Judge Continues Murder Case

A DC Court Superior judge continued a homicide case involving two co-defendants.

John McRae is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 22-year-old Marty McMillan on March 23, 2017, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE. He is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

McRae’s co-defendant, Shaniah Davis, is charged with accessory after the fact. Her presence in court during the Oct. 22 hearing was excused, but her lawyer, Mary Kennedy, represented her in court.

The prosecution is conducting DNA testing and expect the results by the beginning of 2022. They said they are willing to share the results with the defense. McCrae’s attorneys, Russell Hairston and Randy McDonald, said their client has agreed to the DNA testing.

Judge Kravitz set a hearing date for Jan. 28. The trial is set to begin on April 20.