Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Local Briefing: Arrest in 3/21 Homicide, NoMa Parks, & Cava Grill


Suspect Arrested in Homicide in 600 Block of 14th Street

Police have arrested El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, 28, for the recent murder of Corrina Mehiel in the 600 block of 14th Street. Police now suggest that Toure and Mehiel were strangers, and the motive may have been robbery. Toure faces charges of first degree murder while armed and theft one. There's lots of coverage on this story, including from Washington Post and NBC 4.
Planning NoMa Parks 

The NoMa Parks Foundation invites the community to learn more about current and future parks projects in the NoMa neighborhood at NoMa Parks Community Conversation 6.0. The conversation will include a presentation on the final design for a park at 3rd and L Street NE. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Background materials for this, and past, NoMa Parks Foundation Community Conversations are online. There's also a "NoMa Green" Community Meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 24. Both meetings will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn (1225 First St. NE).

Cava Grill Headed to H Street

Local blog District Cuisine reports that Cava Grill has plans to open at 523 H St. Cava Grill is a locally based chain that offers some very tasty Mediterranean fare.


Anonymous said...

cava grill on H is a dream come true

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pat said...

The suspect seems to have one heck of a rap sheet. Assault, threats and Robbery, and the police have plenty of circumstantial
evidence. Certainly enough for Conspiracy to Rob, Felony Murder and theft.

The claims of the arrest report are chilling and if true this man is a predator who killed and tortured a beautiful young woman.
I sincerely wish justice is swift and he is away from society for a very long time.

Because he is a parole violator in Tennessee, his sentence there can restart and he can serve that time without credit in DC.

These cases live or die on the forensic evidence. I am sure there will be plenty of prints, hair/fiber, shoe impressions,
and juries will not be sympathetic to him.

I do not believe in the death penalty but the killer here must be placed away from society for a long time.
25 years is not unusual for murder. Add in Robbery, car theft and his busted parole in Tennessee and this guy is
going to be looking at 40-50 years in jail. He may get out, and probably should get out, but as a 70 year old man
who has spent his life in a cage.

Anonymous said...

He should be given the Ramsey Bolton treatment. That this was a random torture robbery and murder is horrific. My family of four lives half a block away. Either I am buying a weapon to defend our lives and home or we are moving to VA.

Anonymous said...

the Washington Post says he has made terrorist threats. how was he out on parole?

pat said...


I believe the 8th Amendment was written for good and sound reasons, but this man is clearly a great threat to the community.
Being locked in a cage is a pretty serious thing, and to serve 25 years for that will be a solid punishment. He will then
have to go to Tennessee for 7 years further, so he will be 60 by the time he gets out.

60 years old, a multiple felon, he is unlikely to be looking at a very pleasant life after that.