Judge Holds Two Murder Defendants During Initial Hearings

During initial hearings on Feb. 18, DC Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond held two murder defendants.

In total, the judge presided over 21 defendants, including three defendants who faced charges for domestic violence-related cases and two defendants who faced charges for homicide cases.

The two homicide defendants, Delonta Stevenson and Vorreze Thomas are both charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 32 year-old Terrence Allen. The offense occurred on Jan. 18 in an apartment complex on the 3000 block of Stanton Road in Southeast, DC. 

In addition to Allen, two other victims were also shot, though they sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Stevenson, 26, and Thomas, 23, allegedly cut Allen off in a vehicle and shot close to 50 rounds at Allen’s car.

According to the police report, Stevenson is alleged to have been in the passenger seat and is believed to be the individual who shot at Allen and the other victims.

Judge Raymond ordered that both defendants be held at the DC Jail pending their next hearing, which is scheduled for March 10.

Judge Raymond also held two domestic violence defendants, who were brought in on bench warrants for failing to appear at their hearings. Both defendants are on probation for simple assault. Their next hearings are scheduled for Feb. 23.

The judge also released another domestic violence defendant who is charged with simple assault. He was given a stay-away order, and his next hearing is scheduled for July 22.