Judge Decides to Revisit Substantial Probability Ruling at Later Date









During a motions hearing Sept. 5, a judge decided to revisit her substantial probability finding on Sept. 13.

Alonzo Lewis is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting 40-year-old Jaquon Helm and 35-year-old Venius Badgett on the Unit block of Galveston Street, SW in May of 2018. Lewis, 33, is also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed against a minor and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Defense attorney John Fowler filed a motion Aug. 24 to revisit the substantial probability finding and to release Lewis. He also requested all remaining discovery from the prosecution, including the names of witnesses so he could interview them.

DC Superior Court Judge Danya A. Dayson ended the proceedings after the attorneys began interrupting one another, and did not rule on the motion.

Lewis is scheduled for a motions hearing on Sept. 13.