Hearing Rescheduled for Reopened Murder Case

DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo rescheduled a Jan. 28 status hearing for a reopened murder case.

Back in 2015, Arik Sims was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Lamar Fonville after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder while armed, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and a misdemeanor charge for carrying a pistol. 

The case was reopened in September of  2019 after the defense said that two hearsay statements were admitted in the 2014 trial.

Fonville was killed on Sept. 20, 2012, on the 4700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

The next hearing is scheduled for March 30.