Judge Denies Murder Defendant’s Release for 2nd Time

A judge denied a murder defendants release for a second time on May 8.

Andre Dubose is charged with first-degree murder while armed with a wooden object for allegedly assaulting 37-year-old Ahmad Simms on the 1800 Block of Q Street, SE on March 17, 2019.

Judge Todd Edelman denied Dubose’s emergency motion for release due to the COVID-19 pandemic on April 27. On May 8 Judge Neal Kravitz denied his renewed motion for release.

John Fowler, Dubose’s attorney, also asked the Department of Corrections to keep and eye on Dubose’s medical condition while he is incarcerated.

A felony status conference is scheduled for July 6.