Defense Plans to Conduct Independent DNA Testing in Murder Case

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During a Feb. 17 hearing, defense attorney Roderick Thompson expressed his desire to conduct independent testing on behalf of a murder defendant.

Daniel Fleetwood, 28, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the death of 26-year-old Shana Donahue on May 28, 2020, on the 2900 block of N Street, SE. The incident is listed as domestic violence.

The prosecution informed the court that they provided the defense with the evidence they would use.

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan said motions are due on March 3 and responses are due on March 23.

A motions hearing is set for April 14.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 15.

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