Judge Finds Probable Cause in Homicide Case

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A DC Superior Court judge ruled that a murder case has enough evidence to go to trial. 

Isaac Moye, 43, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Unique Harris. According to the prosecution, the two were friends.

During the April 5 hearing, an MPD detective discussed a transcript of interviews between himself and several witnesses, as well as reports of a GPS tracking device of Moye’s cell phone.

The detective said a witness provided information about someone they had seen in the house having an argument between the victim and a person who is alleged to be Moye. The witness said the person wore a black bomber jacket. The detective confirmed in an interview with Moye that he wore a black bomber jacket, which resembled the description the witness gave.

According to court documents, Harris was reported missing from her apartment by family members in the household who saw her before they went to bed.

On Oct. 10, 2010, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was notified of a woman missing from her home on the 2400 block of Hartford Street, SE. A missing persons report was filed and detectives began looking for her, but they were unable to find her over the course of several years. On Oct. 24, 2018, the court granted a petition for presumption of death of a missing person, and a death certificate was issued for her.

Court documents state that Harris and the defendant talked on the phone 13 times on Oct. 9, 2010, which was the night before her disappearance.

Judge Neal Kravitz ruled that there was enough evidence to establish probable cause. 

“The evidence leaves me to believe something criminal occurred that caused her death,” he said.

Although defense attorney Jason Tulley asked for his client’s release, Judge Kravits decided that he should remain held at DC Jail.

The next hearing is scheduled for July 14. 

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.

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