Court Process for Fatal Stabbing Case Continues

A status hearing on Jan. 23 reported timely progression in the case of a 2018 homicide. 

Antonio Jackson, 36, has been held at DC Jail since 2018 in connection to an incident that occurred on the 500 block of Oakwood Street, SE on March 29, 2018. According to court documents, the incident left 52-year-old Maria Evans dead after she sustained multiple stab wounds to her torso. 

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan held a status hearing on Monday to examine the progress of the case. Her first matter was checking on Jackson’s new defense attorney, Molly Bunke

Bunke recently joined defense attorney Jessica Willis on the case after Jackson’s former defense attorney, who worked alongside Willis, withdrew from the case. 

The defense reminded Judge Raffinan that they’ve already filed motions to suppress identification testimony and exclude lay witness testimony. 

Judge Raffinan requested any additional motions from either side to be filed by Feb. 17 with responses due by March 3 to ensure that everything is received in a timely manner. 

A motions hearing is scheduled for April 28.

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