Some Good News Also – Homicide Case Closure (9th and U St, NW)

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From MPD:

“On Friday, May 28, 2010, at approximately 0219 hours, a unit from the Third District, was flagged down by a citizen at 9th and U St., NW. The citizen directed the officers to a male who was lying on the sidewalk in front of 1936 9th St., NW. The male was suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest. DCFEMS responded and transported the victim to the Hospital, where he succumbed to his injury..

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, thanks to the hard work of the citizens, members of the Third District and our Homicide Detectives, the defendant in this case was arrested at the Homicide Branch at 2115 hours and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant for the stabbing death of the above decendant.”

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  • Are you saying the case has been closed because MPD arrested someone and outfitted them with a brand new orange jumpsuit? If the defendant was arrested – and I assume held – on Sunday 5/30, then he or she hasn’t even had a preliminary hearing yet. Probable cause hasn’t been established.

    I’d start reading MPD press releases a little more warily. This certainly isn’t good news for the defendant being held without probably cause.

  • Not very good news for the stabbing victim…

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  • Nobody’s saying this was good news for the decedent. But it’s way too early to celebrate the defendant’s incarceration, if that’s your kinda thing. The incident simply has not been investigated enough.

  • I don’t think they can arrest without probably cause.

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