Fatal Stabbing Case to Go Before Jury in 2022

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A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a jury trial for a murder case. 

Travis Russell, 37, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 44-year-old Michael Hooker in the neck with a piece of glass on May 26, 2019, on the 2700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE. 

Russell is also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon. 

During the July 29 hearing, Judge Neal Kravitz set aside June 15 through July 1, 2022, for the trial. He also has a trial readiness hearing scheduled for Nov. 12.

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