Domestic Violence Case Set for Trial

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a domestic violence defendant indicted on five charges to be tried in front of a jury in November 2022.

The defendant is charged with malicious disfigurement, assault with intent to kill while armed, aggravated assault knowingly while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon and cruelty to children in a domestic violence case.

During the Nov. 5 hearing, the defendant rejected a plea deal for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

Judge Juliet McKenna scheduled jury selection to take place on Nov. 2 and 3 with the trial to begin on Nov. 7.

The prosecution estimated they will call five to six witnesses to testify, including three civilian witnesses.

Parties are set to reconvene on May 13 for a status hearing.