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Two charged with murder in death of Waterloo man


This news story was published on January 19, 2019.
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WATERLOO – Two people have been charged with murder after a Waterloo man was shot dead.

On May 31st, 2018 Waterloo Police were dispatched to the alley off of the 1200 block of W. Washington, where they found Shavondes Martin had died from gunshot wounds.   On November 13th, 2018 Danaesha L. Martin was arrested in Virginia on a warrant for 1st Degree Murder in connection with the death of Shavondes Martin.

On January 14, 2019 the Waterloo Police charged Raymond D. Birden, age 20 with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the Death of Shavondes S. Martin.    Raymond D. Birden has been in the Black Hawk County Jail since October 10th, 2018 on weapons charges.

Both Danaesha L. Martin and Raymond D. Birden remain in the custody of the Black Hawk County Jail.

The investigation into this case is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

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8 Responses to Two charged with murder in death of Waterloo man

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Waterloo is just like Chitcago!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

    14% of the general population and 74% of the PRISON POPULATION !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Public Education at its finest

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

    This is nothing new, but still puzzling. How do people just shoot somebody dead-full of holes, then go home and have fried chicken and watch tv?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 7:14 am

    The victim was her cousin, none of them new to crime. Cleaning the swamp.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2019 at 3:14 am

    He may be good in bed but not good enough to take the whole rap by herself

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    So she ratted on him, BLM?