Judge Continues Hearing to Give Defendant Time to Seek Medical Assistance

A DC Superior Court judge continued a hearing for a murder defendant at his lawyer’s request so he could receive medical assistance.

William Davenport, 29, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 27-year-old Leonard Turner on May 14 on the 1700 block of Trinidad Avenue, NE. Judge Dayna Dayson recently ruled that there is enough evidence to go to trial. She also rejected the argument that Turner was killed in self-defense, as he was shot four times in the back.

Defense attorney Jacqueline Cadman asked Judge Dayson to continue the Nov. 23 bond review hearing so Davenport could see a doctor at the DC Jail for a finger injury he sustained while detained. 

The case is currently pending indictment, which the prosecution says will be filed by mid-December. Davenport’s next hearing is scheduled for Nov. 29.