Judge Denies Motion to Transfer Jailed Murder Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge denied a motion to transfer a jailed homicide defendant to DC’s Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF.)

Rasheed Young, 43, is charged with murder in two cases.

The first case involves the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Cedric Rogers on the 300 block of Franklin Street, NE, on June 11, 1996. Young is charged with first-degree murder in relation to this homicide. 

The second case centers on the death of 39-year-old Ronald William Richardson, who was shot on the 2300 block of 4th Street, NE, on May 20, 2018. He is charged with second-degree murder in relation to this homicide. 

Defense attorney Elizabeth Weller requested her client’s transfer to CTF due to undisclosed issues in DC Jail. She said he was not getting medical treatment at the jail for a condition he has, among other factors. DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo denied this request.

Weller also requested for a hearing to be set for a later date because she has been unable to meet with the defendant to discuss the case because his section of DC Jail was quarantined.

Parties agreed to reconvene on Dec. 1.