Judge Finds Probable Cause for Murder Defendant Accused of Killing Girlfriend

A DC Superior Court judge ruled that the case against a man accused of shooting his girlfriend has enough evidence to go to trial.

Idrissa Fall, 34, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in the death of 29-year-old Dara Northern on July 18 on the 6100 block of 4th Street, NW. 

During the Sept. 21 preliminary hearing, the lead Metropolitan Police Department detective on the case testified that Northern was shot in the right eye while sitting in a vehicle outside of her home with a friend. 

In a 911 call played during the hearing, the friend can be heard saying, “it’s her boyfriend, he shot her through my window,” between pleas for help. 

Defense attorney Ronald Resetarits asked Judge Danya Dayson to release his client with the strictest possible conditions. But Judge Dayson said, “there are no conditions or combination of conditions that will ensure the safety of the community.”

The next hearing in this case is scheduled for Dec. 10.