Defense in Murder Case Asks for Earliest Possible Hearing Date

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A defense attorney asked for the earliest possible preliminary hearing date for a murder case due to apparent doubts over if it will be found to have enough evidence to go to trial.

Judge Gerald Fisher agreed to the request made by Ronald Resetartis, who said he does not normally make such requests. Judge Fisher scheduled the hearing for Feb. 19.

The defendant, 17-year-old Deon Walters, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the Oct. 1 shooting of 42-year-old Arthur Daniels IV on the 6200 block of 8th Street, NW.

Walters was charged as an adult. He is currently being held in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS,) where he has been since his presentment hearing on Dec. 19, 2020.

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