was unarmed when he was killed. In his testimony … Read more →

Davon Holmes Held in Death of Marcellus Bailey

Davon Holmes was ordered held this morning on probable cause that he fatally stabbed Marcellus Bailey in August. Bailey, 24, died after being cut in the neck. MPD Detective Paul Regan said Wednesday that Bailey was unarmed when he was killed. In his testimony before Judge Thomas Motley, Regan did not give any indication of … Read more →

Charging documents describe victim, suspect “talking and laughing” together before fatal stabbing

The morning Marcellus Bailey was killed, a witness says, Bailey and Davon Holmes were “talking and laughing” together. Then suddenly Holmes swung out, hitting Bailey in the neck. Says another witness, it became apparent that Bailey had been stabbed when he started bleeding profusely. That’s according to charging documents presented to Holmes in court Saturday, … Read more →

Arrest in Stabbing Death of Marcellus Terrell Bailey

MPD reports an arrest in the death of 24-year-old Marcellus Terrell Bailey, who died of a stabbing on Aug. 3. Davon Holmes, a 28-year-old of Northwest DC, was arrested today on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed. A press release from MPD is below. Arrest Made in the Homicide of Marcellus Bailey ( Washington , … Read more →

Davon Holmes

  • Arrested: Sept. 9, 2011
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the Aug. 3, 2011 death of Marcellus Terrell Bailey.