Judge Continues Murder Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a murder case Dec. 10, so that a new defense attorney more time.

Alphonso Walker, 41, is charged with first-degree murder while armed with aggregating circumstances, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and attempt to commit robbery while armed for allegedly shooting Dalonte Wilson, 23, and Antone Brown, 44. The double homicide occurred on April 25, 2018, on the 400 block of 61st Street, NE.

Judge Milton C. Lee continued the case to allow new counsel to be able to meet with and get familiar with Walker and his case.

New counsel took on the case after Walker’s defense attorney, Judith Pipe, said she would remove herself for reasons that were not specified in court.

The prosecution had no objections to the change in counsel, saying that he had more evidence to disclose. The evidence is coming from the digital evidence unit.

An ascertainment of counsel hearing is scheduled to occur on Jan. 10, 2020. Walker will remain in DC Jail without bond.

Jaylin Hawkins wrote this article.