Woman studying to become nun admits to killing newborn

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A Somoan woman who came to the United States last fall to become a nun admitted to killing her newborn son after secretly giving birth at a Catholic convent in Northeast Washington. Twenty-six-year-old Sosefina Amoa pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Friday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of her infant child. On Oct. […]

Dozens arrested in domestic violence sweep

Prince George's County Sheriff's Deputies served domestic-violence related warrants on nearly 60 people during a "Operation Broken Heart" sweep this week. (Photo Prince George's County Sheriff's Office)

Prince George’s County law enforcement authorities arrested nearly 60 people as part of a sweep that focused on domestic-violence-related warrants. The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Maryland State Police and the U.S. Marshals Task Force, spread out to more than 150 address around the county and in the District of Columbia as […]

Crime History, Feb. 28, 1979: Crips co-founder ‘Tookie’ Williams goes on killing spree

Stanley "Tookie" Williams

On this day, Feb. 28, in 1979, Stanley “Tookie” Williams III, co-founder of the notorious Crips street gang in Los Angeles, killed the first of four people during a two-week armed robbery spree in Southern California. Williams, who was found guilty of four killings, became an anti-violence crusader on death row. He insisted until his execution that he […]

D.C. police identify teenagers killed in separate attacks

Crime scene tape surrounds a courtyard in the 3600blk of Jay Street N.E. after an unidentified women was shoot on Thursday, February 27.

D.C. police are investigating the overnight deaths of two teenagers in separate attacks Thursday night. At around 6 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a man down in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace in Southeast Washington. Police found a 17-year-old male suffering from a stab wound. The teen, identified Friday as Jonathan Adams of Southwest D.C., […]

The Crime Scene: Facts of death outside firehouse kept from public; 1994 cold case solved; and MoCo teen missing since December

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We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • Internal affairs report on death outside firehouse shows key info kept from public (Fox5) • D.C. police make arrest in 1994 cold case murder (D.C. Crime Stories) • District man found guilty in 2008 shooting that killed rival, bystander […]

D.C. police make arrest in 1994 cold case murder

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D.C. police have arrested a Silver Spring man for a decades-old cold case homicide in Northeast Washington. Forty-one-year-old Frank Joseph Williams IV was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the 1994 shooting death of 29-year-old Kevin Spencer Proctor. A D.C. police spokesman late Thursday said he did not know what new evidence led to detectives […]

D.C. man found guilty in 2008 shooting that killed rival, bystander

7) D.C. Police Runaway Girls Scandal -- D.C. police officer Marc Washington was arrested on child pornography charges and veteran Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. was arrested on accusations of running a prostitution ring after a missing girl was found at his D.C. apartment. Police are investigating whether the cases were connected. Washington died Dec. 11, 2013 after he was found in the waters of Hains Point.

A D.C. man who accidentally killed his father during a botched robbery has been found guilty in the slaying of a rival and a innocent bystander in a separate shooting. Twenty-three-year old Arvel Crawford had been a part of a deadly dispute between gangs in the Sursum Corda public housing in the gentrifying NoMa neighborhood […]

Attorney General Eric Holder rushed to D.C. hospital

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Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has been released from a District of Columbia hospital where he was admitted Thursday morning after experiencing breathing problems and an elevated heart rate. During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, Holder began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath, to Department of Justice officials. As a precaution, […]

Crime History, Feb. 27, 1859: Congressman kills D.C. district attorney over affair with wife

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On this day, Feb. 27, in 1859, Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed his wife’s lover, the district attorney for the District of Columbia, Philip Barton Key, son of Francis Scott Key. Key and Sickles’ wife, Teresa, frequently rendezvoused in Lafayette Square near the White House. After learning of their affair, Sickles forced his wife to […]