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District Man Found Guilty of Murder Charge In Slaying of Woman in Southeast Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Victim Was Stabbed in a Stairwell

            WASHINGTON – Delonte Wynn, 36, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty by a jury today of first-degree premeditated murder while armed for the fatal stabbing of a woman in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.


            The verdict followed a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Zoe Bush scheduled sentencing for Sept. 11, 2017.


            According to the government’s evidence, on May 13, 2015, at about 6:30 p.m., the masked defendant stabbed Darlene Bryant once in the back of the neck inside the stairwell of a building in the 4300 block of Wheeler Road SE. He then fled the scene. Ms. Bryant, 46, made her way down the stairs, stumbled across the street, and banged on a neighbor’s door until he came and called 911. Ms. Bryant was too injured to talk. Within seconds of the 911 call being placed, she slumped down and died on the neighbor’s front steps.


            In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Stephanie Siegerist; Victim/Witness Advocate Diana Lim; Victim/Witness Services Coordinator Tanya Via; Litigation Technology Specialist Anisha Bhatia; Criminal Investigator John Marsh, and Investigative Analyst Zachary McMenamin. Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Bruckmann and Deborah Sines, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated June 26, 2017

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 17-136