Defense Waives Right to Test Evidence in Murder Case

During a status hearing Aug. 2,  defense counsel for a murder case said independent testing on evidence would not be conducted.

Marquette Jordan, 28, was arrested April 30, 2018, for allegedly stabbing 58-year-old Ivan Lynch, a resident of Hyattsville, Md., on the 900 block of 5th Street, SE. Jordan is charged with second-degree murder while armed.

The prosecution told DC Superior Court Judge Milton C. Lee that it was still waiting on DNA results from unspecified biological material.

Jordan is scheduled for a trial readiness hearing on Aug. 27. A trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 9.