Judge in Murder Case Grants Defense’s Motion for Subpoena Power

A DC Superior Court judge granted a defense attorney’s request for power to obtain evidence in a homicide case.

Deon Walters, Jr is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 42-year-old Arthur Daniels, IV on Oct. 1, 2020, on the 6200 block of 8th Street, NW. The 18-year-old defendant is accused of shooting Daniels while committing or trying to commit a robbery.

In his written motion, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits requested the ability to obtain all document records and video footage. The data the attorney requested included data from phone records and information from the defendant’s iCloud account. Resetarits requested the information by the next hearing, which is scheduled for Oct. 25.

During the June 1 hearing, Resetarits said the prosecution presented evidence from his client’s iCloud and cell phone data in a prior hearing, which he wants to access.

Judge John Campbell decided not to rule on the motion, advising Resetarits to ask the trial judge, Judge Neal Kravitz, to make a ruling

Later that day, Judge Kravitz granted the motion, according to court documents.