Defense Requests Name of Witness

To better prepare arguments for a murder defendant’s defense, a defense attorney requested the name of a witness.

Alonzo Lewis is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting 40-year-old Jaquon Helm and 35-year-old Venius Badgett on the Unit block of Galveston Street, SW in May of 2018. Lewis, 33, is also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed against a minor and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Despite transcripts of what the witness said to police, defense attorney John Fowler requested the name of a specific witness to learn more about what the witness saw or heard.

Fowler told DC Superior Court Judge Anita Josey-Herring that he would agree to a protective order if necessary. However, Judge Josey-Herring said that she could not decide whether or not there needed to be a protective order without listening to the audio file.

The prosecution said that Fowler didn’t need the name of the witness because he had already received the names of seven other witnesses in the case

A status hearing is scheduled to occur on March 27.