Judge Pushes Jury Selection Back for 6 Defendants Charged in 2018 Drive-By

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On March 19, a DC Superior Court judge rescheduled the start of a jury selection date for six co-defendants charged in connection with a 2018 drive-by shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl.

Qujuan Thomas, 22, Quentin Michals, 23, Gregory Taylor, 25, Mark Price, 26, Quincy Garvin, 21, and Saquan Williams, 20, are facing charges for first-degree murder while armed, conspiracy, weapon possession, assault the intent to kill, aggravated assault while armed and felony criminal street gang affiliation the death of 10 year-old Makiyah Wilson on July 16, 2018, on the 300 block of 53rd Street, NE.

The shooting is alleged to have occurred due to neighborhood rivalry.

“Due to limited space, we have to tighten the gap between jury selection and trial,” said Judge Juliet McKenna.

The jury selection was originally scheduled to begin on April 25, 2022, but has been rescheduled to April 27, 2022. 

The trial is scheduled to take place from May 2 to July 1, 2022.

Antonio Murchison, 28, Darrise Jeffers, 21, Marquell Cobbs, 19, and Isaiah Murchison, 21, are also charged with murder in Wilson’s death.

Judge Dayson set aside Jan. 9 through March 10, 2023, for the jury trial. She also scheduled a trial readiness hearing for July 12 of this year.

Quanisha Ramsuer, 27, is charged with obstruction of justice.

Ramsuer’s next hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 3.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.

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