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Arrest Made after “domestic related” Stabbing Homicide in Mount Pleasant

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2016 at 9:45 am 11 Comments

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred in the 1800 block of Newton Street, Northwest on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

At approximately 4:35 am, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a stabbing. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim, inside a residence, suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The offense is domestic related.

The decedent has been identified as 32-year-old Pedro Sixto Esparragoza, of Northwest, DC.

On Tuesday, August 02, 2016, 28-year-old Edy Dinora Portillo Martinez, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”

  • P. Lecheval

    How sad. Not something you typically associate with the million dollar homes that line this block.

    • anon

      You aren’t well-informed on domestic violence – it happens across all income levels, in all neighborhoods.

      • Rick

        Right, and stabbing homicides are every bit as common in wealthy households as they are in lower income households.

    • Bullwinkle

      Maybe they lived in the basement apartment.

  • Grant Circle

    Wasn’t a pedestrian just stabbed on that block as well?

    • Anon3

      Pedestrian was jumped and beaten a few houses west by a group of juveniles, but yes, same block.

      • Anon

        I live nearby and hadn’t heard about that. Fantastic. When was that?

  • Eva Fitch

    This is where you can donate to the family


  • Whitney

    Also a Mt. P resident. Is it just me, or has there been a serious uptick in crime in Mount Pleasant lately?

    • TJ

      No, I think most types of crime are actually down and in some instances by a lot, despite a couple high-profile incidents. There is a merciful lapse in burglaries, for instance, and muggings aren’t nearly as frequent as in nearby neightborhoods. I live on the block where the domestic stabbing and beating/mugging occurred. The former could happen anywhere, but the latter is troubling. While a similar incident isn’t likely, I’ve been more mindful than usual about who is hanging out behind Bancroft elementary and near the park.


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