First-Degree Murder Case on Track to Begin Trial in August

A murder defendant appeared before D.C. Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo on Jan. 23 to schedule a motions hearing for his upcoming trial set to begin Aug. 7.

Officers of the Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the 100 Block of Kennedy Street, NW on Sept. 10, 2021, and found the victim Delonte Hazel, 31, with gunshot wounds. Kevin Singletary, 45, was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Hazel’s shooting. 

Singletary pleaded not guilty to the crime. His defense attorney, Howard McEachern, has noted in previous hearings that there is no video evidence placing Singletary and Hazel in the same place, on the day of the incident.

The prosecution countered the defense’s arguments with DNA evidence connecting Singletary to the alleged shooting.

A motions hearing for this case has been scheduled for July 21 at 10:30 a.m. Singletary will appear in court again on April 19 at 9:30 a.m. for an additional status hearing.

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