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Gary Dederichs

Suspect in Petworth hammer attacks not fit to stand trial

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a 19-year-old man charged in a series of hammer attacks in Petworth, including a fatal assault on a tourist, is incompetent to stand trial at this time. Published May 11, 2012

Gary Dederichs

D.C. hammer-attack suspect has history of mental health problems

A 19-year-old man charged with two hammer attacks in Petworth, and now a similar attack that killed a tourist, has a history of mental illness and inquired multiple times about obtaining a gun in the week before the series of assaults, according to court documents filed Thursday. Published May 10, 2012

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.  (Drew Angerer / The Washington Times)

Lanier signs contract to stay with D.C. police

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has signed a new five-year contract with the District that keeps her current $253,000-a-year salary in place, Mayor Vincent C. Gray confirmed Wednesday. Published May 9, 2012

5 guilty of murder in 2010 South Capitol Street shootings

A D.C. jury on Monday found five men guilty of murder in a series of horrific, retaliatory shootings that left five people dead and injured nine others in 2010 along South Capitol Street in Southeast. Published May 7, 2012

FBI surveillance video shows former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson accepting a bribe from real estate developer Mizra Baig. Jackson pleaded guilty in May and is to be sentenced Dec. 6. (FBI)

Johnson associate sentenced in P.G. corruption probe

A developer who pleaded guilty to bribing former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson before cooperating with authorities was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday. Published May 3, 2012

Two nonfatal shootings in D.C. Tuesday night

Two nonfatal shootings were reported Tuesday night in the District following a series of five homicides in four days, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published May 2, 2012

Nathan Cedric Rogers

P.G. killing suspect's mother: My son needs help

A District Heights man accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend will undergo a mental-competency evaluation after his mother pleaded for the court's help Monday during a hearing in Prince George's County District Court. Published April 30, 2012

Teen brother of 49ers star suspected in Petworth attacks

The 19-year-old brother of San Francisco 49ers star Vernon Davis was arrested Thursday night in connection with an assault that D.C. police believe could be linked to three other violent attacks in the Petworth neighborhood, including a fatal assault on a tourist. Published April 27, 2012

Gary Dederichs

D.C. tourist's killing may be related to other assaults

The killing of a 66-year-old tourist this week might be related to two other violent attacks that occurred within 26 hours of the fatal beating in the Petworth neighborhood, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Thursday. Published April 26, 2012

Murderer of UMd. student gets 49-year sentence

A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a University of Maryland student during a robbery last year was sentenced Wednesday to 49 years in prison. Published April 25, 2012

P.G. homicide victim ID'd

Prince George's County police have identified an 18-year-old District Heights man who was fatally shot Tuesday evening. Published April 25, 2012

Joshua Barlow

Temple Hills man charged in killing of prostitute

A Temple Hills man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman found in a vacant apartment unit in the same complex where the man lived, police said Saturday. Published April 21, 2012

Student charged with killing roommate at Bowie State released on bond

A Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing her college roommate in the neck was released on bond last week pending trial, a move the young woman's attorney said signals support of her claim that the killing was in self-defense. Published April 19, 2012