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Latest Kwan Kearney Items
Two wards of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) - including one who escaped from its $46 million, state-of-the-art detention facility in Maryland - were brought to justice last week after being involved with violent crimes.
A 20-year-old D.C. man was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday for killing a 17-year-old honor roll student who was walking back to his Northeast home with a friend last year after a brief jaunt for cigarettes.
Of the 10 current and former city wards arrested on murder charges since The Washington Times concluded an analysis of a year's worth of killings connected to this population of youths, the case of 19-year-old Kwan Kearney, charged in two homicides a week apart, is perhaps the most chilling.
A 19-year-old fatally shot over the weekend in Northwest Washington and the 19-year-old arrested for his killing were both wards of the city's troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), The Washington Times has learned.