[Editor's note: I'm not entirely sure of the spelling of the names on this one. I've also seen the victim's first name spelled Alicia, and the suspect's name spelled Kenny]
Thursday, September 15, 2011
WP: More on the Wheeler Homicide
The Washington Post has more information on the murder of Alecia Wheeler (42) who was stabbed to death Tuesday shortly after picking up here four children from a recreation center. Her accused killer, Claude Kinney, is also the father of three of her children. They had a history of domestic violence, and Kinney had threatened to kill her before. She had sought help from the courts. On August 12th she sought a one year protective order that would have barred Kinney from coming near her. The court granted her a two week protective order, but at an August 29th hear the judge declined to grant a one year order. Wheeler returned to court last week and obtained another two week order. Her children are now in the District's care. Kinney has been arrested at least 17 times in DC since the 1980s, but has only one minor drug conviction.