- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two D.C. men were convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a 2009 killing at a dice game in Southeast, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District said.

Aaron Andrews, 19, and Curtis Weeks, 18, face life in prison after a two-week trial in D.C. Superior Court for killing a man who came to the aid of a friend during an attempted robbery.

The men also were convicted of charges of second-degree murder while armed, attempted armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and other gun-related offenses. They are to be sentenced on Sept. 9.

Authorities say that at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2009, Andrews and Weeks were in the area near a parking lot in the 1100 block of Eaton Road SE where several men were taking part in a dice game and could be seen putting money on the ground.

Andrews and Weeks left the area, only to return later carrying guns. Andrews demanded money at gunpoint from one of the men, who ran. Andrews shot him in the stomach.

Reggie Cook, 20, came to the aid of his friend who was shot, grabbing Andrews‘ gun. Weeks shot Cook in the chin, killing him.

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