Judge grants extension to provide updates on Homicide Case

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee granted on Nov.4 a continuance for a hearing on DNA testing and to discuss potential motion deadlines.

Jamil Whitley, 35, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 32-year-old Kevin Redd on July 11, 2020, on the 4700 block of Jay Street, NE. 

During the Friday hearing, the prosecutor told Judge Lee that he would be able to provide an update on ballistic testing and cellular location information. The prosecutor said those items were not yet available.

Whitley’s defense attorney, Madalyn Harvey, said she is not prepared to perform DNA testing. The attorney requested an extension.

Judge Lee found it reasonable to grant more time to both parties to follow up on DNA testing and receive updates on ballistic testing and cell phone location data at the next hearing.

Whitley’s next hearing date is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2023.

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