Judge Continues Sentencing for Second Time

During a Sept. 20 sentencing, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun granted defense attorney Raymond Jones’s request to have the hearing pushed for continuance.

Devon Stephens, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed in the death of Eugene Isaac, Jr, 34, on the 100 block of N Street, NW, on Feb. 15, 2020. He was originally charged with first-degree murder while armed in relation to the murder.

Jones requested time because there were COVID-19-related issues. He did express the importance for the families to get closure.

The sentencing that was supposed to take place on Sept. 20 was originally set to be held in August but was continued. 

The prosecutor told Judge Okun that she has been “accommodating and patient with all delays.”  

She said that there was no major need for a continuance.  

Judge Robert Okun said no further extensions would be granted after this continuance and the sentencing would take place at the next date.   

Stephens is scheduled to return to court for his sentencing on Nov.  7.