Judge Denies Defenses Motion to Suppress Extraction

A judge denied a motion that would block the prosecution from using blood samples in a murder trial 

George Malik Anderson, 21, is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting 24-year-old Devin Butler on the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW on June 13.

During a felony status conference on Sept. 20, the defense filed a motion to restrict the prosecution from extracting the blood samples. 

However, the prosecution said blood was found on the defendant’s hands and on the guns. 

DC Superior Court Judge Todd E. Edelman denied the defense’s motion and allowed the prosecution to test the blood. 

Defense counsel, Judith Pipe, requested that any blood the prosecution extracted from the scene be shared with the defense if independent DNA testing were to be conducted. 

A felony status conference is scheduled for Oct. 18.