Judge Releases Inmate After Finding Suitable Housing

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On April 10, a DC Superior Court judge released a murder defendant after he was able to obtain suitable housing.

Travis Russell, 35, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing Michael Hooker, 44, on the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE on May 26, 2019.

Judge Neal Kravitz granted the motion for release. D.C. Witness previously reported that Russell’s hearing was continued in order for his defense attorney to find suitable housing.

Russell was released to a halfway house and has the ability to work.

A status hearing is scheduled on May 22.

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