The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Marcelo Alvarez, who was beaten in the 1200 block of M Street, NW, on December 22, 2007. The case was closed on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, when 45-year-old Marlene Medley was charged with Murder II for the<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
murder of Mr. Alvarez. Ms. Medley was arrested at the Homicide Branch.
On December 22, 2007, at approximately 9:03p.m, members of the Third District responded to the 1200 block of M Street, NW, for the report of an unconscious male. The victim was transported to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>areaHospital and admitted. On December 26, 2007, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. An autopsy revealed
the primary cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and torso and the manner of death was homicide.