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    CROSS-POST FROM BrooklandGLBT LISTSERV, AS FIRST REPORTED BY MPD-SLU LISTSERV METRO WEEKLY Southeast Man found Guilty in Gay Shooting Antwan Holcomb guilty of
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      CROSS-POST FROM BrooklandGLBT LISTSERV,
      AS FIRST REPORTED BY MPD-SLU LISTSERV


      METRO WEEKLY
      Southeast Man found Guilty in Gay Shooting

      Antwan Holcomb guilty of first-degree murder in shooting of Anthony Perkins


      By Yusef Najafi
      Published on March 2, 2011, 1:50pm


      Perkins Anthony Perkins

      On Tuesday, March 1, a D.C. Superior Court found 21-year-old D.C. resident Antwan Holcomb guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the 2009 shooting homicide of gay D.C. resident Anthony Perkins.

      According to the Metropolitan Police Department Holcomb met Perkins through a gay telephone chat line. According to a release issued by MPD Capt. Edward Delgado, ''The jury returned its verdict after deliberating for a little more than five hours following a five-day trial in which prosecutors [said] Holcomb shot Perkins in the head in Perkins' car after luring him to a secluded street in Southeast Washington.''

      Police add that a witness who knew Holcomb testified that he heard Holcomb telling others on the night of the shooting that he had shot ''faggy'' in the head and stolen a pack of cigarettes from him before leaving Perkins's Lincoln Town Car.

      ''The price that the defendant put on the head of Mr. Perkins was a pack of cigarettes,'' Steven Swaney, Assistant U.S. Attorney and one of two prosecutors in the case, told the jury on Tuesday.

      Perkins was 29 and living with his mother in the District. According to MPD, he worked as a dispatcher for an air conditioning and heating company.

      http://www.metroweekly.com/news/?ak=6037 
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      WASHINGTON BLADE
      D.C. man found guilty in gay murder
      Joey DiGuglielmo | Mar 02, 2011


      A D.C. Superior Court jury Tuesday found a District man guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the December 2009 shooting death of gay D.C. resident Anthony Perkins, whom police say met his killer through a gay telephone chat line.

      The jury returned its verdict after deliberating for a little more than five hours following a five-day trial in which prosecutors said Antwan Holcomb, 21, shot Perkins in the head in Perkins' car after luring him to a secluded street in Southeast Washington.

      A witness who knew Holcomb testified that he overheard Holcomb say on the night of the murder that he "shot the `faggy' in the head and robbed him of a pack of Newport cigarettes" before leaving Perkins' Lincoln Town Car and fleeing the scene on foot.

      "The price that the defendant put on the head of Mr. Perkins was a pack of cigarettes," Assistant United States Attorney Steven Swaney, one of two prosecutors in the case, told the jury on Tuesday.
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      http://www.washingtonblade.com/2011/03/02/d-c-man-found-guilty-in-gay-murder/ 

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