Judge Denies Defense’s Request to Set a Detention Hearing in Homicide Case

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee denied the defense’s request to set a detention hearing for a defendant in a 2021 homicide case.

Emanuel Taylor, 38, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the shooting death of Jimmy Beynum, 36, on the 1600 block of F Street, NE on Jan. 23, 2020. His co-defendant Stanely Brown is also charged with first-degree murder.

During the July 1 hearing, defense attorney Brandi Harden argued that the prosecution does not have sufficient evidence to continue holding Taylor in jail. 

“There is minimal evidence to link Mr. Taylor to the homicide,” Harden said. 

Although Judge Lee declined to set a detention hearing, Harden is prepared to file a bond review motion instead. 

Taylor’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 7