Judge Grants Defense A Continuance to Work on ’09 Murder Case

A DC Superior Court judge granted the defense a continuance until August.

Saeve Evans is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Kareem Ware on the 3800 block of Halley Terrace in 2009.

According to court documents, the shooting allegedly occurred after a car chase, during which the defendant and the victim were shooting at each other from different vehicles. As of June 28, no witnesses have directly identified Evans, 28, as the other shooter.

The prosecution first charged Evans for the crime in May, 10 years after the incident occurred.

The defense asked Judge Danya Dayson for a continuance in order to talk to a potential witness for the case.

The defense may also file a motion to dismiss the case. Judge Dayson granted both the defense and the prosecution until July 22 to file any motions.

Evans was acquitted Feb. 8 after standing trial for the murder of 16-year-old Breyona McMillian in 2016. Despite being found not-guilty for murder, Judge Craig Iscoe sentenced Evans in May to 4.6 years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm.

A status hearing is scheduled on Aug. 14.

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