Judge Holds Three Homicide Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held three homicide defendants during presentments on Oct. 14.

A total of 35 defendants were brought before Judge Heidi Herrmann.

Kamar Queen, 24, and Erwin Duboise, 27, are both charged with first-degree murder in connection with a mass shooting that injured three and killed three others.

At approximately 7:33 p.m., police responded to the 600 block of Longfellow Street, NW, according to a Metropolitan Police Department press release. On arrival, found found multiple gunshot victims. Three victims were pronounced dead on scene. Three other victims were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

The three deceased victims were identified as 31-year-old Donnetta Dyson, 34-year-old Keenan Braxton and 37-year-old Johnny Joyner.

Judge Herrmann held both defendants and scheduled them to return to court on Oct. 25.

Marcha Johnson is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 20-year-old Rufus Davis on the Unit Block of O Street, NW, on Oct. 6.

Johnson, 43, was held and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 26.

Three domestic violence defendants were also brought before Judge Herrmann. Their charges include simple assault and attempted threats to od bodily harm. All three were released and scheduled to return to court on Jan 6.