GUILTY: South Capitol Street Murder Verdicts

10:48 PM, May 7, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Five men from D.C. were found guilty Monday, for crimes leading to a deadly drive-by shooting on South Capitol Street in D.C. in March of 2010.

Sanquan Carter, 20 and his brother, Orlando Carter, 21; Jeffrey Best, 22; Robert Bost, 22 were found guilty of first degree murder.

Lamar Williams, 22, was found guilty of second degree murder.

All five have been in custody since their arrests earlier this year. They will return to court for a status hearing on April 22, 2011 and are scheduled for trial in the case for January 30, 2012.

Sanquan Carter, Orlando Carter, Best and Williams were charged with the murder of 20-year-old Jordan Howe. This indictment adds charges against them for conspiracy, assault with intent to kill while armed and other offenses in connection with this crime.

Sanquan Carter was arrested and detained on March 23, 2010. The other defendants are charged with shootings that took place while he was in custody.

The violence on the night of March 30, 2010, at two locations, left four people dead and six wounded. Another person had bullets miss her by inches.
Orlando Carter, Best, Bost and Williams were charged with conspiracy, assault with intent to kill while armed, mayhem while armed, and other offense to the various crimes that previously were charged as a result of this night of violence.

Orlando Carter, Best and Bost were charged with murder and other offenses in the killing of Tavon Nelson, 17, on Galveston Street SW.

Orlando Carter, Best, Bost and Williams were charged with the violence that erupted soon after that, in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street. That gunfire led to the deaths of Brishell Jones, 16, Davaughn Boyd, 18 and William Jones, 19 and the wounding of six others.

Each of those charged with the South Capitol Street shootings faces a sentence of life without the possibility of release.

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