Friday, August 13, 2010

DC. Two More D.C. Juvenile Wards Slain. Death Toll: 7 wards slain, 10 wards charged with murder.

Two more young men who were committed to the D.C.’s youth justice agency have joined the District’s grim roll call in separate homicides this week, The Washington Examiner has learned.

DC. Two More D.C. Juvenile Wards Slain. Death Toll: 7 wards slain, 10 wards charged with murder.

David Hinson, 20, was shot dead Wednesday night in Capitol Heights. A few hours later and several miles away, Sean Robinson, 19, was gunned down on the 2500 block of Mozart Avenue NW.

Each man was a ward of the District’s long-troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, a source familiar with their backgrounds told The Examiner.

Hinson’s juvenile record included arrests for destruction of property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, theft and assault, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because juvenile records are confidential.

Robinson had been arrested for weapons crimes, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He had recently escaped from the city’s custody and was on the run, the source said.more
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