DC Police Get A break In Makiyah Wilson Murder, Va Mother Charged With Shooting Her Kids Makes Court Appearance

DC Police get a break in Makiyah Wilson murder…

DC Police have identified persons of interest in the murder case of 10 year old Makiyah Wilson. Investigators conducted searches last Thursday at apartments in the 2300 block of Good Hope Court and the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road in Southeast. Reportedly DNA collected may help police break the case. Seven apartments in all were searched and a few people were taken into custody for questioning.

10 year old Makiyah Wilson was one of three people shot on July 16th on 53rd Street in Clay Terrace. Witnesses say a driver and four masked men pulled into the parking lot and simply opened fire into the group. Makiyah was the only person killed. Her sister was also shot and is recovering. Detectives say as many as 70 shell casings were found in the area. The FBI and MPD are offering a reward of $45,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in this crime. The motive in the case remain unclear.

Va mother charged with shooting her kids makes court appearance…

The Virginia mother charged with shooting her two small children and killing her 5 year old is due to make her first court appearance today. 33 year old Veronica Youngblood had a 9 am court hearing. She is facing one count of murder. Sources say additional charges could be filed.

Fairfax County Police were called to the 1500 block of Lincoln Circle Sunday night following reports of a shooting. Once there they discovered the bodies of two young girls. One was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 5 years old. State law does not allow their identities to be released. The second child remains in the hospital. There is no up on her condition at this time.

Youngblood and the weapon believed to have been used were both found in a Loudoun County neighborhood a short time after the children were discovered. Friends say she had two daughters and court documents reveal Youngblood has a 5 year old named Brooklynn. The other daughter who was not named is older. Autopsy reports indicate that the 5 year old died as the result of a gunshot wound to her head.

Court documents show Veronica Youngblood and her ex husband have spend years in court fighting over custody of their children. The two were divorced but living together in the Fairfax County town home. Youngblood and her ex were schedule to move to Missouri this week, that is where his company was relocating him and she did not want to go.

New AAA report shows an alarming number of train deaths in the DMV…

Triple A Mid Atlantic has come out with an alarming report showing a large number of deaths in Maryland, Virgnia and DC due to train accidents. Since January of 2015 to date there have been 100 people in the Metropolitan area. Shockingly most of them 18 are because people were playing, wandering or walking near train tracks. In July two women were killed after they were struck by a CSX freight train in Germantown. In Virginia, two teens were killed in May when they were blindsided by a train.

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