Judge Arraigns Defendant on Murder and Gun Possession Charges

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee arraigned a defendant on first-degree murder while armed and possession of firearm during a crime of violence. Both of these charges were for offenses committed during release. 

Eric Davis, 59, is accused of fatally shooting 41-year-old Theodore Riley on the 1600 block of Gales Street, SE on July 19, 2021. According to court documents, Riley suffered from a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

During the Aug. 2 arraignment hearing, defense attorney Pierce Suen entered a plea of not guilty on Hall’s behalf. 

Judge Lee scheduled the trial to be April 15, 2024. The prosecution expects their case to last 4 to 5 days. According to the prosecution, testing for DNA evidence is still pending. 

Judge Lee scheduled the next hearing for Nov. 18.