Judge Reschedules Hearing Due to Defense Attorney’s Illness

Mohamed Goodwin’s status hearing, originally scheduled for Jan. 23 was rescheduled, due to his defense attorney, Lee Smith’s, sudden illness. 

Goodwin is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Devonte Wilson on the 700 block of Morton Street, NW on Dec. 3 2020. Wilson was discovered at approximately 8 p.m. by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after being dispatched in reference to a traffic accident.

Goodwin is also being indicted on first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol without a license outside of a home or business.

Police found Wilson with visible gunshot wounds to his right neck and shoulder. Wilson was taken to Washington Hospital Center Medstar for treatment, and was pronounced braindead, according to court documents.

The status hearing was rescheduled to Jan. 26.

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