COVID Continues to Delay Homicide Trial

A homicide trial continued to be postponed on June 27 because one of the defense attorneys tested positive for COVID-19.

Co-defendants Saquan Williams, 20, and Quincy Garvin, 22, are charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm, criminal street gang affiliation and conspiracy in connection to the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Carl Hardy on the 1200 block of I Street, SE, on Sept. 10, 2017.

Garvin’s defense attorney, Kevin Robertson informed DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun via Webex on June 22 that he tested positive after experiencing flu-like symptoms. 

The trial was originally scheduled to resume on June 27, following CDC guidelines, which recommends a five-day isolation period for fully vaccinated individuals if by the fifth day they are fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving.

The trial continued to be delayed because Robertson did not meet the requirements and could not leave isolation. 

Judge Okun tentatively scheduled the trial to resume on June 28, but it is postponed until Robertson is able to leave isolation.