Tragedy in Trinidad
Marcella Robinson and her son nearly didn't leave the house that night.
News of Alonzo Robinson's murder in Trinidad quickly reached D.C. city hall, where the mayor just a month earlier had decided to take drastic measures to stop violence in the neighborhood.
The Icon is roughly 20 miles and 40 minutes from the Trinidad neighborhood of D.C. But it is here, according to authorities, where the events leading to Alonzo Robinson's murder began to unfold.
A D.C. Superior Court judge has ruled a key government witness can testify in a trial for suspects accused of murdering a 13-year-old in the city's Trinidad neighborhood nearly three years ago.
A series of D.C. shootings in 2008 that killed a teenage boy and wounded a college student spending time with his brother began with a punch thrown during a fight at a Maryland club, a prosecutor said Friday during opening arguments in the Alonzo Robinson murder trial.
A government witness in the Alonzo Robinson murder trial testified this week that he and three suspects in the case participated in a series of shootings that led to the death of the 13-year-old in July 2008.
The fate of five suspects on trial for events surrounding the death of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson in the District's Trinidad neighborhood is now in the hands of a Superior Court jury.
A D.C. Superior Court jury has acquitted three of five suspects in the events surrounding the 2008 murder of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson in the Trinidad neighborhood, and remains undecided on the fate of one suspect on trial.
A D.C. Superior Court judge has granted a mistrial for the lone defendant left in the case surrounding the 2008 murder of 13-year-old Alonzo Robinson in the Trinidad neighborhood.