Conflict With Attorney Causes Complications in Murder Case

During a felony status conference for three murder defendants, a DC Superior Court judge said that conflicts between one of the murder defendants and his attorney might possibly cause delays in the trial date.

Charles Young, Sean McKenzie, and Steven Robin have all been charged with first-degree murder while armed for their alleged roles in the shooting of Kenneth Poindexter, 29, on January 20, 2018.

DC Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman said June 3 that Keven Mosley had been appointed as conflict counsel for Robin, 22, who was apparently experiencing problems with his attorney, Michael Madden. The nature of this conflict was not discussed in open court.

McKenzie’s defense attorneys said it is unlikely they will be ready for trial by Sept. 30, the date trial is scheduled to begin. Judge Eldeman said he was inclined to give the defense more time to prepare for the trial, but did not specify a new date.

A status conference to assess how the attorneys will proceed is scheduled on June 24.