Donte Graves Sentenced to 10 years for Killing Tyrone Joyner

Donte Graves is an “absolute menace” who terrorized the streets, prosecutor Michael Liebman argued Wednesday, as Graves faced sentencing for the 2013 shooting death of Tyrone Joyner. Judge Russell F. Canan agreed, sentencing him to 10 years in prison. “You terrified those people,” Canan said. Graves, 20, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after a mistrial … Read more →

Donte Graves Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter After a Mistrial Last Month

Little more than a month after a jury hung on whether or not Donte Graves was guilty of murder, Graves on Friday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, saying he shot 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner in February 2013. According to the proffer of facts read in court Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Liebman, Graves, 19, shot … Read more →

Jury Deadlocks in Donte Graves Murder Trial

Judge Russell Canan declared a mistrial in the case against Donte Graves after jurors announced they were unable to reach a verdict. Ten jurors reported that they were prepared to acquit Graves of second-degree murder while armed, assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery. Of the remaining two jurors, one disagreed and another was … Read more →

Jury Begins Deliberations in Donte Graves Murder Trial

In closing arguments Wednesday, defense attorneys for Donte Graves argued that police ignored the possibility that Tyrone Joyner was shot and killed by another man, his friend. Prosecutors argued that eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence prove Graves was the shooter. Now jurors will decide which version to believe, and whether Graves is guilty of murder. … Read more →

A Year After SW DC Homicide, Donte Graves Stands Trial on Second-Degree Murder Charge

On Wednesday, a little more than a year after 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner was shot and killed near Nationals Park, his accused assailant stood for the first time before a jury. The suspect, Donte Graves is accused of second-degree murder. Prosecutors say they will present jurors with eyewitness testimony of the shooting. But Grave’s defense attorney … Read more →

Donte Graves Indicted in Connection with Tyrone Joyner Murder

Donte Graves was arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree murder, armed robbery and five related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner. Graves, 19, pleaded innocent to all charges and a trial date has been scheduled for March 2014. Joyner was found around 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 1400 … Read more →

Probable Cause Found at Donte Graves’s Preliminary Hearing

Probable cause was found Wednesday in the case against Donte Graves, an 18-year-old suspected in the murder of Tyrone Joyner near the Nationals Park on February 24. Judge Jennifer Alexander made the ruling at a preliminary hearing Wednesday. During the hearing, MPD Detective Michael Fulton testified that a man observed Graves at the scene of … Read more →

Donte Graves Reportedly One of Group of Juveniles that Killed Attorney in 2008

Donte Graves, held on suspicion of fatally shooting 21-year-old Tyrone Joyner near Nationals Park last month, was one of three teens who killed a D.C. attorney in 2008, WJLA reports. The station, citing multiple anonymous sources, says Graves was arrested for killing attorney Mark Blank, 56, in Southwest D.C. in 2008. The station reports: In … Read more →

Donte Graves Ordered Held in Southwest D.C. Homicide

Judge Karen Howze ordered Donte Graves held Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting near Nationals Park Feb. 24 which killed 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner. Graves, 18, faces second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say a witness identified Graves and said Graves had been talking to Joyner that night. The witness claimed to have seen Graves shoot Joyner … Read more →

Donte Graves Arrested on Suspicion of Fatal Shooting Near Nationals Park

Officers arrested an 18-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooting last month near Nationals Park. Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force officers arrested Donte Graves, 18, of Temple Hills, Md. Tuesday, a press release from MPD states. Police found 22-year-old Tyrone Joyner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the 1400 block of Canal … Read more →

Donte Graves

  • Arrested: March 5, 2013
  • Age: 20
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Feb. 24, 2013 death of Tyrone Joyner.